Roland Paris / @rolandparis

University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa

Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has expertise in the fields of international security, global governance and foreign policy. His research has appeared in leading academic publications and has won numerous citations and prizes. He has also earned four teaching awards and two for public service.

In addition to his scholarly work, Paris has held several positions in government, most recently as Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada. Previously, he worked in the Privy Council Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He also served as Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank. In 2014, he was appointed by the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to a 10-member international group of experts to advise on the future of the transatlantic partnership.

At the University of Ottawa, Paris founded the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), a leading centre for the analysis of foreign affairs in Canada, which he directed from 2008 until 2015. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was Assistant Professor the University of Colorado-Boulder and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. In 2012, he was named a non-resident Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York.

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.