Security & Defence

The Security and Defence program analyses and develops policies related to the security of Canadian interests.

The School of Public Policy defines “national security” in its broadest sense: It includes not only the physical protection of Canada’s borders, but also its assets abroad, in cyberspace and the security of its economic relationships. To that end, The School’s approach to national security focuses on the intersections between trade, the role of Canada’s armed forces and the value of peace-building efforts abroad.

The School is well positioned in this area thanks to its partnership with the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS) and the Calgary-based Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) as well as other renowned international policy organizations. The resulting global network of faculty and fellows permits a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity for addressing security issues that are often multidisciplinary and include legal, political and economic elements.