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

How to Articulate a Haitian Solution to International Assistance?

Organized by CIPS’ Fragile States Research Network, in partnership with the uOttawa’s Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire et de valorisation des savoirs...

Nov 16th, 2022

Options for Afghanistan: One Year after the Return of the Taliban

Presented by CIPS, the Fragile States Research Network and the Asian Studies Network The Centre for International Policy Studies invites you to...

Oct 19th, 2022

Why Do Donors’ Approaches to Aid Effectiveness Differ?

Organised by the Fragile States Research Network and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada As...

May 25th, 2022

A Conversation with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: Current Situation and the Best Practices for Protecting Future Assistance to Afghanistan

Webinar Featuring Keynote Speaker John Sopko US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and Discussant Daryl Copeland, former Diplomat and Professor   Presented by CIPS, the...

Apr 7th, 2022

Heineken in Africa: Brewing a Better Africa?

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) Multinational corporations are generally considered motors for development in Africa and the...

Apr 6th, 2022

Reclaiming the Legitimacy Discourse: Opening the Space for a Critical Understanding of Legitimacy

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) Our understanding of legitimacy, especially state legitimacy, is anchored in the experience...

Mar 30th, 2022

Afghanistan: Voices from the Ground

Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) The event will give the audience...

Jan 14th, 2022

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

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