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Fen Hampson

Chancellor’s Professor & Professor of International Affairs - Canadian Foreign Policy and Global Governance, International Organization, International Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution and Analysis

Phone:613-520-2600 x 6660
Office:5113 Richcraft Hall


Fen Osler Hampson is Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Most recently, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) where he is concurrently Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Professor Hampson is the co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) (

Professor Hampson holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University where he also received his A.M. degree (both with distinction). He also holds an MSc. (Econ.) degree (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Hon.) from the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is the author or co-author of 11 books and editor or co-editor of 27 other volumes. In addition, he has written more than 100 articles and book chapters on international affairs. His most recent book is Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online (with Eric Jardine).

He is the recipient of several major awards, including a research and writing award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace.  He was recognized as one of the top 50 people influencing Canada’s foreign policy by Embassy Magazine in 2009 and one of the top 80 in 2012 in a list that includes Cabinet ministers, senior public officials, lobbyists and members of the media; and one of the top 8 “thinkers” category in the Hill Times list of the top 100 people influencing Canadian foreign policy in 2014.

He is a frequent commentator and contributor in the national and international media. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy Magazine, Foreign Affairs, the National Post, iPolitics and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator on the CBC, CTV, and Global news networks.