The Fractured International Order: Implications for the Defence of Canada

Network for Strategic Analysis

Join us live on December 10 and 11, 2020:

Canada must adapt to an unpredictable international environment, defined by increased great power competition and the proliferation of regional conflicts to which it is often called upon to respond. The Network for Strategic Analysis’ annual colloquium will examine the theme of a fractured international order by considering the adaptation of different regions to this new international architecture, the viability of multilateralism as a model for interstate cooperation, and the more visible role of capacity building in conflict management.


Colloquium Program [PDF]


DAY 1 – December 10th

9:30 – 9:45 Welcoming Remarks by Co-Directors

9:45 – 10:45 The Fractured International Order (view video)

Moderator: Jonathan Paquin (ULaval)

  • Adapting under Uncertainty: American Leadership and The Future of The Fractured Order: Anessa Kimball (ULaval)
  • South China Sea : Military Dimension of Chinese Behavior : Ting-Sheng Lin (UQAM)
  • The Middle East, Between Trump and Biden: Thomas Juneau (uOttawa)

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Speaker (view video)

Lieutenant-General M. N. Rouleau, CMM, MSC, CD (Department of National Defence)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Capacity Building and Conflict Management (view video)

Moderator: Théo McLauchlin (UMontréal)

  • Capacity Building and Security on The Ground: Lee Seymour (UMontréal)
  • The Return of Human Security? Bruno Charbonneau (Collège militaire royal de St Jean)
  • Women, Peace and Security: Yolande Bouka (Queen’s)


DAY 2 – December 11th

9:30 – 9:40 Welcoming Remarks by Co-Directors

9:40 – 10:40 Multilateralism in Free Fall? (view video)

Moderator: Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé (UBishops)

  • Back to the Future? The United Nations in Turmoil: Marie-Joëlle Zahar (UMontréal)
  • ASEAN’s Contributions to Multilateralism and Regional Order in Asia-Pacific: Stéphanie Martel (Queen’s)
  • The European Union and Multilateralism: Costanza Musu (UOttawa)

11:00 – 12 :00 Keynote Speaker (view video)

Marina Henke (Hertie School)



Thursday, December 10 - Friday, December 11, 2020

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