• 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

Reviving peace in South Sudan? What roles for women and for Canada?

Presented by the CIPS Fragile States Research Network, in partnership with the South Sudanese community in Ottawa and the CIC/NCB Africa Study...

Feb 27th, 2017

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Community Development

Presented by CIPS  Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a proven precondition for advancing socio-economic development, reducing poverty and improving the health...

Mar 21st, 2017

CIPS Welcomes Richard McLaren

Presented by CIPS  Whistleblowers put their careers, reputations, and sometimes even their lives at stake to expose wrongdoing and abuses of power. When...

Apr 18th, 2017