Roland Paris

Global Ethics Fellow Alumnus


Roland Paris is university research chair in international security and governance at the University of Ottawa, founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, and associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests are in the fields of international security, international governance, and foreign policy.

Paris was previously director of research at the Conference Board of Canada; foreign policy advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Privy Council Office of the Canadian government; assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado-Boulder; and visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

His writings have appeared in International Security and International Studies Quarterly. His book At War's End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving Global Order and the International Studies Association's prize for best book on multilateralism. Paris has co-edited two other volumes on peace-building and is co-editor of the Security & Governance book series at Routledge.

From 2006 to 2010, Paris co-directed the Sustainable Peacebuilding Network, a collaborative research project, funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Paris is a fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the World University Service of Canada.