Centre for International and Defence Policy

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

Conferences and Workshops

Each year the Centre hosts and co-hosts conferences and workshops on international and defence policy issues. 


RAS COLLOQUIUM 2021 - What’s Next? Managing Traditional and New Threats through International Cooperation
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Livestreamed Event : 9 - 10 December 2021

KCIS 2021 - IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: The Military’s Role in the Pandemic & Future Crises
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Online Event : 25 - 28 October 2021

The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces: International Perspectives on Immigrants’ Participation in the Military 
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Online Event : 25 - 26 June 2021

Military Personnel Theme Workshop on Total Defence Workforces
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Online Event : 6 - 7 May 2021

Ten Years On: Assessing the U.S. Strategic Pivot (Rebalancing) to Asia:
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Online Event : 26 Feb 2021


Réseau d'analyse stratégique/Network for Strategic Analysis Annual Colloquium: 
The Fractured International Order: Implications for the Defence of Canada
Online Event : 10 - 11 December 2020

Workshop: The Many Faces of Diversity in Military Employment
Online Event : 4 - 5 November 2020


Archive 2019 & Older - Conferences & Workshops


KCIS 2018:
The Return of Deterrence: Credibility and Capability in a New Era
Kingston, 11-13 June, 2018

Engendering International Security Conference:
The Role of Women in International Development at the UN and in NATO
Kingston, 16 March, 2018

2018 Kingston International Humanitarian Law Conference:
Vulnerabilities in Armed Conflict: Exploring Child Soldiers and Sex as a Weapon of War
Kingston, 9 March 2018

Research Panel,
Gender Matters in Political Science
Kingston, 1 March, 2018

Kingston International Lecture: Leah West Sherriff
Killing Citizens: Legal Dilemmas in the Targeted Killing of Canadian Foreign Terrorist Fighters
Kingston, 13 February, 2018


Research Workshop: Gender, Women, and International Security
Herstmonceux, 4-6 October 2017

KCIS 2017 - Developing the Super Soldier: Enhancing Military Performance
Kingston, 12-14 June 2017

Research Workshop: Gender Dimension of Veteran Reintegration
Kingston, 21 April 2017

Policy Workshop: Between Deterrence and Assurance: Understanding Canada's Role
Kingston, 11-12 May 2017

Kingston International Lecture "Separating Fact from Fiction: Canada, the U.S. and Foreign Policy in a 140 Character World"
Murray Brewster, CBC correspondent​
Kingston, 9 March 2017

Policy Workshop: Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Canada's Domestic and International Strategies
Kingston, Ontario
19 January 2017


Workshop: Combat Motivation - Past, Present and Future: The Canadian Context
Kingston 1-2 November 2016

Workshop: Peace First: Canada's Role in Peace Operations
Kingston 20-21 October 2016

International Colloquium: Le bilan de la politique étrangère d’Obama: Les Etats-Unis et la fin de la grande stratégie?
​Poitiers, France 13-14 October 2016

Lecture: Forecasting the Future: How to handle new threats (focus on Russian hybrid threats and "active measures")
Dr. Lars Nicander, Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish Defence University
Kingston, ​​6 October 2016  7 pm

Methods Workshop: Global Actors and Community-Level Security in the Extractive Sector
Kingston, 16 September 2016

9th Annual Workshop for Women in International Security (WIIS Canada)
Women in Security Across Military and Civilian Lines
Halifax, 17-19 June 2016

KCIS2016: Engagement Between Peace and War: How Military Institutions Adapt
Kingston, 13-15 June 2016

CIDP/CIMVHR Policy Workshop
The Future Canadian Soldier and Enhancement of Human Performance 2016
Kingston, 8-9 June 2016

Summer Institute on Border Integrity
École Nationale d'Administration Publique, Université du Queébec en Outaouais 283 Boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau
​Gatineau, 6-7 June 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance Frameworks, and Human Security Workshop.
Examining Canada's Role in Africa¹s Natural Resource Sectors
Kingston, 3-4 May 2016


CIDP Policy Workshop
Gender Mainstreaming in the Canadian Armed Forces: Benchmarking with NATO Allies and Partners
Kingston, 12-13 November 2015

CIDP/CIMVHR Policy Workshop
The Future Canadian Soldier and Enhancement of Human Performance: Research meets Policy
Kingston, 17-18 September 2015

8th Annual Workshop for Women in International Security (WIIS Canada)
Rethinking Foreign and Defence Policy in Canada: A decade after the International Policy Statement
Kingston, 27-29 May 2015

Executive Course in International Security [ECIS]: Threats, Technological Innovations and Resources
Kingston, 11-15 May 2015

