On Defence and Security – is a podcast series that examines defence and military affairs both in Canada and internationally. Bridging the gap between academic research and policy is crucial, especially in areas as complex and important as military and defense affairs. By providing a platform for informed discussions, Conversations on Defence and Security can help policymakers make more well-informed decisions and enable the public to better understand these critical issues. It likely serves as a resource for scholars, policymakers, military personnel, and anyone interested in defense and security matters, both in Canada and globally.

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Episode 2 | May 24, 2024

"Good Soldiers" & Military Sexual Violence

Host Yolande Bouka (Assistant Professor, Political Studies, Queen's University) is joined by guest Megan MacKenzie to discuss her book "Good Soldiers Don't Rape"

Megan MacKenzie is a feminist scholar interested in war, security studies, post-conflict recovery and reconstruction, and military culture. Her work is broadly focused on the ways that gender matters in understanding war and insecurity and the ways that experiences of war and insecurity are shaped by gendered norms and sexism.

 

Episode 1 | April 22, 2024

Corpse Politics: A Conversation with Jessica Auchter

Host Yolande Bouka (Assistant Professor, Political Studies, Queen's University) is joined by guest Jessica Auchter to discuss her book "Global Corpse Politics: The Obscenity Taboo".

Jessica is a Full Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Université Laval, her research is on visual culture and politics. Her current research program is on the visual representation of atrocity and corpses and human rights in international studies.