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)

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Past Events

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Threat Landscape in Canada

Watch the video of the event here.   Presented by CIPS and the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS). This...

Apr 12th, 2021

The National Security Community’s Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Video of webinar available here: Presented by CIPS, the National Security Policy Network (NSPN) and by the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence...

Feb 22nd, 2021

The War in Yemen: An Update

Video of webinar is available here: Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network The poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen...

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