Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
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Dr. Christian Leuprecht

Political Science, RMC
Robert Sutherland Hall #416
613.541.6000 x 6428

Professor Christian Leuprecht is Matthew Flinders Fellow in the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at the Flinders University of South Australia, on leave from the Royal Military College of Canada.  In 2016, he was the sole political scientist to be elected a member of the New College of the Royal Society of Canada; he is also the youngest recipient of RMCC’s Research Excellence Award.  He holds a Governor-in-Council appointment to the governing Council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 01: Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution, and a United Nations Security Structure Expert.  He is Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute and cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University where he is also a fellow of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy.  An expert on security and defence, political demography, and comparative federalism and multilevel governance, he is regularly called as an expert witness to testify before committees of Parliament.

Since joining RMCC in 2005, he has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Deputy Head of the Department of Political Science and Economics.  He is the recipient of the RMCC Commandant’s Commendation for Excellence in Service.  A long-time proponent of experiential learning, Leuprecht has also been a finalist for RMCC’s Teaching Excellence Award.  He is a member of the editorial boards of Armed Forces & Society, Eurolimes, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Current Sociology’s Manuscript Series, and the Springer book series in Advances in Science and Technologies for Security Applications.  Previously, he was associate editor of the Queen’s Policy Studies series published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. 

  • B.A. Hons. University of Toronto
  • D.É.A. Grenoble
  • M.A. University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. Queen's University 

Current Interests/Research:

  • Transnational Criminal and Terrorist Movement and Flows;
  • National Security and Intelligence Accountability, Review, and Oversight;
  • National and subregional Border Integrity, Security, Cultures and Cross-border cooperation, policy networks, and governance;
  • Political Demography and Diversity in the Armed Forces
  • Demographic and resource determinants of conflict and instability in Mali;
  • Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes.


Christian Leuprecht 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)