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Masters student Mercedes Stephenson

Masters student Mercedes Stephenson's Christmas trip to Calgary is off to a great start after she aced the defence of her thesis on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

CMSS Research Fellow Dr. Petra Dolata

Dr. Petra Dolata has been appointed as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, adding to the Centre’s expertise on the history of energy security.

Santa snuggles up to CMSS students at the 2014 Christmas party.

CMSS Masters student Harris Stevenson gamely took on the role of Santa Claus for the Centre's annual Christmas party and managed to appropriately heighten the festivities with his generosity. See photos.

JMSS Editor Dr. John Ferris

The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies is pleased to announce that the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, its online open access journal, has just been awarded its third Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aid to Scholarly Journals grant.

  • SHAIEL BEN-EPHRAIM

    FOURTH-YEAR PHD CANDIDATE

    ACADEMIC FOCUS:  Ethnic conflict
    and Israeli security

    “I've always worked in an
    interdisciplinary way, doing
    archival research and combining
    it with theory so I thought it
    would be a good combination."

  • CAROL-ANN TITUS

    SECOND-YEAR PHD STUDENT
    ACADEMIC FOCUS: 
    Canadian intelligence

    "I thought CMSS might broaden
    my thinking; broaden my horizons and
    allow me to think more strategically
    about the bigger picture, as opposed to the
    day-to-day intelligence and terrorism issues
    that I deal with at work." 

  • ANNASTASSIA POUKALENKO

    MASTERS OF STRATEGIC STUDIES
    ALUMNA

    ACADEMIC FOCUS: 
    Immigration and immigration policy issues

    "The centre provided me with
    a natural progression from
    what I have been doing in the past
    — a BA in international relations." 

  • BRICE COATES

    MASTERS OF STRATEGIC STUDIES
    ALUMNUS

    ACADEMIC FOCUS: 
    U.S. Intelligence

    "The community and the wide breadth
    of studies here afforded me an
    opportunity to learn about so
    many different areas involved
    in security studies." 

  • TIMOTHY CHOI

    SECOND-YEAR PHD STUDENT
    ACADEMIC FOCUS: 

    Naval affairs, historical and contemporary

    "CMSS as an institution as a
    whole is fairly unique in
    Canada. The topic of military
    and strategic studies is not
    easy to find in this country."

  • SAIRA BANO

    FOURTH-YEAR PHD CANDIDATE
    ACADEMIC FOCUS: 
    Nuclear non-proliferation

    “This is a great place to work
    if your research involves multiple
    perspectives because of the Centre's
    interdisciplinary nature."

  • KATIE DOMANSKY

    FIFTH-YEAR PHD CANDIDATE

    Dissertation focuses on military leadership
    and education and the processes of military
    innovation and change 
    “My decision to attend CMSS was easy:
    once CMSS Director and Canadian military
    historian extraordinaire, Dr. David Bercuson,
    agreed to be my supervisor there was little
    chance I was going anywhere else."

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In April of last year, the students of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and the students of the Political Science department met with a mission in mind. The idea was to get as many quality representatives from the University of Calgary as possible into the most prestigious conference in the International Relations world: the annual International Studies Association Convention. The students, with the...

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