Roland Paris is Professor of International Affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and former Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada on global affairs and defence.
His research on international security, peacebuilding, and foreign policy has appeared in leading academic outlets and earned several prizes, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He has also received four awards for teaching and three for public service.
Prof. Paris has taken several academic leaves to serve in government. In addition to serving in the Prime Minister's Office, he previously held positions in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Privy Council (cabinet) Office, and Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He also been the founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, Visiting Fellow at the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Geopolitics. In 2014, he was appointed to a ten-member international group of experts advising the Secretary General of NATO.
He sits on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals, and has served on the board of directors of several organizations, including the World University Service of Canada and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. He also provides international-affairs analysis and commentary in national and international media.
Prof. Paris holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.