Defence and Security

Jeff Collins (Chair)

Jeff Collins

Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development and PHD candidate at Carleton University. An experienced policy advisor and assistant at both the federal and provincial levels, Jeff’s doctoral research is primarily focused on Canadian defence procurement policy and planning. In addition to his thesis work, Jeff also pursues research on issues related to international security, airpower, international law, and Israeli military studies. Jeff’s work has appeared in Foreign Policy Analysis, Small Wars Journal, SITREP: Journal of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.


Roy Rempel

Roy Rempel

Roy Rempel is the advisor for foreign and defence policy in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada. He served as the senior advisor for defence policy in the Prime Minister’s Office from 2010 to 2015. He earned his Ph.D in international relations from Queen’s University and has taught international relations at several Canadian universities, including Memorial University, the University of Manitoba, Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada. He has authored several books on Canadian foreign policy, including Dreamland: How Canada’s Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty, which was a runner-up for the Donner Prize in 2006.

Dreamland: How Canada’s Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty.


Stephanie Carvin

Stephanie Carvin

Stephanie Carvin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Her research interests are in the area of international law, security, terrorism and technology. Currently, she is teaching in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, technology and warfare and foreign policy.

Stephanie holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and published her thesis as Prisoners of America’s Wars: From the Early Republic to Guantanamo (Columbia/Hurst, 2010). Her most recent book is Science, Law, Liberalism and the American Way of Warfare: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict” (Cambridge, 2015) co-authored with Michael J. Williams. In 2009 Carvin was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Law School and worked as a consultant to the US Department of Defense Law of War Working Group. From 2012-2015, she was an analyst with the Government of Canada focusing on national security issues.


Mark Lapping

Mark Lapping

Mark Lapping is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern
Maine. Mark’s research looks at the security of our food supply from the perspective of climate change, international instability, tariff and trade policies, and bio-terrorism. Mark was the Founding Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and also founded the School of Rural Planning and Development at Guelph. He holds a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York and a PhD from Emory University.