2015 Conference

The 17th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference will take place March 6-7th, 2015, at the University of Calgary. The graduate students at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies welcome researchers from around the world to share their research on global security issues of the past, present, and future.

Subject matter and research methods that push the boundaries of current knowledge are encouraged. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study.
Suggested topics for student presentations include, but are not limited to, the following: Arctic security, Canadian military and security, irregular warfare, WMD proliferation, cyber security, East Asia and Middle East conflicts, human security, intelligence, joint operations, maritime security, military history, peacemaking, psychology and war, NATO, resource and energy security, and military culture

Proposals including contact information, a short biography, and a 250-word abstract should be sent to info@strategyconference.ca.
Please confine presentations to a 15-minute format.
Deadline for Proposals: 31 December 2014.
Website: http://www.strategyconference.ca

We look forward to your submissions and the results of the selection process will be announced by January 2015.

Conference Program

The Conference Executive is please to release the program for this year’s S3C Strategic Studies Conference! Please see the attached documents: a short program with the most pertinent details and a long program including participant biographies and presentation abstracts. We are looking forward to what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking event!

2014 Conference Program (Short)         2014 Conference Program (Long)

Our program and “Featured Speakers” page also showcase the exciting group of keynote speakers we will be hosting at this year’s conference including Kelly Williams, Mark W. Lalonde, Dr. Mukesh Kapila, and Captain Riel Erickson.

Participants should also expect programs and panel packages to be delivered via email.

Conference Proposals Selected!!

The conference committee is pleased to announce that the successful proposals for the 16th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference have been selected!

This year’s conference will feature presentations on a number of interesting panels related to cyber security, intra-state conflict, military effectiveness, intelligence, terrorism, Canadian defence policy, American security, the pivot to East Asia, security issues in the Middle East, and British military and defence policy.

Thank you to all those who submitted an abstract for consideration this year. The high quality and exceptional number of submissions made it very difficult to select only the top 32 for presentation. Even if your abstract was not selected, we would still encourage you to attend the conference as a member of the audience and participate in what promises to be very worthwhile discussion. Also, please consider submitting a paper for the Graduate Strategic Studies Conference in 2015!

A complete conference program and other details will be made available in the new year.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Abstract Vetting in Progress!

Thank you to all who submitted a proposal to the 16th annual S3C conference! The abstracts this year were of exceptional quality, and it is going to be difficult to select the top 30 for presentation.

Vetting of all submissions is currently in progress and you should hear within the next two weeks regarding the status of your application.

In the meantime, any questions or concerns can be directed to info@strategyconference.ca.


The S3C is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference: Security, Strategy, and Defence to be held on 28 February – 1 March 2014 at the University of Calgary.

All interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit their contact information, a short biography, and a 250-word abstract to info@strategyconference.ca

Deadline to submit: 2 DECEMBER 2013. 

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: Canadian military and security, irregular warfare, geopolitical issues, intelligence, military history, joint operations, nuclear proliferation, human security, environmental security, strategic thought, emerging threats, and terrorism.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the conference executive at info@strategyconference.ca

2014 Conference Poster

2014 Conference Poster