Contact Address:

Dr. Alexander Moens, Professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6

phone: 604-291-4361/604-858-0917


Senior Fellow in American Policy

The Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J 3G7.



Date of birth: November 12, 1959

Place of birth: The Netherlands

Citizenship: Canadian

Languages: (fluent): Dutch, English

(working level): German, French


Ph.D. 1988, Political Science, University of British Columbia.

Specialization: International Politics, Comparative Politics

Thesis: Foreign Policy Decision Making and President Jimmy Carter

Supervisor: K.J. Holsti

M.A. 1983, Political Science, McMaster University.

B.A. (with distinction), 1982, Political Science, University of Lethbridge.

Diploma. 1979, Lycée Moderne, The Netherlands.



1986: (Summer) Visiting Professor, University of Lethbridge

1987-1988: Sessional Instructor, Simon Fraser University

Trinity Western University.

1988-1990: Assistant Professor, limited term, Simon Fraser


1990-1995: Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University.

1992: (January-May) Marcel Cadieux Fellow, Policy Planning

Staff, External Affairs and International Trade


1995-2003: Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University

Spring 1999, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., Visiting Fellow.

2003- : Professor, Simon Fraser University

2003- Senior Fellow, Centre for Canadian-American Relations, The Fraser Institute

2003- Fellow, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Calgary



The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush: Values, Strategy, Loyalty (Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, November 2004).

Foreign Policy Under Carter: Testing Multiple Advocacy Decision Making ( Boulder: Westview Press, 1990).

Disconcerted Europe: The Search for a New Security Architecture (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994). Co-edited.

NATO and European Security: Alliance Politics from the Cold War’s End to the Age of Terrorism (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2003), Co-edited.

Foreign Policy Realignment in the Age of Terror (Toronto: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, 2003), Co-edited.

Course Books

Introduction to International Politics: A Study Guide (Second Edition, Center for Distance Education, Simon Fraser University: Third Edition, 2006), 268 pages.

U.S. Politics: A Study Guide (Center for Distance Education, Simon Fraser University: 2001), 186 pages.



(*denotes academic refereed publication)

*"The Carter Administration and Multiple Advocacy," International Journal, XLV, (Autumn 1990), pp. 913-948.

*"Carter and the Fall of the Shah: A Second Look," Political Science Quarterly, 106, 2, (Summer 1991), pp. 211-237.

*"American Diplomacy and German Unification," Survival, 13, 6, (1992), pp. 531-545.

*"Canada's Transatlantic and European Security Policy: Time to Adjust," Canadian Defence Quarterly, 21, 6, (June 1992), pp. 14-20.

*"Behind Complementarity and Transparency: the Politics of the European Security and Defence Identity," Journal of European Integration, XVI, 1, (Fall 1992), pp. 29-48.

*"The European Security and Defence Identity and the Non Concert of Europe," European Security, 2, 4, (Winter 1993), pp. 567-584.

*"The Road Towards a Common Foreign and Security Policy," Journal of European Integration, XIX, 2-3, (Winter/Spring 1996), pp. 165-180.

*"Canada and the European Union," in Encyclopedia of the European Union, Desmond Dinan, ed., (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1998).

*"NATO’s Dilemma and the Elusive European Defence Identity," Security Dialogue, 29, 4, (1998), pp. 463-475.

*"Learning the Lessons of UNPROFOR," (with Lenard Cohen), Canadian Foreign Policy, 6, 2, (Winter 1999), pp. 85-101.

*"Revitalizing Our Defence and Security Capacity," Policy Options, 20, 8, October 1999, pp. 27-33.

*"Developing a European Intervention Force: The Politics of Sequencing, Autonomy and Ready Access," International Journal Vol. LV, No. 2, (Spring 2000), pp. 247-269.

*"NATO and ESDP: The Need for a Political Agreement," Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 2000-2001, pp. 59-69.

"Canada’s Challenge in the Future of European Defence and NATO," Atlantic Council Paper No. 1/2001 at website:

"Kanada Pachnaca dylematami," Polska Zbrojan No. 13, March 2001 (with Rafal Domisiewicz)

*"European Defence and NATO: The Case for New Governance," International Journal Vol. LVI, No. 2, (Spring 2001), pp. 261-278.

*"Christian Realism: A Normative Tradition for International Politics," International Journal of Politics and Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2001, pp. 105-121. (also compiled in Patrick Hayden and Tom Lansford (eds), Politics and Ethics Nova Publishers, NY, 2002)

*"NATO’s Latest Challenges," Policy Options, Vol. 23, No. 3, April 2002, pp. 38-46.

