Kevin Brushett

Kevin Brushett

Associate Professor

Department of History

Royal Military College of Canada


Dr Kevin Brushett an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of History at the Royal Military College of Canada. Dr Brushett's research focuses on the relationship between civil society organizations and the state in Canada in the latter half of the 20th century. He is currently finalizing a book on the Company of Young Canadians (Mirror of a Generation: The Company of Young Canadians and Youth Activism in the Long Sixties). He has also working a project that examines the growth and performance of Canadian international development policies between 1965 and 1985 through the lens of the Canadian International Development Agency's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Branch, which sponsored community development programs in the Global South between 1965 and 1990. Dr Brushett belongs to a number of research groups and organizations including the Political History Group, Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Network for Humanitarian History, the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, WIIS-Canada and the Interuniversity research group on the Quebec of the Sixties and its external relations (GRIQUERE).  Dr Brushett is also a co-founder of the Athena Women’s Network, a student focused organization that provides RMC Cadets with professional, academic, and social networking opportunities through a gender perspective.


  • Queen’s University PhD 2001
  • Queen’s University MA 1994
  • York University, BA (Hons) 1992

Current Research Interests:

  • Civil Society/Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Humanitarianism and Conflict
  • International Development Assistance 
  • Women, Peace & Security