Episode 11 – UN Peacekeeping: A Review of Canada’s Role Moving Forward

Guest: Dr. David Carment, Full Professor of International Affairs (Carleton Univeristy) and Principal Investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP)

Dr. David Carment
Dr. David Carment

About: The current Liberal government campaigned on a commitment to renew Canada’s global commitment to multilateralism and renew peacekeeping operations. As of August 31, 2016, 112 Canadian personnel are deployed as peacekeepers. In the same month, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan visited Africa to scout peacekeeping operations on the continent that Canada could join (there are currently 12 active UN peacekeeping operations in Africa). So what really is peacekeeping and why is it tied so closely to Canada’s international image? Here’s a dummies guide to UN peacekeeping with our guest Dr. David Carment, a full Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI). Join our hosts Mitch and Mel as they take you through the mechanics of peackeeping and why exactly Canada is so interested to be involved again.

David Carment is a full Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI). He is also a NATO Fellow and listed in Who’s Who in International Affairs. In addition Professor Carment serves as the principal investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP).

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