Operation IMPACT: Capacity building and fight against terrorism

International operations in the context of armed conflict are currently not only about combat. Indeed, an often overlooked way in which Canada attempts to contribute to international security is capacity building. What are the objectives of these operations? How do they work in the context of the fight against terrorism? How do these operations cope with the challenges of collaboration with host countries and the sustainability of their interventions? This event will address these issues in the context of the fight against Daesh in the Middle East.

Major General Michel-Henri Saint-Louis recently served as the commander of JTF-IMPACT, the largest joint force in the Canadian Armed Forces, which provides Kuwait’s national command and control element to strengthen Canadian Forces capabilities in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. During his career in the Canadian Armed Forces, MGen St-Louis was deployed on several missions in the Baltic States and the Middle East and holds three master’s degrees focused on war, defense and strategy. He is one of the most experienced leaders in the Canadian Forces.

This event is organized by the  Network for Strategic Analysis (NSA) and the Center for Studies on Peace and International Security (CEPSI).


Monday, February 22, 2021


12:00 - 13:30

Location Online Attendance Mode


Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces / Le Ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes