About: Join our hosts Mitch and Matt as they begin our fall session with a discussion on Canada’s approach to national security, an overview of Canada’s top concerns abroad and to what degree terrorism poses a major threat in Canada today. Is Canada’s involvement abroad proportional to its security risks? Our guests Jez Littlewood and Craig Forcese explain Canada’s role abroad in combating terrorism and take us through some of the details behind the controversial Bill C-51.
Jez Littlewood is an Assistant Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Since joining the school in 2007, he has taught courses on a wide range of subjects such as terrorism, national security, intelligence, and arms control. Jez’s research interests encompass proliferation and counter-proliferation of WMD, terrorism, and international security. Prior work experience includes serving as an advisor to both the Counter-Proliferation Department of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs.
Craig Forcese is a Full Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law where he teaches courses on subjects such as Administrative Law and National Security Law. He completed his Master of Laws at Yale, and is a member of the bars of Ontario, New York, and the District of Columbia. Craig’s current research is focused on the subjects of international law, national security, human rights and democratic accountability. He is the author of National Security Law: Canadian Practice in International Perspective, and co-author of False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism.