The National Security Policy Network supports research and organizes public events on national security policy in Canada and in allied countries. Our objective is to support broader public discussion of issues related to intelligence, national security, and defence. By doing so, we aim to build greater links between academics, students, practitioners, and the public and to provide venues to advance knowledge on these issues.


Thomas Juneau (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs)

Craig Forcese (Faculty of Law – Common Law Section)

Wesley Wark (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs)

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Past Events

The War in Yemen: An Update

Video of webinar is now available here. RSVP required. Webinar login information will be emailed prior to the event. Presented by CIPS...

Oct 5th, 2020

VIDEO: Exclusive Event for Students: A Conversation on Operation IMPACT with Col. Jamie Speiser-Blanchet

VIDEO now available:   Exclusive Event for UOttawa Students The Centre for International Policy Studies is very pleased to invite UOttawa students...

Jun 8th, 2020

CANCELLED: The age of intelligence review and oversight in Canada

EVENT CANCELLED   Presented by CIPS and National Security Policy Network Canada’s national security and intelligence community has undergone, in recent...

Mar 16th, 2020

The War in Yemen and the Southern Issue

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network The crisis in Yemen started as a civil war, but has since evolved...

Jan 21st, 2020

NATO’s Contribution to Transatlantic Security

Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh CMG, UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network Transatlantic...

Jan 25th, 2019

What to do with Canadian Foreign Terrorist Fighters?

Presented by CIPS Approximately 200 Canadians have elected to leave to fight with terrorist groups abroad such as Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Al...

Jan 8th, 2019

Yemen’s War Between Local Complexities and Regional Proxies

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network Since 2011, Yemen, already the poorest country in the Middle East, has experienced profound loss...

Nov 1st, 2018

Geopolitics Unraveling: The Search for a New Normal

Presented by CIPS  Mathew Burrows serves as director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI). SFI works with a broad...

Mar 23rd, 2017

Evidence and Intelligence in the Context of National Security Operations

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network Presenter Philip Wright Prior to entering the law profession, Wright served as a...

Mar 21st, 2017