A terrific success!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, contributed and participated in the 18th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference at the University of Calgary.

This year’s proceedings included panelists and keynotes from across Canada and from around the world, including England, France, and Germany.


Call for papers: 18th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference

From February 25 – 26, 2016, graduate students at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies will host an academic conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

While the conference will focus on Middle Eastern politics/history, the “war on terror” and terrorism, irregular warfare, human security, intelligence, geopolitical issues, joint operations, strategic thought, military history, the Canadian military and Canadian security, the Centre welcomes a range of topics dealing with security and strategic studies.

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: December 2, 2015.

Strategic Studies Conference News Article

The University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies has recently posted a news article about the conference speakers on their official website. It contains an interview with keynote speaker, Francis Furtado on his forthcoming talk on Canadian defence policy and the 2015 Federal Election for the conference.

Check it out!


2015 Conference Presenters Selected!

The 2015 Strategic Studies Conference Committee would like to thank all those who submitted an abstract to this year’s competition. The submissions this year were all of a high quality caliber, and it became a very difficult process in selecting the finalists.

This year’s conference will feature a range of panels that cover the width and depth of the strategic and security studies fields. Panel themes include: Technology and the Future of War, Asymmetrical Warfare, the First World War, conflict in the Ukraine, democracies and war, North America and terrorism, and non-traditional security.

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 2016!

A complete conference program and other details will be made available shortly.