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Queen's University

Centre for International and Defence Policy

Conferences and Workshops

Each year the Centre sponsors or co-sponsors conferences and workshops on international and defence policy issues. 

For information on upcoming events please contact

Maureen Bartram
Centre Administrator



Past conferences and workshops

Click on the titles below for the conference/workshop websites or reports.

2015: CIDP Policy Workshop
Lost in Translation?  The impact of military culture on alliance and coalition politics
Kingston, 17-18 April 2015 

2014: Research Roundtable on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
part of  The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
Kingston, 9 December 2014 

2014 - 7th Annual Workshop for Women in International Security (WIIS Canada)  
NPSIA (Carleton University), Ottawa, 29-31 May 2014

KCIS 2014: Kingston Conference on International Security
CBRNe: The Ongoing Challenge
Kingston, 12-14 May 2014 

Future of NATO Videoconference
with US and Canadian Permanent Representatives to NATO
Kingston, 28 April 2014 

CIDP Workshop
Future Trends in Military Interventions Workshop
Kingston, 16 April 2014 

KCIS 2013: Kingston Conference on International Security
Ethical Warriors: The Profession of Arms in Contemporary Perspective
Kingston, 10-12 June 2013

Canada's "No" to the War in Iraq Ten Years On: A Symposium
Co-sponsored by CIDP and CIRRICQ (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche
sur les rélations internationales du Canada et du Québec)
Shawinigan, Quebec, 15-16 March 2013 

IUS Canada Biennial Conference 2012
Transforming and Supporting Public and National Security:
Civil-military Contributions and the Role(s) of Armed Forces

Kingston, 2-4 November 2012 

International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) 2012 Annual Conference
Balance Domestic and International Security Requirements
Kingston, October 22-24, 2012
The International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) was established in 2008 and includes ten defence colleges and universities, including the host for this year’s symposium - the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).

ICMS 2012: 7th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
The Case of Libya
Otzenhausen, Germany, 19-24 June 2012

KCIS 2012: Kingston Conference on International Security
International Security in an Age of Austerity
Kingston, 11-13 June 2012

Transnational Threats and Border Security
Co-sponsored with Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Ottawa, 27 June 2011

ICMS 2011: 6th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
The Case of Sudan
Kingston, 25-30 June 2011 

KCIS 2011: Kingston Conference on International Security
The Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Resources and Security
Kingston, 13-15 June 2011

14th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium
Transforming Public Security in the Americas
Co-sponsored with Center for Latin American issues (George Washington University), Strategic Studies Institute (U.S. Army War College), Institute for National Strategic Studies (National Defense University), Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Cornell University), and Florida International University
Washington, 7-9 May 2011

KCIS 2010: Kingston Conference on International Security
Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability
Kingston, 21-23 June 2010

Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach
Co-sponsored with Directorate of Land Concepts and Designs, Chief of Force Development, and the Defence and Security Research Institute
Kingston, 15-16 April 2010

QCIR Annual Conference 2009
France’s Return to NATO: Practical Implications for Transatlantic Relations
Co-sponsored with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), McGill University-Université de Montréal
Queen’s International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, UK, 10-12 December 2009

NATO and Canada's Transatlantic Relations
Rothmere American Institute, University of Oxford
Oxford, UK, 9-12 July 2009

KCIS 2009:  Kingston Conference on International Security
At Home in the Americas: Canada, the United States, and Hemispheric Security
Kingston, 10-12 June 2009

ICMS 2009: 4th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
Stabilizing Afghanistan
Kingston, 13-17 July 2009

QCIR Annual Conference 2008
St-Malo+ 10: Is the ESDP Capable and Credible?
Kingston, 4-6 December 2008

QCIR/RMC Workshop
UN Sanctions Moment: New Methods, Actors, Objectives and Consequences
Co-sponsored with the War Studies Programme, Royal Military College
Kingston, 6-7 November 2008

KCIS 2008 – Kingston Conference on International Security
Wars Without Borders
Kingston, 17-19 June 2008

Defending Democracy: Accommodating Diversity in the Security Sector

Kingston, 1-3 November 2007

ICMS 2007: 2nd Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Simulation
Darfur: Crisis & Response
Kingston, 8-14 July 2007

KCIS 2007 – Kingston Conference on International Security
Stability Campaigns: Do We Learn?
Kingston, 26-28 June 2007

QCIR Annual Conference 2007
NORAD’s Half Century: Securing and Defending North America
Kingston, June 2007

QCIR Workshop
The CIS Frozen Conflicts: Impact on Regional Stability and Global Security
Kingston, 20 April 2007

2006 Annual SDF Conference
Canadian Security & Defence Studies: In Transformation
Kingston, 20-22 September 2006

KCIS 2006 -- Kingston Conference on International Security
Defence, Development and Diplomacy: The Canadian and US Military Perspectives
Kingston, 21-23 June 2006

QCIR Annual Conference 2006
Suez + 50: Peace Operations Today
May 2006 

QCIR Annual Conference 2005
Emerging Powers: Governance in a Changing Global Order
Kingston, June 2005


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Tel: (1) 613.533.2381
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