Seminars & Workshops

CSSD Seminar Series

The CSSD hosts a variety of public lectures, panels, and roundtable events throught the course of each academic year, featuring CSSD Fellows and visiting scholars. These events are usually free and open to the public. Information on upcoming events can be found in the Events Calendar.


Untangling the Climate Change/Migration/Security Nexus

A two-day workshop hosted by CSSD and JMEUCE, August 24-25 at Dalhousie, on the connections between climate change, security, and migration, featuring academic experts from Canada, the US, and Europe. Supported by a Targeted Engagement Grant from DND’s MINDS program. More details forthcoming.

Project page

Workshop program

Beyond GDP: International Experiences, Canada's Options

A two day workshop on May 23 and 24 2019 at Dalhousie University aimed at advancing academic, public, and policy debate on wellbeing measurement in Canada through bringing together Canadian and international academics, policymakers and government officials, non-governmental organizations, and the public. Conference sponsors included Engage Nova Scotia, The CIC: Halifax Branch, Green Analytics and SCORAI. Edited volume featuring conference presentations published by University of Toronto Press.

Project website:

Conference Agenda [143KB]  

Presenters Bios [295KB]

Anders Hayden, et al, eds., Towards Sustainable Well-Being

Security Policy Coordination

An authors’ workshop for a project looking at the sources of experts’ ideas about Canadian foreign policy, co-hosted by the CSSD and the EU Centre of Excellence. Held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, 26-27 August 2016—please see the workshop agenda, below. A selection of the workshop papers are were published as a special issue of Journal of Transatlantic Studies.

Workshop program [PDF 317KB]

Journal of Transatlantic Studies:


An authors’ workshop for an ongoing project looking at the sources of experts’ ideas about Canadian foreign policy, organized by CSSD, and held at Hart House in Toronto, 28-29 September 2016. Financial support from the Canadian International Council, the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, ISA-Canada, the Association for Canadian Studies in the US, and to “the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Workshop program [PDF 580KB]

Special Issue of International Journal, summer 2017

‘Canada and the World’ podcast with Brian Bow, Andrea Lane, and David Black, 11/15/2018

Brian Bow and Andrea Lane, eds., Canadian Foreign Policy

Maritime Security Workshop Series

This workshop series brings together invited representatives from academia, the federal and provincial governments, the Royal Canadian Navy and international navies, and industry, as appropriate for each event. Participants share their research and experience on various aspects of maritime security policy, with particular attention to evolving maritime security challenges, procurement and naval capabilities development, and international and inter-agency cooperation.

June 2014: National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy - Charting the Course

November 2014: Human Capital and the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

June 2015: The Arctic-Offshore Patrol Ship and its Future Operation in the Canadian North

Workshop Reports

Surviving Violence

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies* with The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, and The Resilience Research Centre
Report prepared by: David Morgan [PDF]


Rethinking Canadian Aid

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies* with The School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Report prepared by: David Morgan [PDF]