*"Canada en zijn zoektocht naar een politieke identiteit: Een Veiligheids- en Defensie Akkoord voor Noord-Amerika?" ("Canada’s Quest for Political Identity: A Security and Defence Accord for North America?") Internationale Spectator, (The Hague: Clingendael) LVII, No. 4, 2003, pp. 195-200. (double column)

*"Lessons for Peacekeepers: Srebrenica and the NIOD Report," Canadian Foreign Policy, Volume 10, Number 3 (Spring 2003), 141-158.

* "Transatlantic Turning Points," Atlantisch Perspectief (Netherlands Atlantic Association, No. 7/8, Vol. 27, 2003, pp. 4-9 double margins.

NATO’s New Mission and the NATO Response Force, Atlantisch Perspectief (Netherlands Atlantic Association) No. 5, Vol. 28, 2004, pp. 14-16.

* "Mad Cow: A Case Study in Canadian-American Relations," The Fraser Institute Electronic Publications (, Vancouver, 66 pages, March 30, 2006.

*"Transatlantic Bipolarity and NATO’s Global Role," Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 4, (2) 2006, pp. 241-252.

*"Achieving Energy Security Through Integrated Canadian-American Markets," (with Taymaz Rastin and Gregory O’Keefe) Fraser Institute Digital Publication, Vancouver, October 2006, 52 pages. <>.

*Canadian-American Relations in 2007: Recent Trouble, Current Hope, Future Work," Fraser Institute Digital Publication, 32 pages, May 2007. <>

"Afghanistan en de revolutie in het Canadese buitenlands beleid," Atlantisch Perspectief, No. 4, Volume 21, 2007, pp. 4-11.

Book Chapters:

*"A New Security Strategy for Europe," in Canada Among Nations: A Part of the Peace? Maureen Appel Molot and Harald von Riekhoff, eds., Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1994, pp. 154-171.

*"The Formative Years of the New NATO: Diplomacy From London to Rome," in Disconcerted Europe: the Search for a New Security Strategy, Alexander Moens and Christopher Anstis, eds., Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, pp. 24-48.

*"Failures of the First Round and a Proposal For a New Strategy," with Christopher Anstis in ibid., pp. 227-248.

*"Clinton’s Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process," in Charles Phillipe David and Onnig Beylerian eds., America’s Quest for a New Contract with the World (Montreal: UQAM, Centre d’ Etudes des Politiques Etrangères et de Securité, 1995).

*"European Security and Defence and NATO: Moving from Influence to Activity," in George Maclean (editor) Between Actor and Presence: The European Union and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship (Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 2001), pp.169-192.

*"Developing a NATO-EU Security Regime," in Carl C. Hodge, ed., NATO for a New Century: Atlanticism and European Security (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002), pp. 69-84.

*"Thinking Outside the Box: NATO-ESDP Cooperation at 23," in NATO and European Security: Alliance Politics from the Cold War’s End to the Age of Terrorism (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2003), Co-edited (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002), pp. 67-82.

*"ESDP, the United States, and the Atlantic Alliance," in Jolyon Howorth and John T.S. Keeler (eds.) Defending Europe: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003), pp. 25-37.

* "A Clash of Values," in Graham F. Walker (ed.) Independence in an Age of Empire: Assessing Unilateralism and Multilateralism (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, 2004), pp. 147-152.

"A Revolution in Foreign Policy: The Values and Strategy of George W. Bush," in David S. McDonough and Douglas A. Ross (Eds.) The Dilemmas of American Strategic Primacy (Toronto: Royal Canadian Military Institute, 2005), pp. 127-140.

*"An Essay on George Walker Bush," in Carl C. Hodge and Cathal J. Nolan (eds) U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy: From 1789 to the Present (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, inc., 2007), pp. 377-385.

*"The Bush Doctrine Abroad," Chapter 10 in Stanley A. Renshon and Peter Suedfeld (eds.) Understanding the Bush Doctrine (New York: Routledge, 2007), pp. 251-270.

*"The Challenges and Limits of NATO-ESDP Synergy," Chapter 9 in Stefan Gänzle and Allen G. Sens (eds), The Changing Politics of European Security (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007) pp. 180-201.

Occasional Papers:

"Canadian Security Policy: Coping with Two Agendas," in Canada and the New Europe, Occasional Paper #21, Ninth Annual Political Studies Students' Conference, Karen Wittman, ed., Winnipeg: Centre for Defence and Security Studies, February 1993, pp. 161-173.

