Location: 608 Robertson Hall, Senate Boardroom, University Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Price: This event is free, but seating is limited.


Civil wars with foreign intervention tend to be longer, bloodier and more intractable than other conflicts. This special issue investigates the causes and consequences of foreign intervention in civil wars and conflicts, with topics like the US intervention policies of the Bush, Obama and Trump presidencies, alliance politics and hegemonic blackmail, imposed regime change, international justice and peacekeeping operations as well as peacebuilding in Haiti and multinational intervention in weak and fragile states, like Mali.

We’re fortunate enough to welcome four of our authors, emerging scholars on conflict intervention, to Carleton University on Wednesday, October 11 at 9 am to discuss their contributions:

  • Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute – “Hegemonic Blackmail: Entrapment in Civil War Intervention”
  • Aaron Ettinger, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo – “Patterns and Implications of American Military Interventions in the post-September 11 Era”
  • Joshua Libben, PhD Candidate, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa – “Am I My Brother’s Peacekeeper? Strategic Cultures and Change Among Major Troop Contributors to United Nations Peacekeeping”
  • Gaëlle Rivard Piché, Strategic Analyst, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) – “Security Sector Reform in Haiti since 2004: Limits and Prospects”

We’ve also invited a ranking public servant working on Canadian foreign policy in this domain to give their perspective on the research we’ve compiled in the special issue before opening the discussion up to Q&A from the audience

Caroline Delany, Director of Planning and Deployments, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs), Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Caroline Delany is the Director of Planning and Deployments at the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program in Global Affairs Canada. Caroline joined the government in 2005 in the Office for Democratic Governance at the Canadian International Development Agency. Caroline was a First Secretary (Development) in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009, followed by Deputy Director (Strategic Policy) in the Afghanistan Task Force at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In 2013, Caroline was posted to Juba, South Sudan to represent the development program for two years, followed by two years managing governance projects in the South Sudan Development Programme. Caroline has a BSc (Computer Science) from the University of British Columbia and an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

In addition, our publisher, Taylor & Francis, has graciously agreed to make the articles in the special issue free to download. Click here to read the full issue: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcfp20/23/3?nav=tocList

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, the Barton Funds, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the Faculty of Public Affairs, and the Canadian Department of National Defence’s Targeted Engagement Program

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