The Kingston Consortium on International Security

Announcing a new KCIS

The Kingston Consortium on International Security


From 2006 to 2019, the Kingston Conference on International Security was widely acknowledged as Canada’s premier security strategy conference. 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 — collaborated to bring together academics and practitioners from around the world to Kingston each spring to explore salient security themes. The conference sought to inform debate and advance knowledge in the field of international security and defence, providing in-depth analysis by exports from universities, government, the armed forces, NGOs, and the private sector.

Unfortunately, the 2020 conference had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we do not know when conditions will allow us to hold a major in-person conference. 

In the meantime, however, the KCIS partners decided that our consortium would continue to undertake research on important issues in international security and to disseminate research and expertise.

The new Kingston Consortium on International Security will continue the proud tradition of bringing together academics and practitioners to examine key issues in security. We will now do this continuously through a dynamic array of webinars, debates, podcasts, videos, and written briefs. And, when conditions are right, we will resume large-scale in-person conferences as part of the consortium’s activities. 

Stay tuned! More to come soon 


Consortium Partners