"The Road Towards a Common Foreign and Security Policy," in L'Union Europeenne Dans le Contexte de la Conference Intergouvernmentale de 1996, Panayotis Soldatos ed., Montreal: 1997.

"The Crisis in Canadian Defence: Can a Strategic Direction be Found?" Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies Curriculum Paper, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., Summer 1999.


Articles, Op-ed Columns, and Government Reports:

Op-eds in Washington Post, New York Post, Boston Globe, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Windsor Star, Reformatorisch Dagblad.

"Back to the Security Drawing Board," Globe and Mail, March 22, 1992.

"A Report of an Analysis of Transatlantic Security Developments and Canadian Policy: 1990-1991," External Affairs and International Trade Canada, April 14, 1992.

International Security: the Canadian Role. A British Columbia Knowledge Network Documentary Video (28 minutes). Written and edited by Alexander Moens and produced by Michael Dohorty under the Program direction of the Educational Telecommunications Project, Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University, April 1993. This documentary is shown three times per year on BC Knowledge Network.

Introduction to International Politics: A Course Reader, Compiled by Alexander Moens, Simon Fraser University: Centre for Distance Education, 1993, 280p. (Revised in 1998, 177 pages).

"The Atlantic Area Reconsidered," in Canadian Defence and Security: Voices from the West, January 1995.

"Canada and the Zairian Relief Mission, Vancouver Sun, November 16, 1996.

"The European Security and Defence Policy and the Prospect for an Integrative Defence Base." (with Rafal Domisiewicz) 71 pages. March 31, 2001. (For the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Division Non-Proliferation, Arms Control & Disarmament Division).

"America’s Just War on Terrorism," Edmonton Journal, October 29, 2001.

"Canada and Europe: The Primacy of the New NATO," in To Secure a Nation - The Case for a New Defence White Paper. Canadian Council for Security in the 21st Century, November 2001.

Cicero Foundation, Lectures Online:

"The Coming North American Security and Defence Agreement," Fraser Forum, March 2003, pp. 16-19.

Government Report of NATO Policy Branch, Department of National Defence, Ottawa, October 15, 2002. "Srebrenica: Lessons Learned in Training, Deployment, Suitability of Forces, Command and Control, Rules of Engagement." (42 pages).

"Canada’s National Security Strategy and NATO’s Response Force," Fraser Forum, May 2004, p. 13-15.

"Is President Bush a Free-Trader: Understanding the Hurdles to Free Trade in the United States," Fraser Forum, June 2004, pp.12-13.

"Electoral Reform or Political Efficiency: Lessons from the American System of Government," Fraser Forum, February 2005, pp. 8-10.

"Canadian Participation in North American Missile Defence: A Cost-Benefit Analysis," Fraser Alert, February 15, 2005. (Alexander Moens and Barry Cooper).

"The Coming Social Security Revolution," Fraser Forum, March 2005, pp. 7-8.

"Missile Defence: The Bilateral Puzzle Made Easy," The Dispatch, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Winter/Spring 2005, Vol 3, Issue 1.

"Who’s Afraid of the Hyperpower?" Washington Post, May 14, 2005 P. A21, also appeared in Charleston Gazette, the State, O Estado de S. Paulo, Japan Times.

"Ottawa’s International Priority: Repositioning Canadian-American Relations," Fraser Forum, February 2006, pp. 4-5.

"O Canada: Deconstructing Our Friendly Neighbour to the North," Weekly Standard, June 12, 2006, pp. 32-33.

"Canadian Participation in EU-Led Military Operations Does not Serve Canadian Interest, The Dispatch, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Vol. IV, Issue II, Summer 2006,

"America’s Bull Market: Some Surprising Lessons from the Mad Cow crisis," Alberta Venture, July/August 2006, p. 26.

"Canada and NATO: Merging Transformations," SITREP, Royal Canadian Military Institute, 66, 4, July-August 2006, pp-5-7.

"Europe must join fight in Afghanistan," The Edmonton Journal, Published: Monday, September 25, 2006.

"Understanding the 2006 Congressional Elections," (with Sean McCarthy) Fraser Forum, October 2006, pp. 19-22.

"What We Need From NATO", Globe and Mail, November 24, 2006

"Canadian-American Security and Defence Relations," SITREP, Royal Canadian Military Institute, 67, 2, March-April 2007, pp. 11-13.

