Canadian and American Defence Policy: Challenges & Opportunities @ Faculty of Social Sciences Uottawa, Ottawa [19 October]

Canadian and American Defence Policy: Challenges & Opportunities

14:30 - 16:30

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Faculty of Social Sciences Uottawa
120 University Private, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
FSS 4006

The establishment of new Administrations in both Canada and the United States in the past two years has led to a substantial amount of overhaul of both countries’ defence strategy frameworks. In Canada, this culminated in June with the release of the Defence Policy Review. Before release, the DPR was significantly delayed, due in part to the Trudeau Administration’s desire to ensure that the Canadian defence strategy achieves a certain level of synchronization with the goals of the new Trump Administration in the United States. In contrast, the Trump Administration is seemingly thus far pursuing an ad hoc defence strategy, though many of the major players are long-standing members of the defence intelligentsia who understand principles of American defense strategy.

Please join us for an American perspective on Canadian defence strategy generally, and a discussion of how the Canadian approach fits into long standing notions of American defence strategy, as well as some conjecture about how the American “new normal” in the Trump Administration will affect the road ahead.

Lindsay L. Rodman: Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow (Canada) and Research Associate at CIPS. Before moving to Canada, she held political appointments as Director for Defense Policy on the U.S. National Security Council Staff, Senior Advisor for International Humanitarian Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
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