Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Separating Fact from Fiction:
Canada, the U.S. and Foreign Policy in a 140 Character World

9 March 2017   7:00 PM

Conference Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Kingston, ON 
All Are Welcome.


Murray Brewster is an Ottawa based correspondent for CBC News, where he is the senior Parliamentary defence and foreign policy writer. Previously, he was senior defence writer at The Canadian Press for over a decade. He has filed most recently from Iraq and Ukraine, but also spent 15 months in Afghanistan during the five year Kandahar combat mission, travelling with troops and unilaterally throughout the country. His book, The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan, was published in 2011 by John Wiley and Sons, and he was the lead writer on the documentary Kandahar Journals, which aired on CBC Documentary Channel and released in the U.S. in the fall of 2015. Also last fall, he contributed to a book on former prime minister Stephen Harper’s policy legacy entitled The Harper Factor, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Murray has won 12 regional and national Radio and Television News Director Awards; two Atlantic Journalism Awards; the Ross Munro (2010) Award for war corresponding; appeared as a finalist twice in the Michener Awards for public service in journalism (1989 and 2014); and was a finalist in the National Newspaper Awards (2010) for beat reporting.

Kingston International Lecture Series

Established in 2010, the Kingston International Lecture is a public lecture jointly sponsored by CIDP and the Royal Military College of Canada on an international topic of general interest. 

  • 2015 - Séverine Autesserre, Barnard College, Columbia University
    Peaceland: conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention (April 2015)
  • 2014 - T.V. Paul, McGill University
    The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (January 2014)
  • 2012 - Mark N. KatzGeorge Mason University
    Leaving Without Losing: the War on Terror after Iraq and Afghanistan (September 2012)
  • 2011 - Jonathon Pacquin, Université Laval
    Does Ottawa follow Washington? Evidence from the "Arab Spring".  Est-ce qu'Ottawa s'aligne sur Washington?
    Le cas du 'printemps arabe" ( March 2011)