Experts Available: United States Air Strikes in Syria

Following the United States air strikes on Syria, Carleton experts are available to comment.

 

David Carment
Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6662
Emaildavid.carment@carleton.ca

Carment is a NATO Fellow and is listed in Who’s Who in International Affairs. He serves as the principal investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP). He is the editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

He has served as the director of Carleton’s former Centre for Security and Defence Studies (now part of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies). He has received SSHRC fellowships and research awards, Carleton’s Research Achievement Award and a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He has held fellowships at the Kennedy School, Harvard and the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently heads a team of researchers that evaluates policy effectiveness in failed and fragile states.

 

Stephanie Carvin
Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1370
Email: stephanie.carvin@carleton.ca

Carvin’s research interests are in the area of international law, security, terrorism and technology. Currently, she is teaching in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, technology and warfare, and foreign policy.

In 2009, Carvin was a visiting scholar at George Washington University Law School and worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense Law of War Working Group. From 2012-2015, she was an analyst with the Government of Canada, focusing on national security issues.

 

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone
: 613-225-8076 or 613-852-4262
Emaile_tepper@carleton.ca

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has been engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on international relations, nuclear issues, the United Nations and terrorism.

 

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Emailstephen.saideman@carleton.ca

Saideman’s research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current research deals with the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations.  He teaches courses on contemporary international security, civil-military relations and U.S. foreign and defence policy. Saideman has expertise in civil-military relations, ethnic conflict, civil war and foreign policy analysis.

 

Andrea Charron
Director, Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies and Adjunct Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2924
Email: andrea.charron@carleton.ca

Charron’s research and teaching areas include NORAD, the Arctic, foreign and defence policy and sanctions. She serves on the Department of National Defence’s Defence Advisory Board and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Before receiving her PhD in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, she worked for the Privy Council Office in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat and Canada’s Revenue Agency.

 

Alex Wilner
Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6199
Emailalex.wilner@carleton.ca

Wilner teaches classes on intelligence, international affairs and strategic foresight. His research focuses on the application of deterrence theory to contemporary security issues, like terrorism, violent radicalization, organized crime, cyber threats and proliferation. His books include Deterring Rational Fanatics and Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice.

Prior to joining NPSIA, Wilner held a variety of positions at Policy Horizons Canada, the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland and the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

 

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