Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His latest book, Adapting in the Dust: Learning Lessons from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, comes out in early 2016. His current research focus is on the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations. He teaches courses on Contemporary International Security, Civil-Military Relations and US Foreign and Defence Policy.
Irina Goldenberg is a senior scientist in the Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis in the Canadian Department of National Defence. Her main areas of expertise include military recruitment and retention and topics related to Total Defence Workforce personnel management (including integration and collaboration amongst regular forces, reservists, defence civilians, and defence contractors). She is an internationally known researcher and plays an active role within many international organizations, including the NATO Science and Technology Organization and the European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS).
Dr. Jeffrey Rice is the Director of CSIDS. His research focuses on the influence and role of international organizations in multilateral warfare, with a particular emphasis on the inter-organizational dynamics of NATO, the UN, and the EU. He received his PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Queen’s University.
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Melissa Jennings has worked on various research and development projects globally. Past work has included INGO’s, local CBO’s, government, universities and private sector clients in Canada, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Bangladesh, India, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana and Uganda. She completed a MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College and a BA (Double Major) Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.