Kim Richard Nossal

Kim Richard Nossal / @KimNossal

Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University


Kim Richard Nossal was schooled in Melbourne, Beijing, Toronto, and Hong Kong and attended the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD in 1977. In 1976 he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he taught international relations and Canadian foreign policy and served as chair of the Department in 1989-90 and 1992-1996. In 2001, he went to Queen’s University, where he headed the Department of Political Studies until 2009, and served as the director of the School of Policy Studies from 2013 to 2015. He has served as editor of International Journal, the quarterly journal of the Canadian International Council, Canada's institute of international affairs (1992-1997) and was president of the Canadian Political Science Association (2005-2006). His latest book, co-authored with Jean-Christophe Boucher, is The Politics of War: Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001-14.

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