H. Christian Breede

H. Christian Breede

Senior Staff Officer 2 Professional Concepts and Leader Development, Canadian Defence Academy

Department of Political Science and Economics

Royal Military College of Canada



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H. Christian Breede is the Senior Staff Officer 2 at the Canadian Defence Academy’s Professional Concepts and Leader Development. In addition to this, he is a visiting professor at Simon Fraser University’s Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies Programme where he teaches security policy analysis and research methods. Christian holds a PhD in War Studies from RMC and has published on the topics of foreign and security policy with a research focus on societal cohesion, military culture, and technology. He has over 20 years of military experience including deployments with the Canadian Army in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Current Interests/Research:

  • Foreign and security policy
  • Social cohesion
  • Military culture
  • Technology 


Selected Publications and CV [2022]

  • co-edited with Robert Engen and Allan English. Why We Fight, Montréal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020
  • with Karen Davis. “Do You Even Pro, Bro?” in Robert Engen, H. Christian Breede, and Allan English, eds. Why We Fight, Montréal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020
  • co-edited with Stéfanie von Hlatky and Stéphanie Bélanger. Transhumanising War: Performance Enhancement and the implications for policy, society, and the soldier, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019
  • “Special (Peace) Operations: Optimizing SOF for UN Missions” International Journal 73(2) 2018: 221-240