Centre for International and Defence Policy

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

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10 - 11  December  2020

Canada must adapt to an unpredictable international environment, defined by increased great power competition and the proliferation of regional conflicts to which it is often called upon to respond. The Network for Strategic Analysis’ annual colloquium will examine the theme of a fractured international order by considering the adaptation of different regions to this new international architecture, the viability of multilateralism as a model for interstate cooperation, and the more visible role of capacity building in conflict management.

Day 1 - December 10

09:30 - 09:45      Welcoming Remarks by Co-directors

  • Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky (Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University) and 
  • Dr. Justin Massie (Université du Québec à Montréal)

09:45 - 10:45      The Fractured International Order 

Moderator: Jonathan Paquin (Université Laval)

  • Anessa Kimball (Université Laval): Adapting under Uncertainty: American Leadership and The Future of The Fractured Order
  • Ting-Sheng Lin (Université du Québec à Montréal): South China Se: Military Dimension of Chinese Behaviour
  • Thomas Juneau (University of Ottawa): The Middle East, Between Trump and Biden

11:00 - 12:00      Keynote Speaker

  • Lieutenant-General M.N. Rouleau, CCM, MSC, CD (Department of National Defence)

12:00 - 13:00      Lunch

13:00 - 14:00     Capacity Building and Conflict Management

 Moderator: Théo McLauchlin (Université de Montréal)

  • Lee Seymour (Université de Montréal): Capacity Building and Security on The Ground 
  • Bruno Charbonneau (Collège militaire royal de St Jean): The Return of Human Security? 
  • Yolanda Bouka (Queen's University): Women, Peace and Security


Day 2 - December 11

09:30 - 09:40      Welcoming Remarks by Co-directors

0940 - 10:40       Multilateralism in Free Fall? 

 Moderator: Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé (Bishops University)

  • Marie-Joëlle Zahar (Université de Montréal): Back to the Future? The United Nations in Turmoil
  • Stéphanie Martel (Queen's University): ASEAN's Contributions to Multilateralism and Regional Order in Asia-Pacific
  • Costanza Musu (University of Ottawa): The European Union and Multilateralism

11:00 - 12:00     Keynote Speaker

  • Marina Henke (Hertie School)


The Network for Strategic Analysis (NSA), co-directed by Stéfanie von Hlatky (Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University) and Justin Massie (Université du Québec à Montréal), brings together more than 80 leading researchers and experienced practitioners. Its goal is to mobilize Canadian and international expertise on three strategic challenges facing Canada: competition among major powers, multilateral cooperation in international security, and the future of defence capacity building for global partners. With this in mind, the NSA has three objectives: to mobilize - in English and French - innovative defence research; to disseminate strategic analysis to the Government of Canada, partner organizations and the general public; and to train the next generation of security and defence experts in an approach rooted in the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.