Centre for International and Defence Policy

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

CIDP Lectures

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. 

  • 2019 - Matthew Fisher, Resident Visiting Scholar in defence and security , Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto Massey College
    Asleep in the Arctic: The Geopolitical Risks of Canada's (in)activity in the North (March 2019)
  • 2018 - Leah West Sherriff, Anti Terrorism Fellow, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
    Legal Dilemmas in the Targeted Killing of Canadian Foreign Terrorist Fighters (February 2018)
  • 2017 - Murray Brewster, CBC News Correspondent and senior Parliamentary defence and foreign policy writer
    Canada, the U.S. and Foreign Policy in a 140 Character World (March 2017)
  • 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)

Sheila Skelton Menzies Lecture Series

Arthur Menzies (1916-2010) served in the Canadian foreign service from 1940 until his retirement in 1982.  After the death of his wife, Sheila, he established a lecture series at Queen's in her memory.  Sheila was the daughter of O.D. Skelton, a professor of political and economic science and dean of arts at Queen's before being appointed as the under-secretary of state for external affairs in 1925.  The Sheila Skelton Menzies lecture is given on a topic in international relations or Canadian foreign policy, and is co-sponsored by the Centre for International and Defence Policy and the Department of Political Studies.