• The University of Ottawa has a critical mass of researchers across departments and faculties who are working on the contested subject of “fragile states.” Faculty from various units are addressing issues such as the challenges of justice in war-affected societies like Rwanda; the tensions between statutory and private security in other African states; and the dilemmas facing Canada in Afghanistan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • The Fragile States Research Network, sponsored by CIPS, provides a platform for exchange and collaboration among University of Ottawa researchers, colleagues in other institutions, and policy officials, who are working on issues of state fragility.

Network Coordinators

Upcoming Events

Canadian-Haitian cooperation: lessons learned and beyond.

Presented by CIPS and the Latin America and Caribbean Group of the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch In 2015, Global Affairs Canada...

May 18th, 2016

The Role of Inclusive Growth in Ending Extreme Poverty

Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 University Pvt., room 4004 (4th floor) Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network. Over the past...

Mar 7th, 2016

A New Peace in South Sudan? Ground-Level Realities and Options for Canada

Presented by the CIPS, the Fragile State Research Network and the Africa Study Group of the Canadian International Council/National Capital Branch. Free...

Nov 27th, 2015

The Current Crisis in Yemen: Causes and Prognosis

Presented by The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is required. Seating is limited and available on...

Oct 15th, 2015

Sharing the Burden? NATO and its Second-Tier Powers

BENJAMIN ZYLA, University of Ottawa. Presented by the CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network. Free. In English. Registration is not required...

Sep 17th, 2015