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Timothy Donais is the Director of the Masters in International Policy (MIPP) program, Co-Director of the PhD Program in Global Governance (both through the Balsillie School of International Affairs), and Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the co-facilitator of the BSIA’s Conflict and Security Research Cluster, and currently serves as Laurier’s faculty research ambassador in the area of governance and policy.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Tim’s primary research interests lie in the area of post-conflict peacebuilding, with a particular focus on questions of ownership and inclusivity in peace processes, and in the field of peace operations, with a specific emphasis on civilian protection issues. Tim also has an ongoing interest in questions of security sector reform, and has worked closely with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), one of the world’s leading research centres on security sector reform. Tim is the author of Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: Post-Conflict Consensus-Building (Routledge, 2012), The Political Economy of Peacebuilding in Post-Dayton Bosnia (Routledge, 2006), and is the editor of Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform (Lit Verlag, 2008).
Awards and Achievements
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Research Grants, 2007-11; 2019-22
Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Merit Award: 2017, 2014, 2010
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Research Grant, 2012-14
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of peace and conflict studies, security studies, or post-conflict peacebuilding.
“Local Ownership, Legitimacy and Peacebuilding,” in O.P. Richmond and G. Visoka (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), 550-563.
“Protection through Peacebuilding in South Sudan,” (co-authored with Ayiko Solomon), African Security Review (forthcoming, 2021); DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2021.1968916
“Gender and Protection in UN Peacekeeping: Towards Inclusive Protection Practice,” (co-authored with Sarah Murray), Balsillie Papers, 4:1 (2021), 1-12; https://balsilliepapers.ca/bsia-paper/gender-and-protection-in-un-peacekeeping-towards-inclusive-protection-practice/
“The Rule of Law, the Local Turn, and Re-thinking Accountability in Security Sector Reform Processes,” (co-authored with Ahmet Barbak), Peacebuilding (Special Issue on ‘Letting the State off the Hook’, co-edited by J. Quinn and A. Kochanski), (first view, 2021), 1-16; https://doi.org/10.1080/21647259.2021.1895622
“Protection of Civilians and Peacekeeping’s Accountability Deficit,” (co-authored with Eric Tanguay), International Peacekeeping, 28:4 (2021), 553-57; https://doi.org/10.1080/13533312.2021.1880900
“Generations of Constructing Peace: The Constructivism Paradigm and Peacebuilding,” (co-authored with Erin McCandless), in H. Carey (ed.), Peacebuilding Paradigms: The Impact of Theoretical Diversity on Implementing Sustainable Peace (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020), 126-144.
“Protection through Peace Building: The Future of UNMISS’ Protection of Civilians Mandate in South Sudan,” CSG Policy Brief, No. 21, Centre for Security Governance; https://secgovcentre.org/2020/05/new-csg-paper-protection-through-peace-building-the-future-of-unmiss-protection-of-civilians-mandate-in-south-sudan/
“Doing Less with Less: Peacekeeping retrenchment and the UN’s protection of civilians agenda,” (co-authored with Eric Tanguay), International Journal, 75:1 (2020), 65-82.
“Is Canada Really Back? Commitment, Credibility and the Changing Face of Peacekeeping,” Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and ConflictStudies, 50:2 (2018), 79-103.
GS232 - Peace and Conflict Transformation: An Introduction
IP603 - Comparative Public Policy (MA in International Public Policy)