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, and foreign policy has 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 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. Previous appointments also include: founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies; 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-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; Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; and member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Geopolitics. He also served on a group of ten international experts advising the Secretary General of NATO.

Additionally, he currently serves on the Advisory Council to the Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and is a Fellow of the Halifax International Security Forum.

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.