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Timothy Donais is the Director of the Masters in International Policy (MIPP) program, Co-Director of the PhD Program in Global Governance, and Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the co-facilitator of the BSIA’s Conflict and Security Research Cluster, and has recently taken up a two-year position as Laurier’s faculty research ambassador in the area of governance and policy.

Tim’s primary research interests lie in the area of post-conflict peacebuilding, with a particular focus on questions of ownership and inclusivity in peace processes, and in the field of peace operations, with a specific emphasis on civilian protection issues.  Tim also has an ongoing interest in questions of security sector reform, and has worked closely with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), one of the world’s leading research centres on security sector reform. Tim is the author of Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: Post-Conflict Consensus-Building (Routledge, 2012), The Political Economy of Peacebuilding in Post-Dayton Bosnia (Routledge, 2006), and is the editor of Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform (Lit Verlag, 2008).

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Research Grants, 2007-11; 2019-22
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Merit Award: 2017, 2014, 2010
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Research Grant, 2012-14


  • Associate Professor, Global Studies
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • (226) 772-3181

Conflict and SecurityMultilateral Institutions
  • Ph.D. (Political Science), York University (2003)
  • M.A. (Political Science), York University (1997)
  • B.Journalism (Joint Honours in Journalism and Political Science), Carleton University (1997)

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