Upcoming Events

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The Security Studies Network (SSN) brings together scholars, students and practitioners interested in various aspects of international and domestic security.  We welcome the participation of colleagues whose work is theoretical or policy-oriented.  In short, the SSN seeks to provide a “common home” to those in Ottawa who share an interest in analyzing security issues, including those from different disciplinary backgrounds and approaches.

Network Coordinators

  • Costanza Musu (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs)
  • Mark Salter (School of Political Studies)
  • Michael Williams (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs)

Past Events

Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II
Tarak Barkawi,
March 3, 2017, 1 p.m., FSS 4004

Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa
Peace Medie,
October 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m., FSS 5028

What Drives the South China Sea Dispute?
David Welch,
September 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m., FSS 4006

Jentleson and Fever,
September 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m., FSS 4007

Identity and the Construction of National Security
Jarrod Hayes, 
Georgia Institute of Technology
March 3, 2015, 12:00 p.m., FSS4006

Terrorists, Guns, and Drugs: The Application of Social Network Analysis to Illicit Transborder Networks
Christian Leuprecht, 
Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University
February 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m., FSS4006

Darth Realism: Confronting the Dark Side of Global Governance
Jennifer Sterling-Folker, 
University of Connecticut
January 20, 2015, 12:00 p.m., FSS4006

The Epistemological Unity of Political Science and Political Theory: Language, Thought, and Interpretation
John Gunnell, 
SUNY Albany and University of California
November 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m., FSS4006

After Snowden: Rethinking the Impact of Surveillarnce
Didier Bigo , King’s College London
October 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m., FSS4006

Will Scottish Independence Break Up Britain?
Richard Wyn Jones, Cardiff University
September 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m., FSS4004

Théorie de la performance rituelle en Relations internationales
Thierry Balzacq, University of Edinburgh
March 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m., FSS4006

Cognitive Evolution
Emanuel Adler, University of Toronto
February 27, 2014, 3:00 p.m., FSS4004

From Classroom to Cubicle: Beginning a Career in International Affairs
Andrew Deruga, Public Safety Canada
Maria Habanikova
, Institute on Governance
Ian Anderson
, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
Carl Hageraats
, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
January 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m., FSS4006

Continuity Amidst Change in Middle East Security: Old and New Political Actors Face Change in the Regional System
Michael Kergin, Canada’s ambassador to the United States (2000-2005)
Matteo Legrenzi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Costanza Musu, Associate Professor at GSPIA
October 7, 2013, 4:00 p.m., FSS4004

Pop Culture and World Politics
David Mutimer, York University
Mark Salter, University of Ottawa
February 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m., FSS4006

National Defence and the Canadian Constitution
Philippe Lagassé, University of Ottawa
Lt.-Col. Alexander Bolt, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Forces
February 12, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

The Cost of War: Cash, Compensation and Contemporary Conflict
Emily Gilbert, University of Toronto
January 29, 2013, 11:30 a.m., FSS4006

Symposium: Developing Security and Intelligence Challenges
November 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON

The Communications Security Establishment and its Privacy Watchdog: From Secrets to Mysteries
Wesley Mark, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa
November 12, 2012, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

American Intelligence Assessments of the Al Qaida Threat from the Early 1990s to Today
Mark Stout, International Spy Museum
November 1, 2012, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully
John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago
October 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m., FSS4007

Small Wars, Big Consequences: The West at War in the Non-European World
Tarak Barkawi, New School for Social Research
October 11, 2012, 4:00 p.m., FSS4004

Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror
Matthew Aid, National Security Archive, Washington, D.C.
September 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m., FSS4004