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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Alistair Edgar

Executive Director, Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS); Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Rm. 207 Balsillie School
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Personal Website:
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Academic Background

BA Honours, History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University (1983)

MA Political Science/International Relations, University of British Columbia, 1985

PhD Political Science/International Relations, Queen's University, 1993

John M. Olin Doctoral Fellow in Economics and National Security, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1992-93

Certificate in Russian Studies, Moscow State (Lomonosov)University, Russia, 1995


Current research work includes transitional justice and conflict-to-peace processes in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Uganda and Kosovo; the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of post-conflict peace and reconstruction programs; sovereignty and humanitarian intervention as competing norms and practices in global governance; and Canadian and American foreign policy and defence policy.

Willing to supervise MA students in the following areas:

United Nations and international organization
Humanitarian intervention, post conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding
Canadian and US foreign policy and defence policy issues
International relations theory
International Security (NATO, EU security, Japanese and Russian security policies)

Additional Information
Serving as Executive Director, Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS).