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Queen's University

Kim Richard Nossal

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)  


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Phone:  613-533-6555



Research Interests

Canadian foreign and defence policy; Australian foreign and defence policy; Canadian-American relations; international stabilization missions

Brief Biography

Kim Richard Nossal went to school in Melbourne, Beijing, Toronto, and Hong Kong and attended the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD in 1977.  In 1976 he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he taught international relations and Canadian foreign policy and served as chair of the Department in 1989-90 and 1992-1996.  In 2001, he came to Queen’s University, heading the Department of Political Studies until 2009.

He has served as editor of International Journal, the quarterly journal of the Canadian International Council, Canada's institute of international affairs (1992-1997); president of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America (1999-2001); and president of the Canadian Political Science Association (2005-2006). He served as chair of the academic selection committee of the Security and Defence Forum of the Department of National Defence from 2006 to 2012.

Selected Publications

Don’t Talk About the Neighbours: Canada and the Regional Politics of the Afghanistan Mission,” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 17:1 (March 2011): 9–22. Winner of the 2011 Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize

KRN, Stéphane Roussel, and Stéphane Paquin,  International Policy and Politics in Canada (Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2011), xxiv, 358 pp.

Greg Donaghy and KRN, eds.  Architects and Innovators: Building the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909–2009 (Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009), vii, 318 pp.

Ann Capling and KRN, “The Contradictions of Regionalism in North America,” Review of International Studies 35:S1 (February 2009): 147-67

Ann Capling and KRN, “Blowback: Investor-State Dispute Mechanisms in International Trade Agreements,” Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions 19 (April 2006): 151-72.

Ear Candy: Canadian Policy toward Humanitarian Intervention and Atrocity Crimes inDarfur,” International Journal 60 (Autumn 2005), 1017-1032

Nelson Michaud and KRN, eds.,  Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984-93 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2001), xvii, 326 pp.

Lori Buck, Nicole Gallant and KRN, “Sanctions as a Gendered Instrument of Statecraft: The Case of Iraq,” Review of International Studies 24 (January 1998), 69-84

International Sanctions as International Punishment,” International Organization 43 (Spring 1989), 301-22

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