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Queen's University

David Haglund

B.A. (Ohio State); Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C329
Phone: (613) 533-6231
Fax: (613) 533-6848


Research Interests

American foreign policy; Canadian foreign policy; transatlantic relations; Canada-US relations

Brief Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1978 from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C., David Haglund assumed teaching and research positions at the University of British Columbia.  In 1983 he came to Queen's.  From 1985 to 1995, and again from 1996 to 2002, he served as Director of the  Queen's Centre for International Relations.   From 1992 to 1996 he served as Chair of the Department of Political Studies.  He has held visiting professorships in France (at Sciences Po in Paris, at the French military academy – Saint Cyr-Coëtquidan, and at l’Université Paris III/Sorbonne nouvelle); in Germany (at the Universität Bonn, and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena); and in Ireland (at the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin).  He is currently co-editor of the  International Journal.

Selected Publications

"Pensando lo imposible:   Why Mexico Should Be the Next New Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization," Latin American Policy 1, 2 (2010):  264-83.

"Happy Days Are Here Again?  France's Reintegration into NATO and Its Impact on Relations with the United States," European Security 19 (March 2010):  123-42.

(With Justin Massie)“Has Québec Become a Northern Mexico? Public Opinion and America's ‘Long War’,” American Review of Canadian Studies 39 (December 2009): 398-417.

“What Good Is Strategic Culture?” in Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking, ed. Jeannie L. Johnson, Kerry M. Kartchner, and Jeffrey A. Larsen (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 15-31.

“And the Beat Goes On: ‘Identity’ and Canadian Foreign Policy,” in Canada Among Nations, 2008: 100 Years of Canadian Foreign Policy, ed. Robert Bothwell and Jean Daudelin (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009), pp. 343-67.

“The US-Canada Relationship: How ’Special’ Is America’s Oldest Unbroken Alliance?” in America’s ‘Special Relationships’: Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance, ed. John Dumbrell and Axel R. Schäfer (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 60-75.

“Devant l’Empire: France and the Question of  ‘American Empire,’ from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush,” Diplomacy & Statecraft 19 (December 2008): 746-66.

(With Joshua D. Kertzer)  From Geo to Neo: The Unusual ‘Geo-Ethnic’ Roots of Neoconservatism in US Foreign Policy,” Geopolitics 13 (August 2008): 519-44.

(With Stéphane Roussel)  It’s a Long Road from Fort Greely to Chicoutimi: Québec Sovereignty and the Issue of Missile Defense,” Comparative Strategy 27 (July2008): 361-75.

Course Syllabi

POLS 263 - Introduction to International Security (PDF*, 38 KB)

POLS 367 - American Foreign Policy (PDF*, 34 KB)

POLS 462 - Studies in National Security (PDF*, 126 KB)

POLS 470 - Seminar in International Politics


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