Overview

  • 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

  • Stephen Baranyi, School of International Development and Global Studies
  • Nipa Banerjee, School of International Development and Global Studies
  • Ruby Dagher, School of International Development and Global Studies
  • Benjamin Zyla, School of International Development and Global Studies
 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Haiti: How to Get out of the Crisis?

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network, in partnership with the Canadian International Council National Capital Branch’s Latin America...

Nov 12th, 2021

Afghanistan 360 Degrees… So What Now?

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network Registration: Eventbrite Afghanistan is headline news again. Twenty years after 9/11, we are...

Sep 23rd, 2021

Peace with Justice in Colombia?

Video of event available here Organized by CIPS, The Fragile States Research Network, The Just Governance Group and The Latin America Caribbean...

Apr 19th, 2021

The Peace Process in Afghanistan: Public Perceptions and Civil Society Views

Presented by CIPS, Fragile States Research Network (FSRN), Asian Studies Network (ASN), and The Asia Foundation Registration required: Eventbrite 9:00 a.m...

Feb 22nd, 2021

What difference is SDG16+ (on peace, justice and institutions) making in fragile and conflict affected states?

Video of webinar available here: Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda...

Dec 3rd, 2020

Myanmar: Prospects for 2020

Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network (ASN), the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN), and The Asia Foundation Dr. Matthew Arnold, Country...

Feb 18th, 2020

US-Iran Tensions: Looking Beyond the Potential for War

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network Video of this event is available in both official languages here. Recent events in...

Jan 23rd, 2020

The Asia Foundation’s 2019 Survey of the Afghan People

Presented by the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) at CIPS and The Asia Foundation The past year has been marked by great...

Dec 11th, 2019

Book Launch: Exiting the Fragility Trap

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) and Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) Book...

Nov 29th, 2019

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