Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
Grace Scoppio

Dr. Grazia Scoppio

Defence Studies, Royal Military College of Canada
Cavalry House, 105
613-541-6000 x 6845

Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio is a Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and is cross-appointed in the Queen’s University Department of Political Studies. She has been selected as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University, in Vermont, US. During her residency at Norwich, from January to May 2021 her research will focus on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective. Dr. Scoppio was the Dean of Continuing Studies at RMC from 2017 to 2020 after having served as Associate Dean from 2013 to 2016. Between 2002 and 2013, she held various appointments at the Canadian Defence Academy and the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute (CFLI). She is the author of a book, and authored or co-authored over 20 technical and scientific reports, several journals articles and chapters in edited books. She has presented her multidisciplinary research at numerous national and international conferences. Her interdisciplinary research areas include: diversity and gender in military organizations, indigenous people and the military, organizational culture, migration, military education, distance learning, comparative and international education, whole of government & comprehensive approach, lessons learned & organizational learning. Dr. Scoppio is an active member of various academic societies including the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada where she has been part of the Executive since 2001. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Editor (French) of the bilingual, peer-reviewed, international journal Comparative and International Education, jointly with the Editor (English) Dr. Marianne Larsen from Western University. In 2013, the Commander of Military Personnel Command awarded to the CFLI, of which she was part, a commendation in recognition of CFLI’s development and implementation of a series of leadership programmes for Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2018, she was a member of the first Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship Selection Committee for the Halifax International Security Forum. Due to her expertise, Dr. Scoppio is often contacted to provide contributions to the media and to testify before Parliamentary committees.  

  • Ph.D. University of Toronto
  • Master’s Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 (France)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Toronto

Current Interests/Research:

  • immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective


Canadian Forces College (CFC)