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Roland ParisUniversity Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa.
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.
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