Roland Paris

Roland Paris

University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa.
Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa. He is also the founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University, and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests are in the fields of international security, international governance, and foreign policy.

Paris' writings have appeared in leading academic journals including International Security and International Studies Quarterly. His book At War's End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict (Cambridge, 2004) won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving Global Order as well as the International Studies Association's prize for best book on multilateralism. He is also the co-editor of two other books on peacebuilding.

Paris co-directs the Sustainable Peacebuilding Network, a collaborative research project involving more than two dozen scholars around the world, funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is also co-editor of a book series on Security and Governance, published by Routledge.

Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2006, he was Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country's largest think tank, and before that he was a foreign policy advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and later in the Privy Council Office. He has also been Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has won two awards for public service, and four awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Paris holds a PhD from Yale University, an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and a BA from the University of Toronto. He lives in Ottawa with his spouse, Katie Paris, and their three children.
Latest contributions by Roland Paris

Reading Between the Lines

The omission of any direct reference to China in President Obama’s speech to the Australian parliament speaks volumes.

Misinterpreting Norway

Our second-by-second news cycle leaves little time for the media to check their facts.

Three Afghan War Stories to Watch

Behind the blood-and-treasure news cycle lie three little-known issues that could prove crucial to Afghanistan’s future.

The Short-Lived “Toronto Consensus”

Stephen Harper’s G20 triumph – a unanimous pact to slash budget deficits – only lasted five days.

Investigating the Toronto Police

There’s a compelling case for conducting an independent review of police conduct during the G20 summit in Toronto.

Ottawa’s Dishonest Afghanistan Assessment

The government claims that the security situation in Kandahar in improving. The facts on the ground disagree.