By LAURA PAYTON, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign policy adviser is leaving to return to academia, he announced Monday.
Roland Paris is the founding director of the University of Ottawa's Centre for International Policy Studies and an associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, specializing in international security. He has moved frequently between the public service and academia throughout his career, previously serving as a foreign policy adviser in both the former department of foreign affairs and the Privy Council Office, which supports the work of the Prime Minister's Office. He holds a PhD from Yale and earned a master's degree at Cambridge.
Paris has been on leave from the U of O since joining the PMO last November.
Paris helped develop the Liberal Party's foreign policy platform ahead of the 2015 election and participated in federal debate preparation with Trudeau. He was sometimes critical of the...