The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs



For over 40 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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John Higginbotham speaks to Embassy about diplomatic issues around Arctic waters

Russia warns that yanking reps can slow down progress on Arctic issues. Arctic watchers are split on whether the Harper government’s decision to block a Canadian delegation to an Arctic Council meeting in Russia could damage future Arctic co-operation. Arctic Council Minister Leona Aglukkaq... More

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Professor Saideman speaks to Australian Broadcasting’s Late Night Live about Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine is the latest hotspot in the Ukraine crisis. Last Sunday, three people were killed at a checkpoint manned by pro Russian separatists near the city of Sloviansk. Professor Stephen Saideman from Carleton University in Ottawa discusses the diplomatic and military options open to Nato... More

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Professor Hampson/Derek Burney: Mere diplomacy is no answer to Russia’s threat to democracy

The Globe and Mail Witnessing the latest round of feckless diplomacy in Geneva, there are reasons to be concerned whether the values of democracy can ever triumph over the ruthless antics and nationalistic zeal of demagogues such as Russian President Vladimir Putin. Throughout history, despots have... More

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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