Roland Paris / @rolandparis

Professor, international affairs, University of Ottawa

Roland Paris is professor of international affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), and former foreign and defence policy advisor to the prime minister of Canada. He is also an associate fellow with the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

His research on international security, civil conflicts, peacebuilding, and Canadian and American foreign policy has appeared in leading academic outlets and earned several prizes, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He has also won six awards for teaching and public service.

Previously, he was visiting fellow at the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, assistant professor the University of Colorado-Boulder, visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and director of research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank. He has also served in several advisory positions in government, including in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Privy Council (Cabinet) office. In addition, he was appointed to a 10-member group of international experts advising the secretary general of North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Most Recent Posts


Baird's Honesty Gap

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April 16, 2013
Roland Paris on why John Baird calling the location of his controversial meeting in East Jerusalem "irrelevant" doesn't add up.

All Quiet in Bahrain

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April 5, 2013
Roland Paris on why John Baird's silence on abuses in Bahrain exposes Canada’s inconsistent diplomacy.