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Robotics and Military Operations
Kingston, 10-13 May 2015

CIDP Policy Workshop
Lost in Translation?  The impact of military culture on alliance and coalition politics
Kingston, 17-18 April 2015 

Africa Day Symposium
The Queen's Community in Scholarly Research on Africa and African Diaspora
Kingston, 26 March 2015


Research Roundtable on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
part of  The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
Kingston, 9 December 2014 

7th Annual Workshop for Women in International Security (WIIS Canada)
Canada and NATO: Capabilities and Priorities in an Uncertain Environment
NPSIA (Carleton University), Ottawa, 29-31 May 2014

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
CBRNe: The Ongoing Challenge
Kingston, 12-14 May 2014 

Future of NATO Videoconference
with US and Canadian Permanent Representatives to NATO
Kingston, 28 April 2014 

CIDP Workshop
Future Trends in Military Interventions Workshop
Kingston, 16 April 2014 


KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Ethical Warriors: The Profession of Arms in Contemporary Perspective
Kingston, 10-12 June 2013

Canada's "No" to the War in Iraq Ten Years On: A Symposium
Co-sponsored by CIDP and CIRRICQ (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche
sur les rélations internationales du Canada et du Québec)
Shawinigan, Quebec, 15-16 March 2013 

US Canada Biennial Conference 2012
Transforming and Supporting Public and National Security:
Civil-military Contributions and the Role(s) of Armed Forces

Kingston, 2-4 November 2012 

International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) 2012 Annual Conference
Balance Domestic and International Security Requirements
Kingston, October 22-24, 2012
The International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) was established in 2008 and includes ten defence colleges and universities, including the host for this year?s symposium - the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).

ICMS: 7th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
The Case of Libya
Otzenhausen, Germany, 19-24 June 2012

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
International Security in an Age of Austerity
Kingston, 11-13 June 2012


Transnational Threats and Border Security
Co-sponsored with Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Ottawa, 27 June 2011

ICMS: 6th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
The Case of Sudan
Kingston, 25-30 June 2011

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
The Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Resources and Security
Kingston, 13-15 June 2011

14th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium
Transforming Public Security in the Americas
Co-sponsored with Center for Latin American issues (George Washington University), Strategic Studies Institute (U.S. Army War College), Institute for National Strategic Studies (National Defense University), Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Cornell University), and Florida International University
Washington, 7-9 May 2011

2010 & EARLIER :

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability
Kingston, 21-23 June 2010

Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach
Co-sponsored with Directorate of Land Concepts and Designs, Chief of Force Development, and the Defence and Security Research Institute
Kingston, 15-16 April 2010

QCIR Annual Conference 2009
France?s Return to NATO: Practical Implications for Transatlantic Relations
Co-sponsored with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), McGill University-Université de Montréal
Queen?s International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, UK, 10-12 December 2009

NATO and Canada's Transatlantic Relations
Rothmere American Institute, University of Oxford
Oxford, UK, 9-12 July 2009

KCIS:  Kingston Conference on International Security
At Home in the Americas: Canada, the United States, and Hemispheric Security
Kingston, 10-12 June 2009

ICMS: 4th Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Management Simulation
Stabilizing Afghanistan
Kingston, 13-17 July 2009

QCIR Annual Conference 2008
St-Malo+ 10: Is the ESDP Capable and Credible?
Kingston, 4-6 December 2008

QCIR/RMC Workshop
UN Sanctions Moment: New Methods, Actors, Objectives and Consequences
Co-sponsored with the War Studies Programme, Royal Military College
Kingston, 6-7 November 2008

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Wars Without Borders
Kingston, 17-19 June 2008

Defending Democracy: Accommodating Diversity in the Security Sector
Kingston, 1-3 November 2007

ICMS: 2nd Annual Transatlantic International Crisis Simulation
Darfur: Crisis & Response
Kingston, 8-14 July 2007

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Stability Campaigns: Do We Learn?
Kingston, 26-28 June 2007

QCIR Annual Conference 2007
NORAD's Half Century: Securing and Defending North America
Kingston, June 2007

QCIR Workshop
The CIS Frozen Conflicts: Impact on Regional Stability and Global Security
Kingston, 20 April 2007

2006 Annual SDF Conference
Canadian Security & Defence Studies: In Transformation
Kingston, 20-22 September 2006

KCIS: Kingston Conference on International Security
Defence, Development and Diplomacy: The Canadian and US Military Perspectives
Kingston, 21-23 June 2006

QCIR Annual Conference 2006
Suez + 50: Peace Operations Today
May 2006 

QCIR Annual Conference 2005
Emerging Powers: Governance in a Changing Global Order
Kingston, June 2005.