Stephanie Martel - CIDP Director

We would like to announce the appointment of Prof. Stéphanie Martel as the new Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) for 2023/24. We also like to thank the centre’s previous director, Hugh Segal, for his leadership over the past year.


Stéphanie Martel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and incoming Director of the Network for Strategic Analysis (Réseau d’analyse stratégique). Her research is on multilateral diplomacy and regional security governance, with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Dr. Martel’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Affairs, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, PS: Political Science & Politics, and The Pacific Review, among others. She is the author of Enacting the Security Community: ASEAN’s Never-Ending Story (2022, Stanford University Press). Dr. Martel regularly represents Canada in various expert diplomacy mechanisms and policy dialogues on issues of Indo-Pacific security, including the ASEAN Regional Forum's Eminent and Expert Persons Group and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. She is also a member of the Research Network on Women, Peace and Security.