"Understanding the Politics of the Iraq War," CDFAI Dispatch, Summer 2007, Vol.5, Issue 2,

"Canada’s Stake in the Security and Prosperity Partnership," (with Michael Cust) Fraser Forum, November 2007, pp. 14-16.

"A coalition of economies," The Calgary Herald, 27 November, 2007

Page: A14.

"The Peace Bridge Project and the Need to Harmonize Canada-US Border Security," Canadian Manager, Canadian Institute of Management, Vo. 32, No., 2, Fall 2007, pp. 20-21

"Immigration, National Security, and Canadian-American Relations," (with Martin Collacott) Fraser Forum, December 2007/January 2008, pp.20-22.

Review Articles:

Perspective, (Summer 1989). John Steinbruner, ed., Restructuring American Foreign Policy.

International Journal, Vol. XLVI, No.2, Spring 1991. Jerel Rosati, The Carter Administration's Quest for Global Community.

International Journal, Vol. XLVII, No.1, Spring 1992.

Reinhardt Rummel, ed., The Evolution of an International Actor; Western Europe's New Assertiveness.

Journal of European Integration, Vol. 16, No. 2, Winter 1993, F.A.M. Alting von Gesau, Beyond Containment and Division.

Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. XXVII:2, June 1994. David Dewitt, David Haglund, John Kirton, eds., Building a New Global Order: Emerging Trends in International Security.

International Journal, Fred Chernoff, After Polarity: The Vanishing Threat, Theories of Cooperation, and the Future of the Alliance, V. 50, No.4, 1995.

International Journal, Jerel A. Rosati, Joe D. Hagan, Martin W. Sampsom, (eds.), Foreign Policy Restructuring: How Governments Respond to Global Change, V. 51, No. 3, 1996.

Journal of European Integration, Kim E. Spiezio, Beyond Containment: Reconstructing European Security, Journal of European Integration, V. 21, 1999, p. 399-400.

Policy Options, Maxwell Cameron et al., To Walk Without Fear: The Global Movement to Ban Landmines June 1999, pp. 65-67.

Journal of European Integration, Mary M. Mckenzie and Peter H. Loedel, The Promise and Reality of European Security Cooperation, Vol. 22, 2000, pp. 119-120.

Joint Forces Quarterly, John Borawski and Thomas Durell Young, NATO After 2000: The Future of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, No. 32, Summer 2002.



Courses taught at Trinity Western University 1987-1988:

Introduction to Government and Politics

American Government and Politics

Politics of Developing Nations

Course taught at the University of Lethbridge (visiting assistant-professor) 1986:

Introduction to Politics and Government

Courses taught at Simon Fraser University 1987--

Introduction to Political Science

Government and Politics: Western Europe

Government and Politics: United States

Special Topics in International Politics: Canada-US Relations

Comparative Western European Systems

Comparative Developing Systems

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

Ethnic Politics and National Identity

Comparative Political Elites

The Politics and Foreign Policy of the European Union

The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush

Introduction to International Politics

Global Political Relations

The Nation-State and the Multinational Corporation

Directed Readings and Honours Course

Graduate Studies:

International Relations

Readings in Political Science

Supervision of Master Theses students

Non-Thesis supervision of graduate students

External examiner for History MA theses

New Courses Developed and Taught at Simon Fraser University 1992--

Introduction to International Politics, Distance Education

American Foreign Policy: Process and Issues

Politics and Foreign Policy of the European Union

American Politics and Government: Online Version (2001)

The Presidency and Foreign Policy of the George W. Bush Administration (2004)



Conference Papers, Panel Participation, Speeches

Discussant: "The State in the Developing World."

Canadian Political Science Association, Windsor, June 1988.

Paper: "Carter and the Multiple Advocacy Model,"

Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, Portland, November 1988.

Paper: "Decision Making in the Carter Administration." Canadian Political Science Association, Laval, June 1989:

Panelist: "Europe 1992 and After." Canadian Political Science Association, Victoria, June 1990.

Participant on Roundtable: "Presidential Advice: Research and Practice." American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 1990.

Organizer: "Roundtable on NATO." Canadian Political Science Association, June 1992, Charlottetown.

Paper: "Behind Complementarity and Transparency: the Politics of the European Security and Defence Identity." American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 1992.

Paper: "Coping With Two Agendas: Canadian Security Policy in Europe." (published) Ninth Annual Political Studies Students' Conference, University of Manitoba, February 4-6, 1993.

Paper: "The European Security and Defence Identity and the Non Concert of Europe," European Community Studies Association, Washington, May 27-30, 1993.

