Professor Roland Paris

Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme (based in Canada)


Roland Paris is professor of international affairs at the University of Ottawa, founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies and former foreign policy adviser to the prime minister of Canada.

He has also been director of research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think-tank, and advisor on Canada-United States relations within the Canadian foreign ministry and cabinet office.

Professor Paris’ research on international security, civil conflicts, and Canadian and American foreign policy has appeared in leading academic outlets and earned several prizes, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

He holds a PhD from Yale University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

Past experience

2017 -

Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa


Associate Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa


Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada