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Dr. Alistair D. Edgar is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, with cross-appointment to the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is an editor of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations (Brill/Nijhoff) and series co-editor for the ACUNS Series on the United Nations (Edward Elgar Publishers). He served as Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) in 2003-2008 and 2010-2018. Outside of his scholarly activities, he is President of the Canadian Landmine Foundation.

Select Publications

  • Edgar, A. 2020.“The Changing Role of the United Nations in Managing Armed Conflict”, in Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development. Edited by Fen Osler Hampson, Alpaslan Ozerdem and Jonathan Kent. London: Routledge.
  • Edgar, A. 2019. “Pursuing Peace and Justice on the Security Council: The Canadian Experience”, in Elected Members of the Security Council: Lame Ducks or Key Players. Edited by Nico Schrijver and Niels Blokker. Leiden: Brill-Nijhoff.
  • Edgar, A., R. Mangat and B. Momani (eds.) 2019. Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Edgar, A. 2019. “International Norms and Future Peacebuilding”, in The Palgrave Handbook of Global Approaches to Peace. Edited by Aigul Kulnazarova and Vesselin Popovski. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Conflict and Security
Multilateral Institutions
  • John M. Olin Doctoral Fellow in Economics and National Security, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University (1993)
  • PhD Political Science/International Relations, Queen’s University (1993)
  • MA Political Science, University of British Columbia (1985)
  • BA History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University (1983)

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