Panelist: "Canada, the United Nations and Regional Security Cooperation." United Nations Association, Vancouver. B.C., October 22-23, 1993.

Paper: "America and a Disconcerted Europe." Institute of International Relations Conference on Small State Security in Post-Cold War Europe, Vancouver, March 24-25, 1994.

Chair: "Canada and Nuclear Weapons." Canadian Political Science Association, Calgary, June 13, 1994

Paper: "Clinton’s Foreign Policy Decision Making Process," Université du Quebec a Montreal, May 5, 1995.

Roundtable participant: "L’ Union Europeenne dans le context de la conference intergouvernmentale de 1996," Universite de Montreal, December 1, 1995.

Panel Organizer and Paper: "The Road Towards a Common Foreign and Security Policy," ISA Conference, San Diego, April 19, 1996.

Chair, "Perspectives on the New Euro-Atlantic Partnership," NPSIA-Georgetown University Conference, Ottawa, May 10-11, 1996.

Roundtable Participant: "The Common Foreign and Security Policy," ECSA-Canada Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario, May 31, 1996.

Workshop on the 1996 IGC, Gimli, Manitoba, May 16, 17, 1997.

Address: "The Emerging European Defence and Security Identity," WEU Assembly Conference, Athens, Greece, May 2, 1997.

Paper: "The Elusive European Defence Identity," ECSA-Canada Conference, Ottawa, May 30, 1998.

Participant: "NATO: A Transatlantic Partnership for the 21st Century," The Atlantic Council of Canada, Toronto, February 12, 1999.

Participant: Workshop on the Updated Alliance Strategic Concept, Gimli Manitoba, October 22-23, 1999.

Paper: "Finding a Role for Canada in the European Security and Defence Identity.". Strategic Defence Forum, Ottawa, April 27, 2000.

Paper: "A New Bargain for a New Capacity."

Participant: "The Role of the Canadian Military in Civil Society and Democracy Building in South America," Organized by the Centre for Canadian Foreign Policy (DFAIT), Victoria, January 28, 2000.

Paper: "Developing a European Intervention Capacity." Center for West European Studies and European Union Center, University of Washington, Seattle, May 5-6, 2000.

"Riding with the Sheriff: The Need for a NATO-EU Security Agreement," Paper delivered at the Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada "European Odyssey: the EU in the New Millennium," Quebec City, July 30-August 1, 2000.

Participant: Atlantik-Brücke Conference (German-Canadian Conference), Lake Louise, September 25-26, 2000.

Paper: "Prospects for an EU-NATO Security Regime," Conference: NATO for a New Century: Hard and Soft in the Atlantic Alliance, October 13, 2000 Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC.

Organizer and Chair, workshop on US-Canadian Defence Issues, "Rethinking the Line": The Canada-US Border Conference, Policy Research Initiative, October 22-25, 2000, Vancouver

Paper: "Operationalizing ESDP" Carleton University, Ottawa, November 9, 2000.

Paper: "The Case for a North Atlantic-European Security Governing Arrangement," Department of National Defence Consultation Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, February 8 and 9, 2001

Panelist: "Where is NATO Today," The Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation and the U.S. Naval Institute, Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois, March 8-9, 2001.

Co-Organizer, Conference on Canada and European Security: NATO’s Changing Role, May 18-19, 2001, Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre.

Paper: "European Defence and NATO: Life at 23," Conference on Canada and European Security: NATO’s Changing Role, May 18-19, 2001, Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre.

Paper: "Canadian and American Approaches to NATO’s Most Recent Challenges," The Canadian-American Defence Relationship: Where Next? Centre for Security and Defence Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, October 18-21, 2001.

Paper: "Dutch-Canadian Security Relations: The Bilateral House in Stormy Weather," Canada-Netherlands Seminar on Security (Department of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Ottawa, February 28-March 1, 2002.

Paper: "The Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process of the George W. Bush Administration," International Studies Association, 43rd Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24-27, 2002.

Paper "The Role of the European Union in the Balkans: A Canadian View," Cicero Foundation International Seminar for Experts, Paris, April 11 and 12, 2002.

Chair, Government Roundtable on "Security in the Borderless Americas," British Columbia Political Studies Association Annual General Meeting, Kelowna, B.C., May 3, 2002.

Co-organizer and discussant, Conference on Foreign Policy Realignment in the "Age of Terrorism," SFU and UBC, Vancouver, BC, September 20-21, 2002.

Discussant, Canada-Netherlands Security Seminar, DFAIT and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, October 2-4, 2003.

Paper: Sovereignty and the National Interest: A Strategic Overview of Canadian-American Relations, Fraser Institute Student Conference, Vancouver, October 18, 2003.

Paper: "Transatlantic Turning Points and Canada’s Interest in a Reinvigorated NATO," Syracuse University, Greenberg House, Washington, DC, March 15, 2004.

Paper: "The Changing Face of International Security: Challenges for Old and New," The Changing Face of Europe: Opportunities for Canada, Conference, Carleton University and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, March 25, 2004.

Paper: "Transatlantic Relations and the George W. Bush Administration," Victoria, B.C., University of Victoria, A Transatlantic Divide on Security, June 11-13, 2004

Lead-in-Speaker, "NATO’s New Mission," Netherlands Atlantic Association Conference, NATO After Enlargement: The Way Ahead, The Hague, June 17, 2004.

Paper: "Values and Strategy in the Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," Les enjeux nationaux, internationaux et continentaux des élections présidentielles américaines, Colloque conjoint Chaire d’études politiques et économiques américaines, Université de Montréal Observatoire des États-Unis de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, UQAM, Québec, October 26, 2004.

Speaker: The EU as a Global Actor: Foreign and Security Policy," European Studies Program, University of Victoria, BC, November 19, 2004.

Speaker: "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," Liu Institute of Global Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, November 23, 2004.

Speaker: "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," The Fraser Institute, Calgary, December 8, 2004.

Speaker: "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," The Fraser Institute, Toronto, December 9, 2004.

Speaker: "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, December 15, 2004.

Invited Participant, "The US Election: Prospects for the New Administration," The Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley Park, United Kingdom, February 25-27, 2005.

Presentation, "An EU-NATO Security Regime?" Security in a Divided Europe, UBC Institute for European Studies, Green College, Vancouver, March 4, 2005.

Presentation, "George Bush’s Foreign Policy: Value-based Cooperation and the Implications for Transatlantic Security Relations," Canadian-American Strategic Review Workshop, SFU Harbour Center, Vancouver, March 18, 2005

Speaker: "The Bush Presidential Blueprint," Netherlands Atlantic Association, The Hague, March 30, 2005

Speaker: "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, April 15, 2005.

Paper: "The European Union and NATO: From Bipolarity to a Division of Powers," Netherlands Atlantic Association and Germany Institute, the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, November 10 and 11, 2005.

Presentation, "The Match between Canada’s Transformation and NATO Transformation," 22nd Annual Conference of the Defence Associations Institute, Ottawa, February 23-24, 2006.

Paper: "Between European Unity and Atlantic Security: The Complex Themes of the Development of the European Security and Defence Policy," Governance, Policy-Making and System-Building of the European Union, International Conference, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Victoria, Victoria, March 2-4, 2006.

Digital Publication Presentation: "Mad Cow: A Case Study in Canadian-American Relations," The Fraser Institute, April 3, 2006, Vancouver, BC; April 5, 2006 Calgary, Alberta.

Paper: "The Political Transformation of NATO," Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, November 2-4, 2006.

Paper: "Should the Atlantic Alliance Become a Global Security Organisation? A Canadian View" International Seminar for Experts on Global NATO, The Riga Summit, and European Security, Cicero Foundation, Paris, November 16-17, 2006.

Policy Briefing: "Canada-US: State of the Relation" Fraser Institute, December 5, 2006, Vancouver, BC.

Presentation: "Canada-US Relations," Student Seminar, Fraser Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, January 26, 2007.

Paper: "The challenge of Finding North American and European Synergy in Global Security Operations," NATO’s New Agenda, Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, February 1, 2007.

Presentation: "Canadian-American Relations: "Previous Trouble, Current Hope, and Future Work,"

23rd Annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute, Ottawa, February, 15-16, 2007.

Paper: "Suspended Synergy: The Continuing Challenge of Combining NATO and ESDP Operations." NATO - A Future or Demise? A Two-day Conference on the Prospects for NATO, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria, 13-15 May, 2007.

Paper: "Afghanistan and the Revolution in Canadian Foreign Policy," Netherlands Atlantic Commission, The Hague, May 24, 2007.

Invited Participant: "Liberty and Private Charity," Liberty Fund Foundation Colloquium, Montreal, October 25-28, 2007.

Invited Participant: "Canada-United States Defence Relations," Department of National Defence, Kanata, Ontario, November 7-8, 2007.

Luncheon Address: "Canada-United States Relations: Multiple Dimensions," Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria, November 30, 2007.


Professional Activities

United States Information Services. Studies Program "Trends and Issues in American Politics." Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Kansas, San Francisco, May 8-31, 1989.

European Community Visiting Fellow to Brussels, London, Paris, and Bonn: March 15--April 4, 1991.

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Arbeitskreis and the US Consortium for Atlantic Studies: Travelling Symposium on European Security. Brussels, Bonn, Former East Germany, May 29-June 6, 1992.

Secretary of State for External Affairs, Hon. B. McDougall. Special Seminar on "Canada's Agenda for International Peace and Security." February 8-9, 1993.

Consortium for Atlantic Studies. Symposium. "Germany and the United States: the Quest for Realignment." Tempe, Arizona, September 30-October 3, 1993.

United States Mission to NATO. Tenth Annual Strategic Studies Conference. "NATO in the 1990s: Moving from Theory to Action." Knokke-Heist, Belgium, September 15-18, 1994.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. A. Ouellet. Seminar on "Conflict Prevention and a UN Rapid Reaction Force, Ottawa: DFAIT, May 18, 1995

Jules Leger Seminar on "The Role of the United Nations Security Council in the 1990s, DFAIT, September 20, 1996.

Participant: Canada-Israel Civil-Military Defence Relations Dialogue, DFAIT, March 17, 1998.

Deutscher Akademischer Austags Dienst, "Germany Today Fellowship," Bonn-Dresden-Prague-Berlin, June 15-30, 2000.

Invited participant, Privy Council Office, Otttawa, French-Canadian Relations, November 9, 2000.

Invited Contributor on Canadian Defence Review Project, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, and Dalhousie Univerity, Spring 2001.

Participant, Non Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) Experts Group, DFAIT, Ottawa, 2001-2002.


Manuscripts and Textbooks Appraised for:

McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Political Science Quarterly.

Journal of European Integration.

Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Nelson Canada

Canadian Foreign Policy

Security Dialogue

International Journal (2003)

Research Grant Applications Appraised for:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Killam Foundation

Outreach and Community Service: (selected)

Numerous and ongoing radio and several television interviews on American politics, American foreign policy, European security and Defence issues, the Gulf War, the conflict in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, and Canadian Foreign Policy.

Speeches: several Rotary Luncheons in Vancouver, addresses to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs in Vancouver and Victoria, and to the Royal United Services Institute, Vancouver.

Guest lecture at Okanagan College.

Invited several national and international guest speakers to Simon Fraser University, including the former Secretary-General of the Western European Union Dr. Willem van Eekelen.

Organized several meetings between SFU faculty and External Affairs officials.

1990-91 Program Director, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Vancouver branch.

Local organizer. Atlantic Council of Canada. Autumn Seminar, Vancouver, November 1994.

Speech: "War, Peace and American Foreign Policy," Brock House, Vancouver, February 20, 1997.

Organizer (with Yoshi Kawasaki) of BC Universities International Relations Conference, Vancouver, January 31, 1998.

Co-organizer "Canada and the European Union" Political and Economic Seminar, Vancouver, June 11, 1998.

Speech: "Euroland and the European Union," Whiff of Grape Club, Vancouver, November 25, 1998.

Speech: "Kosovo-why?" Rotary Club of Vancouver, May 11, 1999.

Reviewed Draft of Reform Party of Canada’s "Canada and the New Millenium: A New Look at Foreign Policy," September 1999.

Speech: "Values and Principles in International Politics," South Delta University Women’s Club, January 31, 2000.

Took Political Science 232, 241 and Graduate Students on a one day tour of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Esquimalt, April 15, 2000.

Organized and Hosted SFU Luncheon with six EU Embassy Political Directors and SFU faculty members, May 24, 2000.

Presented two workshops (on Globalization and Humanitarian War) at the NWCSI and CTABC Conferences, October 5 and 6, 2000, Langley, British Columbia.

Took Political Science 232 students to Election 2000 interactive Video-conference at US Consulate Vancouver, October 31, 2000.

Organized Pol. 241 students fieldtrip to observe Canadian Army exercises "Cougar Salvo" at Ft Lewis, Washington, March 23 and 24, 2001.

Organized Pol. 241 fieldtrip on Canadian Halifax-class Frigate, HMCS Calgary, Spring 2002.

Speech, "Underestimating and Misunderstanding George W. Bush," Fraser Institute, Vancouver, B.C., February 5, 2003.

Speech, "Sovereignty and the Canadian National Interest," Lester B. Pearson College, Victoria, BC, November 5, 2003.

