Conservatism and American Foreign Policy

December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS

Liberalism is rightly understood as a theory of both domestic politics and foreign affairs. In contrast, conservatism is understood as largely being concerned with domestic politics, not international relations. Brendon O’Connor holds that conservatives do adhere to …

What to do with Canadian Foreign Terrorist Fighters?

January 8, 2019 - 12:00PM

Presented by CIPS

Approximately 200 Canadians have elected to leave to fight with terrorist groups abroad such as Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Al Shabaab and others. Some are known, or believed to be, dead. Others have apparently returned  home, status …

Rethinking the Power of Silence in Insecure and Gendered Sites

January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains”. The lecture will explore the

Missing the Target: The African Union’s Mediating Efforts in Burundi

February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS

In December 2015, following violent confrontations between the Burundian army and rebel groups, the African Union issued a communiqué to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping mission. However, African heads of state tabled the plan, calling for the approval …

Twelve Years Left to Save the World!? Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance

February 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Presented by CIPS 

Special Panel on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report 15: “Global Warming of 1.5℃

In the wake of the IPCC’s recently-released Special Report 15: Global Warming of 1.5℃ there has been a flood of reports

The Revitalised Peace Agreement and its Prospects in South Sudan: A Conversation with Alan Hamson, Canada’s former Ambassador to South Sudan

December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Presented by the CIPS Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) and the Africa Study Group of the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch.

After almost five years of civil war, in September 2018 the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces …

The Asia Foundation’s 2018 Survey of the Afghan People

December 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network

Voices of the Afghan People
The Asia Foundation releases its 14th annual public perception survey

Afghanistan is at an important moment in its history. Despite a persistent insurgency that continues to

Towards an International Political Ergonomics

December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network (SSN)

International Political Ergonomics (iPER) is a novel research programme focused on achieving positive-political change through the ergonomic (re)design of world politics. The approach is grounded on a shift across IR that

Securing Innovation for Democracy: Socio-Technical Imaginaries and American Cybersecurity Policy

November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

The protection of intellectual property rights is a centralpillar of the United States national cybersecurity policies. US policy stresses the need to protect intellectual property rights in order to ensure America’s continued …

Canada-Colombia cooperation: Learning from the evaluation of international assistance in a conflict-affected state

November 23, 2018 - 11:30

Presented in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, CIPS and the Fragile State Research Network (FSRN)

 Rigorous evaluation is essential to improving international engagement in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). In recent years, CIPS/FSRN has hosted several events on the evaluation …

Human Rights Watch: Russia

November 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era.

Kremlin made sure that the political arena has no real contenders, and works to prevent anyone from successfully proposing alternatives to its policies -whether on domestic …

Beyond Carbon Dividends: The Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Pricing

November 15, 2018 - 1:30

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network:

Despite being favored by economists, carbon pricing policies to reduce carbon pollution have become more politically controversial in the past 15 years, with prominent political failures or reversals globally. These policies

What do the U.S. midterms mean for Trump (and Canada)?

November 14, 2018 - 11:00

The University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) invite you to join us for a roundtable to discuss the results of the American midterm elections and what new …

The Relations Across the Taiwan Strait Since Tsai Ing-wen’s Election

November 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

Presented by CIPS and the Research Chair on Taiwan Studies 

Since Tsai Ing-wen’s election as President of Taiwan in January 2016, the relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated. China had decided to ignore the Tsai Administration, isolate Taiwan on …

CIPS welcomes Ambassadors John Herbst and Daniel Fried of the Atlantic Council

November 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Presented by CIPS and the Atlantic Council;

Join us for a conversation with Ambassadors John Herbst and Daniel Fried to discuss the challenges to democratic states and the NATO alliance posed by a resurgent Russia, the concept of hybrid warfare, …

Yemen’s War Between Local Complexities and Regional Proxies

November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network

Since 2011, Yemen, already the poorest country in the Middle East, has experienced profound loss of life, dire famine, and internal displacement. In addition to the collapse of state institutions, nearly …

The War on Terror Gone Wrong: Canadians, Canadian Security, and Fundamentalist Extremism Before and After 9/11

October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

Daniel Livermore will be explaining his new book, Detained: Islamic Fundamentalist Extremism and the War on Terror.  After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Canadian agencies willingly collaborated in the War on Terror launched by the United States to …

The State of the Study of the Market with Prof. Pascale Massot

October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

Prof. Pascale Massot argues that the political science literature has not devoted enough energy to the task of defining what markets are. Further, when definitional efforts are made, there is a tendency to adopt an implicit definition of the “market …

Conservatism and Russian International Relations Theory

October 11, 2018 - 12:00

This paper will examine the influence of conservative thought on Russian international relations theory. It will focus on how Russian conservatives have sought to reconcile an apparent tension between particularist and universalist aspects of their thinking. On the one hand, …

The United States and the Middle East in the Age of Trump: Tweet and Retreat.

October 9, 2018 - 14:00

President Donald Trump has steered U.S. Middle East policy in conflicting directions. He professes to seek the “ultimate Palestinian-Israeli peace deal” but has so alienated the Palestinians that they no longer talk to the Administration. He has pulled the United

Nuclear Policy, Politics and Risks in the Trump Administration

October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

 “We are at a new nuclear inflection point. The progress we made in reducing nuclear threats over the past decades has come to a jarring halt. Unless we take urgent action, the risks of nuclear use will continue to rise,

Millennials and the Future of American Politics: A Conversation with John Della Volpe

September 28, 2018 - 11:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa

John Della Volpe is the Director of Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where he has led the institute’s polling initiatives on understanding American youth since 2000.  The

Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: Evaluating U.S. National Security and Feminist Politics since 1980

September 27, 2018 - 12:00

What do we know about women’s participation in political executive roles? How useful are theories concerning gender and leadership to research on contemporary foreign policy elites? Which types of methodological approaches seem best suited to the study of national security …

CIPS welcomes Prof. T. V. Paul

September 25, 2018 - 12:00

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era

At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world’s most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in …

The War on Poverty: A discussion with Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia

September 21, 2018 - 10:00AM

The first lady of the Republic of Namibia, Monica Geingos, spent 15 years as a lawyer and businesswoman in the financial sector, as a private equity and governance expert.

She has served on the Boards of large public and private …

Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan and other States in Fragile Situations

September 19, 2018 - 9:15am

Presented by the CIPS and Fragile States Research Network

As US-led international stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan move into their sixteenth year, tough questions are being asked about the merits of Western approaches. What key insights are emerging from …

Politicization and Polarization? The Influence of Mass Media on American Views and Voting Behavior

September 14, 2018 - 13:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa

Betsy Fischer Martin, a former producer for Meet the Press, is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is an Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public …