How many people do International Relations (IR) for a living in Canada’s Capital Region? To come up with an estimate, we counted full-time faculty who work in this semi-autonomous field of study at four universities in Ottawa and the neighbouring city of Gatineau: Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, St. Paul University and Université du Québec en Outaouais.
For the purposes of this particular count, ‘doing IR’ means:
(i) teaching classes in IR or its corollary fields, such as ‘international affairs’ and ‘global studies’; as well as
(ii) frequenting International Studies Association (ISA) annual conventions and/or publishing in journals identified as ‘IR’ by Thomson-Reuters ISI Citation Index (comprising about 80 English-language journals) or in French-language journals such as Critique internationale, Cultures & Conflits, Études internationales, Politique étrangère and Revue internationale et stratégique.
Using this method, our tally comes to 67 individuals. No doubt this is an underestimate, as we did not include faculty in anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, sociology, women’s studies (and so on) who work on the international and/or global aspects of their respective disciplines.
It would also be great to have a list that includes adjunct, part-time, sessional, and visiting faculty, research fellows, public servants-in-residence, post-doctoral and graduate students, and many other people who are doing IR in Ottawa-Gatineau. You are invited to help us compile such a list. As joint coordinators of the International Theory Network (ITN), we are interested in creating different IR lists for the CIPS website. In the meantime, we hope that this partial list will serve as a handy resource to students and others interested in knowing who ‘does’ things international and/or global in the region’s universities.
Our 67 IR specialists are listed below in alphabetical order of their university and department (school or program), and in alphabetical order of last name.
You are also invited to help us make this list more accurate. We apologize to those who fit our operational definitions but who have been inadvertently left off the list; please contact us to introduce yourself. And if your name appears below but you would rather not be associated with this imagined community for any reason, please let us know.
a) Université du Québec en Outaouais
b) Carleton University
c) Saint Paul University
d) University of Ottawa
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