Speech, "The Future of Transatlantic Relations and Canadian Interests," CIIA Branch and European Studies Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, November 18, 2003.

External Reviewer for Department of Political Science, University College of the Okanogan, Kelowna, December 2000-April 2001.

External Reviewer for Department of History, Political Science and Geography, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., March 2003

Speech, "The Presidency and Foreign Policy of George W. Bush," Consular Corps of Vancouver, April 2005, Winston Churchill Society, April, 2005.

March 6, 2007, Hosted Lt-General Andrew Leslie, Commander Canadian Army and Chief of Land Staff at Fraser Institute in Vancouver on "The Future of Canada’s Army and our Role in Afghanistan."


F. Professional Membership Record (Past or Current):

Executive Committee, European Community Studies Association-Canada. (1998-2000)

Executive Committee, Research Institute for Southeastern Europe, (1999-2006)

Editorial Board, Canadian Foreign Policy, founding—2006).

Editorial Board, The Atlantic Council of Canada

International Advisory Board, Research Institute For European Studies, Greece (1997-1999)

European Community Studies Association-USA

International Studies Association

Member, International Advisory Board of Atlantisch Perspectief, Netherlands Atlantic Commission, 2007--

Member, Canadian International Council, 2008--


1997-1999 Graduate Studies Chair, Department of Political Science

Member, Graduate Studies Committee: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994-5, 1999-2000

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: 1991-1992

Member, Tenure and Promotions Committee: 1990, 1993-4, 1996, 1998-99, 2001-02

Member, Speakers's Committee: 1993-1994

Member, Scholarship Committee: 1994-1995

Member, Appointments Committee: 1996

Departmental Library Representative: 1989-1990

Departmental Seminar Coordinator: 1989-1990

Secretary, Private School Board, Chilliwack, B.C., 1997-2002.



McMaster and UBC Graduate Fellowships (1982-1983; 1984-1985)

Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Award (1985-1987)

Excellence in Education Award, B.C. (1986)


Faculty Awards

NATO Research Fellowship (1990-1991)

European Community Visitors Programme Fellowship (1991)

Marcel Cadieux Fellowship, Department of External Affairs (1992)

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., Fellow, April 1999.

Grants and Contracts:

SFU President's Research Grant (1989)

USIA American Studies Grant (1989)

SFU Publications Grant (1990)

SSHRC Small Grant (1990-1991) ($3588)

Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security

Research Grant (1991-1993) ($6300)

SSHRC Travel Grant (1993)

Simon Fraser Continuing Studies Knowledge Network Program


Secretary of State Grant Canadian Studies Program for the development of Pol 241 Distance Education Material

(1992-1993) ($16,000)

Cooperative Security Competitions Program, Department

of External Affairs (1993-1994) ($40,000)

SSHRC Small Grant (1995-96)

Research Incentive Grant (SFU) 1997

Department of National Defence, Canada, Research Grant (1996-97)

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Research Contract (1996-97) ($5000) with Lenard Cohen

SSHRC Small Grant 1999-2000

USIA Course Development Grant for Online Version of American Government and Politics, 1999-2000.

Dean’s Travel Grant, September 2000.

SFU President’s Conference Grant ($5000) for SFU-UBC Conference on European Security, (with Lenard Cohen) November 2000.

Vice-President Academic Conference Grant ($1000) for SFU-UBC Conference on European Security, (with Lenard Cohen) January 2001.

German Consulate, British Consulate, and French Embassy sponsorships for SFU-UBC Conference on European Security. December 2000

Department of National Defence, Special Projects Grant ($7500, with UBC) for SFU-UBC Conference on European Security. January 2001

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Research Contract (with Rafal Domisiewicz) on "Prospects for Constructing an Integrated European Defence Base." March 2001, $9,900.

SSHRC Small Grant, "The Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process of the George W. Bush Administration," January 2002, $4500.

SSHRC Travel Grant, March 2002.

SSHRC Standard Grant, 4A Status (approved but non-funded, re-applied) "The Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process of the George W. Bush Administration," ($42,000)

Simon Fraser University Discovery Parks Grant, "The Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process of the George W. Bush Administration," May 2002-January 2004, $10,000.

Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Research Contract, "Srebrenica: Lessons Learned," 2002 ($4999).

European Commission, Jean Monnet Module Grant, "A Survey of the Politics of the European Union," 2004-2006

(є 12,000)

Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Canada, Security and Defence Forum Grant, ‘Canada’s Role in the Transformation of NATO’s Military and Political Functions,’ (2005-2006)