July 17, 2012
Stéphane Roussel is Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy, Director of the Arctic political and security observatory (Observatoire de la Politique et de la Sécurité dans l’Arctique (OPSA)), and director of the centre for study on foreign policy and security (Centre d’études des politiques étrangères et de sécurité (CEPES, UQAM)). He graduated from Université de Montréal (PhD, 1999).
He was President of the International Studies Association (ISA) Canada section in 2004-2005 and the Quebec Association of Political Science (SQSP) in 2010 to 2011.
Dr. Roussel is Fellow at the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI, Calgary) and the Francophone research network on peace-keeping operations (Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix) (Université de Montréal). He works regularly with various branches of the Canadian Forces, such as the Canadian Forces College (CFC, Toronto) and the Security and Defence Forum (SDF, Ottawa), and regularly participates in events organized by the latter.
His research interests relate to Canadian defence policy, with particular emphasis on relations with the United States and European countries. He has also developed an expertise in international relations theory and military history. Dr Roussel’s most recent publications are International Policy and Politics in Canada (2011), Strategic culture and defence policy: the Canadian experience (Culture stratégique et politique de défense; l’expérience canadienne) (2007), and Canadian development aid (L’aide canadienne au développement) (2008).
He also directs three research programs entitled “Competing Views of Emerging Challenges in the Arctic,” “The (Neo)Continentalist Approach in Canadian Foreign Policy,” and “Quebec’s Public Opinion Attitude Toward International Security.”