Roland Paris is Professor of International Affairs at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Associate Fellow of Chatham House, and former Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada.

His research on international security, peacebuilding, sovereignty and foreign policy has appeared in leading scholarly publications such as International Organization and International Security, earning several prizes including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He also sits on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals and has received four awards for teaching and three for public service.

Prof. Paris has taken several academic leaves to work in government. In addition to serving in the Prime Minister's Office, he has held positions in Canada's foreign ministry, Privy Council (Cabinet) Office, and Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He was also founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa; Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country's largest think tank; 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, D.C.; Visiting Fellow at the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris; and Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. In addition, he has been a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Geopolitics, and he served on a ten-member group of international experts advising the Secretary General of NATO.

He is also currently a member of the Advisory Council to the Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; a member of the International Advisory Board of Cambridge University's Centre for Geopolitics; and a Fellow of the Halifax International Security Forum. And he provides international affairs analysis for 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.

Roland Paris
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa

120 University Private, Room 6053

Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 3M5, Canada


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