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The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA)
For over 50 years, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University has been training Canada’s best and brightest graduate students in international affairs. We have well over 2,100 alumni, many of whom have gone on to key leadership positions in the Canadian federal and provincial public service, foreign governments, international organizations, and the private and not-for-profit sectors.
NPSIA offers the most comprehensive, advanced degree programs in international affairs at the Masters and Doctoral levels 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.
A More Inclusive International Affairs Program
Events of the past few months have brought into focus some of the systemic inequities that persist in our society. Although the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) continues to be ranked as the best school in Canada for students considering a career in policy, we do not take our success for granted. Our commitment to continue to offer a world class education and graduate experience to our students demand that we constantly evolve and adapt to the needs of our time.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
NPSIA mourns the loss of one of its former students, Sandra Amezcua (class of 2006), who passed away after a brave battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends
Monday, December 14, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Leigh Sarty, NPSIA Senior Fellow. His paper on China, Russia and Canadian foreign policy has just been published on-line by International Journal, and will appear in hardcopy in 2021
Monday, December 14, 2020
Perspectives on Terrorism publication exploring why some militant groups wage sustained insurgencies, by NPSIA Fellow Michael Shkolnik
Abstract Why do some militant groups wage sustained insurgencies while other groups do not? To address this puzzle,...
Abstract Why do some militant groups wage sustained insurgencies while other groups do not? To address this puzzle, this study uses a resource mobilization framework and quantitative regression analyses of 246 prominent militant groups featured in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) from 1970–2007. Findings show that proxies for organizational capacity...
Monday, December 7, 2020
RCEP and Canada-China relations publications by Sharon Sun
NPSIA Ph.D. Candidate Sharon Sun shares her recent publications with the School: Interview on Business in Vancouver talking about the RCEP Report on Canada-China agricultural non-tariff barrier (and...
NPSIA Ph.D. Candidate Sharon Sun shares her recent publications with the School: Interview on Business in Vancouver talking about the RCEP Report on Canada-China agricultural non-tariff barrier (and re-engagement with China) Blog post on the prelim surface analysis on impact of RCEP on Canada ...