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. He has written books on the international relations of secession, why there were both more and less wars in Eastern Europe after the end of the Cold War, on NATO in Afghanistan, and on Canada’s Afghanistan experience. 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.
Jean-Christophe Boucher is a research director at the Centre Interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Québec et du Canada. He completed a BA in History from Ottawa University, a master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Montreal, and received his PhD in Political Science at Université Laval in December 2011. His main research interests and publications have focused on peace and security studies, Canadian foreign and defence policies, quantitative analysis and methodology.
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.