Kaha Haji-Mohamed
Project Coordinator for Canadian Defence and Security Network and Director of Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies.

Kaha Haji-Mohamed grew up in Ottawa, Canada and has worked with various Federal Governmental Departments and Non-profit organizations. Past work has included the Canadian Armed Forces, The Department of National Defence, The Canada School of Public Service, Elections Canada, Elections Ontario, Unicef, Doctors without Borders and the Canadian Red Cross. She holds an Bachelor of Social Science in Economics from the University of Ottawa. She plans on completing a MA in Public Administration.

The Centre for Security, Intelligence, and Defence Studies

The Centre for Security, Intelligence, and Defence Studies (CSIDS) is situated within the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and serves as the Headquarters of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien de Securité et Defence (CDSN-RCDS). The Centre’s mandate is to enhance collaboration with academics, the public and private sectors, civil society groups, the media, and the general public in order to foster informed debate and dialogue about Canadian security and defence and to advance the study of key issues in the field of security, intelligence, and defence. In order to achieve this mandate, CSIDS has four interconnected goals:

  1. Supporting and encouraging interdisciplinary research at Carleton in salient issues in security, intelligence and defence;
  2. Hosting of visiting scholars and research fellows pursuing research;
  3. Supporting the graduate education and training of students at the Masters and Doctoral levels;
  4. Organizing and hosting conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, and guest lectures on topics relating to security, intelligence, and defence. Please note: CSIDS is not a degree/certificate granting research centre. If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in security, intelligence, and defence studies please visit http://carleton.ca/npsia and following the appropriate application procedures. If you are interested in becoming affiliated with CSIDS as a Research Fellow, please contact the Director to see what opportunities may be available.