Experts Available: G20 Summit

As the 2017 G20 Summit takes place in Hamburg, Germany from July 7 to 8, Carleton experts are available to comment.


Joan DeBardeleben
Chancellor’s Professor, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2886

DeBardeleben holds Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations. She is the author of numerous books and articles dealing with Russian politics, with topics that include public opinion, labour relations and privatization, environmental politics, federalism and elections. Her recent research work also deals with EU-Russian relations and the EU’s policy toward its eastern neighbours, as well as with political participation in the EU.

DeBardeleben is available to discuss G20 summit meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stephen Saideman

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


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 United States foreign and defence policy. Saideman has expertise in civil-military relations, ethnic conflict, civil war and foreign policy analysis.


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

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.


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

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6662

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.


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