Conflict and Security


Conflict and Security

The Conflict and Security Research Cluster includes researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, geography, sociology, education and economics (with growing links to researchers in the STEM fields). The cluster undertakes to foster linkages among BSIA students and faculty with an interest conflict (and conflict resolution) research, facilitate debate and dialogue within the BSIA community on key contemporary issues of conflict and security, and encourage collaborative research across these areas. Through research, events, and publications, the cluster seeks to enhance the profile of the BSIA as a leading research centre – recognized both domestically and internationally – for the study of peace, conflict and security.

Explainer: International implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On March 7, 2022, the scholars of the Conflict & Security Research Cluster at the Balsillie School of International Affairs gathered to answer some of the more commonly asked questions about the broader implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Veronica Kitchen & Timothy Donais, the co-leaders of the Research Cluster, distilled the discussion into an explainer. Read the explainer here.

Cluster Leads


Timothy Donais
Wilfrid Laurier University


Veronica Kitchen
University of Waterloo

PhD Support Officer


The Virulent Nationalism That Led to Srebrenica Is Back in Bosnia, by Janine di Giovanni.

‘Ancient Ethnic Hatreds’ Is Poor Shorthand and Dangerous, by Marko Attila Hoare.

The will to fight, by Scott Atran

Explainer: International implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, written by Veronica Kitchen and Timothy Donais based on a discussion with the scholars of the Conflict and Security research cluster on March 7, 2022.

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