Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

The Kingston Consortium on International Security (KCIS)

 

Four partner organizations — the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, and NATO Defense College — have been working together for over a decade to bring together academics and practitioners from around the world to explore important security and defence themes. KCIS, through its annual conference and curated digital content, informs debate and advances knowledge in the field of international security and defence, providing in-depth analysis, with perspectives from universities, government, the armed forces, NGOs, and the private sector. 

The KCIS website provides periodic content curated by our partners and delivered by leading experts in the field. KCIS thus carries on with its proud tradition by offering a dynamic array of webinars, debates, podcasts, videos, and written briefs.


SAVE THE DATE:  October 25-28, 2021 (midday sessions via Zoom Webinar)

From 2020 to the present, national armed forces from all over the world have been called upon to support civilian authorities in the fight to defeat COVID-19. In addition to responding domestically, the military has also adapted the conduct of its operations abroad. As the vaccines continue to be rolled out (unevenly across regions), it is time to take stock of the pandemic from the perspective of Western armed forces. KCIS 2021 will incorporate lessons learned to strengthen national emergency resilience moving forward. This conference also provides an opportunity to reassess allied threat assessments, asking which vulnerabilities have been made more salient by this global crisis.

Check the KCIS website for conference/program updates and new information.