Stephen Saideman, Director

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2023

TOPIC: Canada’s Armed Forces in a Time of Crisis

Soren Christianson

Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is the Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network. He taught previously at the University of Vermont, Texas Tech University, and at McGill University.  

He has written four books: The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International ConflictFor Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald); and Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, as well as articles and chapters onnationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, alliance dynamics, and civil-military relations. Prof. Saideman has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Social Sciences Research Council. He is a co-host of Battle Rhythm, the CDSN’s podcast. He has won awards for teaching, for mentoring other faculty, for public engagement, and for his blogging on international studies.  He is currently working on the role of legislatures in civil-military relations. He tweets at @smsaideman.