Rethinking Canada's International Priorities

March 1, 2010

(Co-edited with Fen Osler Hampson), CIPS-NPSIA Report 


As Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, I am pleased to present this collection of essays on Canada’s international priorities for the future. This report represents a close collaboration between CIPS and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. Both institutions are devoted to promoting academic research and informed public discussion of international policy issues and Canada’s role in the world.

In the opening chapter of this report, the Director of NPSIA, Fen Osler Hampson, and I introduce the essays that follow, written by ten thoughtful Canadians. Each contributor was asked to identify a few clear priorities for the future of Canada’s international policy in an era of profound global change. Our purpose was not to reach agreement on a singular vision for Canadian policy, but, rather, to generate as many creative, forward-looking ideas and recommendations as possible—and to make these ideas available to a wider audience.

The University of Ottawa is most grateful to the Aurea Foundation which supported the costs of this workshop.

In the coming years, CIPS and NPSIA will continue to promote scholarship and debate on international policy issues, including through publications and public events. For more information, please visit: and

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