Grant Curtis

Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Security and Development

Email: Grant.Curtis@Dal.Ca
Phone: (902) 229-2669
Address: Centre for the Study of Security and Development
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
B3H 4H6

Grant Curtis is a second year PhD student in the Political Science Department and the Deputy-Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University. Prior to his retirement, Grant’s career focused on international development, with field-based assignments in a number of countries in Africa and Asia with United Nations system agencies, bilaterals, international NGOs, and the Asian Development Bank. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Saskatchewan; an M.A. in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; an M.A. in English from Dalhousie University; and an M.F.A. in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of King’s College, Halifax.

Research Interests

Development Studies with focus on the security-development nexus, fragile/failed states, peace-building, post-conflict emergency rehabilitation and reconstruction, and emergent civil society.


“Leveraging the eFP: Future Multilateral Cooperation – Policy Brief Recommendations” (Vincent Boucher, Grant Curtis, Melissa Finn, and Sarah Sharma). Defence and Security Foresight Group, University of Waterloo. September 2020.

Cambodia Reborn? The Transition to Democracy and Development. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press and United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1998.

“Transition to What? Cambodia, UNTAC, and the Peace Process” in Utting, Peter, ed. Between Hope and Security: The Social Consequences of the Cambodian Peace Process. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1994.

“Cambodia: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Process.” Paper presented to Sasakawa Peace Foundation Round Table, "Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia: The Path to Economic Development,” Tokyo, 09 November 1992.

Cambodia - A Country Profile. Stockholm: Swedish International Development Authority, 1990.

Professional Affiliations

Cuso International Board of Directors, 2020

Junior Fellow, Defence and Security Foresight Group, 2020

Canadian Evaluation Society (Credentialed Evaluator)


Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship (2019-2022)