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About Us


A tradition of excellence, and a continuing commitment to cutting-edge research

Since its creation in 1971, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies has been a network hub for research and a convenor for public engagement on all aspects of foreign policy in Canada and around the world. CFPS has a particularly strong reputation as an institute for the study of maritime security and oceans policy, Canadian and comparative foreign policy, and contemporary global challenges.  

Our faculty and fellows test theories, challenge assumptions and build knowledge through their teaching and research, and as subject-matter experts supporting policy-makers and public debate. Through its home at the Department of Political Science, CFPS-associated faculty offer a wide range of courses related to faculty and fellow research interests.

We are the institutional home of the Canadian Naval Review and of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.