Wesley Wark is an expert on national security and intelligence issues, in both a Canadian and international context.
He is a senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, in Waterloo, where he co-directed a major project on Canadian National Security Strategy. He is co-author of the CIGI special report, “Reimagining a Canadian National Security Strategy, https://www.cigionline.org/publications/reimagining-a-canadian-national-security-strategy/
Dr. Wark recently completed a research paper for the Public Order Emergency Commission on “Intelligence and Public Order Emergencies.” This paper will be published on the Commission’s website in due course.
Wark was the co-editor of a digital essay series published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, “Security, Intelligence and the Global Health Crisis” (August 2020).
His most recent book is an edited volume: Secret Intelligence: A Reader (second edition 2019).
Professor Wark served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on National Security for two terms (2005-2009) and on the CBSA President’s advisory committee (2006-2010). He was an advisor to the Minister of Public Safety on national security policy and legislation between 2015 and 2019.
He spent most of his academic career at the University of Toronto, where he taught from 1988 to 2013. Prior to joining the University of Toronto he taught at the London School of Economics, McGill University and the University of Calgary. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and an M.A. from Cambridge University. He currently teaches professional courses on intelligence and security and on national security and intelligence review.
He is a frequent contributor to the Canadian media on national security issues.