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Kevin Budning

PhD (International Conflict Management and Resolution)

Degrees:BSocSc Conflict Studies and Human Rights (Ottawa), MA Political Science (Toronto)

Kevin is a PhD candidate in the International Conflict Management and Resolution stream. His research focuses predominantly on violent extremism in Canada, the United States, and Western Europe. At NPSIA, Kevin serves as a PhD representative to the faculty and is a regular contributor to iAffairs Canada, a student run journal. He is the recipient of multiple research grants, scholarships, and awards.

Kevin recently served as the lead researcher on a NPSIA/Collins Aerospace joint research project, funded through MINDS Canada and the Department of National Defence, that investigated the impacts of emerging technology on Canadian defence policy. In this role, Kevin interview more than 35 defence experts, including policymakers from DND, CAF, DRDC, and NORAD, as well as practitioners working in private industry and academia. Kevin has presented his work at several conferences and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Outside of the academy, Kevin has extensive experience working in Canadian politics. He has served in various capacities for Members of Parliament, in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, and most recently in the “war room” of a major political party. Kevin has also assisted local campaigns on the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

Kevin’s research is supervised by Professor Fen Hampson.