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Professor Christian Leuprecht

Hon. B.A., D.É.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's)

Christian Leuprecht (Ph.D, Queen’s) is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College and Eisenhower Fellow at the NATO Defence College in Rome.

He is cross-appointed, Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, where he is affiliated with both, the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, and Adjunct Research Professor, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University as well as the Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University. 

A recipient of RMC’s Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research and an elected member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada, he is also Munk Senior Fellow in Security and Defence at the Macdonald Laurier Institute. 

An expert in security and defence, political demography, and comparative federalism and multilevel governance, he has held visiting positions in North America, Europe, and Australia, and is regularly called as an expert witness to testify before committees of Parliament. He holds appointments to the board of two new research institutes funded by the German government, including the German Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies.

Bilateral Coordination of Border Security, Intelligence Sharing, Counter-Terrorism, and Counter-Radicalization
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Hezbollah’s Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organized Crime
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Intelligence as Democratic Statecraft: Accountability and Governance of Civil-Intelligence Relations across the Five Eyes security community – the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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Securing Cross-Border Collaboration: transgovernmental enforcement networks, organized crime and Illicit International Political Economy
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The Damoclean sword of offensive cyber: Policy uncertainty and collective insecurity
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Christian's publications have appeared in English, German, French, and Spanish and include 12 books and scores of articles that have appeared, inter alia, in the Florida State University Law Review (2019), Electoral Studies (2016), Government Information Quarterly (2016), Armed Forces and Society (2015),& Global Crime (2015, 2013), the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (2014, Maureen Molot Prize for Best Article), Canadian Public Administration (2014), the Canadian Journal of Political Science (2012, 2003), Regional and Federal Studies (2012), and Terrorism and Political Violence (2018, 2017, 2011). His editorials appear regularly across Canada’s national newspapers and he is a frequent commentator in domestic and international media.

Select Recent Publications

Skillicorn, DB and Leuprecht, C. Copresence Networks. IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics.

Skillicorn, DB, Walther, O, Zhen, Q and Leuprecht, C. Distance, Borders, and Time: The Diffusion and Permeability of Political Violence in North and West Africa. Terrorism and Political Violence.

Skillicorn, DB. and Leuprecht, C.& Clustering Semi-Structured Heterogeneous Social Science Datasets for National Security Applications. In Security by Design: Innovative Perspectives on Complex Problems. Ed. Anthony Masys. New York: VS Springer, pp. 181-192.

Leuprecht, C, Sokolsky, JJ and Derow, J. Paying it Forward: Canada’s Renewed Commitment to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence. International Journal.

Leuprecht, C, Szeman, J and Skilliborn, DB. The Damoclean sword of offensive cyber: Policy uncertainty and collective insecurity. Contemporary Security Policy.

Hataley, T. and Leuprecht, C. Bilateral Coordination of Border Security, Intelligence Sharing, Counter-Terrorism, and Counter-Radicalization . In Canada Among Nations 2017. Eds. Christopher Sands, David Carment, and Inger Weibust. Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Research Interests and Expertise

Terrorism and money laundering


Signals Intelligence

Border Cooperation

Governance and Policing

Canadian International Policy

Social Network Analysis


Global Money

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