The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs


Welcome to NPSIA

For close to 50 years, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) has been training Canada’s best and brightest graduate students in international affairs. We have well over 2,000 alumni, many of whom have gone on to key leadership positions in the Canadian federal and provincial public service, foreign governments, the United Nations, and the private and not-for-profit sectors. NPSIA offers the most comprehensive, advanced degree programs in international affairs at the Master’s and Doctoral level in Canada. The NPSIA program is interdisciplinary, reflecting the philosophy that exposure to a wide range of disciplines such as political science, economics, law, sociology, public health and history is necessary to develop an understanding of our complex global environment.

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Canada to train Ukrainian combat troops

Professor Saideman’s 2 interviews with Murry Brewster CTV News OTTAWA — The Harper government’s decision to join a U.S.-led military training mission Ukraine has drawn a sharp rebuke from Russia. Canada is sending at least 200 members of the Canadian Forces to take part in a... More

Friday, April 17th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Aniket Bhushan: Measuring Canada’s role among global donors ~ OPENCANADA.ORG

Aniket Bhushan, NPSIA Adjunct Research Professor Looking at the size of aid, Canada’s rank as donor continues to fall. Is it all bad news? Read the full article in CIC’s OPENCANADA . Data released this past week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)... More

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Michael Bell & Tom Najem: Lost in the headlines: Another tragedy looms in Lebanon

Blood, guts and unmitigated human tragedy have become the leitmotif of the Arab Middle East. Failing states have become failed states, with relentless civil wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen. But it doesn’t stop there. Ideology and ethno-nationalism are running amok throughout the region as... More

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Carment, Landry and Winchester: On R2P: How the NGO and tech sectors can help protect communities

OPENCANADA.ORG When states are ineffective, civil society groups become key to bridging the ‘responsibility gap’ By Professor David Carment, and Ph.D. students Joe Landry and Sean Winchester  With the number of displaced peoples reaching a record high globally, and the continuation of... More

Monday, April 13th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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NPSIA and Carleton University Events

Arctic Panel

Arctic Panel

Wednesday, April 22 - 8:30 AM

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