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Posted April 30, 2012


Carleton’s Fen Hampson appointed Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security research at CIGI

Ottawa/Waterloo - Carleton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Fen Osler Hampson as a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security research program with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), effective July 1, 2012.

Hampson will commence administrative leave from Carleton on July 1 following 10 highly successfulyears of leadership at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA)

While on his two-year administrative leave, he will continue as Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton.

Under Hampson’s leadership, NPSIA established itself as a Canadian leader in international relations, with several new research centres and collaborative learning approaches to international security.

“I am delighted to be joining CIGI, Canada’s premier international affairs think-tank,” said Hampson. “I look forward immensely to working with CIGI’s new leadership and CIGI colleagues in helping to build its new international security program.”

“CIGI is very fortunate to have Fen Hampson lead our research program in global security,” said David Dewitt, CIGI’s Vice-President of Programs. “He is an internationally recognized scholar experienced in working with policy communities and civil society. He will bring intellectual insight, analytic rigour and innovative thinking to our programs. My colleagues and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Fen.”

Hampson is a senior adviser to the United States Institute of Peace, a member of the Steering Committee of the Program in International Negotiation at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael) and has been a consultant to the International Peace Academy in New York, the United Nations Commission on Human Security, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. He served on the SocialScience Foundation Board at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, was Vice-Chair of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, and currently serves on the board of the Parliamentary Centre in Ottawa. He served as chair of the Human Security Track of the Helsinki Process on Globalization, and was also International Institutions and Content Coordinator on International Cooperation at the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism, and Security.

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