|Panelists speaking on the CNANW panel:
Securing a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Creating and retaining the replacement regime
Dr. Walter Dorn
Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada who is located at the Canadian Forces College. He serves as Chair of RMC's Master of Defence Studies Programme. He is also Vice Chair of Canadian Pugwash. As an "operational professor" he participates in field missions and international organizations. For instance, he was a UN Electoral Officer for the 1999 referendum in East Timor and in 2010 he was a Visiting Professional with the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He has also been a consultant to the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including on the UN's Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping, whose 2015 report helped move the UN forward in equipping peacekeeping. His two most recent books are Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014) and Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations (UNU Press, 2011).
Professor Peter Jones
Peter Jones holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from Kings' College, London, and an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. Before joining the University of Ottawa, he served as a senior analyst for the Security and Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council of Canada. Previously, he held various positions related to international affairs and security at the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Privy Council Office, and the Department of Defence. An expert on security in the Middle East and track-two diplomacy, he led the Middle East Security and Arms Control Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden in the 1990s. He is presently leading several Track Two initiatives in South Asia and the Middle East, and is also widely published on Iran. Peter is currently an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Dr. Peter Langille
Dr. Peter Langille specializes in peace and conflict studies, United Nations peace operations, conflict resolution and mediation and, independent analysis of defence and security policy.
His PhD (peace studies) is from the University of Bradford where he focused on initiatives to enhance training, defence specialization and rapid deployment for UN peace operations. His MA (conflict analysis) is from the Norman Paterson School of International Relations, Carleton University. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Peace Research from the University of Oslo.
Dr. Langille designed and taught a dozen courses in work with the University of Western Ontario, the University of Victoria, Huron College, King’s University College and McMaster University. He supervised twenty officers in the Masters in Defence Studies program of the Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College of Canada and, ten graduate students in Royal Roads University’s Disaster and Emergency Management program.
In 2008, Peter received the Hanna Newcombe Life-Time Achievement Award from the World Federalist Movement-Canada for his numerous contributions in support of more effective UN peace operations. He has been the recipient of a Human Security Fellowship, a SSHRCC Post-Doctoral Fellowship and, was nominated by Sir Brian Urquhart for the Pearson Peace Prize in 2004.
Near the conclusion of the Cold-War, he initiated discussions on revising NATO and Warsaw Pact military doctrine and deployments to a more defensive orientation. In the early nineties, his proposal and plans to convert CFB Cornwallis into a Canadian Multinational Peacekeeping Training Centre were solicited by numerous Governments and subsequently prompted the development of The Pearson Peacekeeping Training Centre. In 1994-95 Peter was an office of primary responsibility on the core working group of the Canadian Government study, Towards A Rapid Reaction Capability For The United Nations. This report was submitted to the UN General Assembly on its fiftieth anniversary and used as the background document for a wider multinational initiative. As longstanding problems continue to defy prompt UN responses, Peter wrote another study for the International Peace Institute in 2014, “Improving United Nations Rapid Deployment Capacity”.
His 2002 book, Bridging the Commitment Capacity Gap.., developed the initial concept, case, model and plans for a permanent UN Emergency Peace Service. In 2003, it was adopted as the background book for a wider initiative on UNEPS. In 2015, Dr. Langille elaborated on the option in a WFM-C submission to the UN High Level Panel reviewing peace operations. His latest book is, Developing a United Nations Emergency Peace Service: Meeting Our Responsibilities to Prevent and Protect (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Over the past decade, he has addressed diverse audiences, including:
the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide (Montreal); Japanese senators and parliamentarians of their new Government (Tokyo); Canadian parliamentarians on the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs (Ottawa); the Global Conference on the Prevention of Armed Conflict (New York); the World Peace Forum (Vancouver); the International Peace Research Association (Calgary); representatives of the African Union (Pretoria); the Military and Police Advisors Community to the United Nations; (New York); the UN High-level Independent Panel on peace operations and, various international conferences on the proposed UNEPS (Santa Barbara, Cuenca, Vancouver, Newark, Brisbane, New York, Tokyo).
Dr. Langille has worked with various levels of government and civil-society organizations. He is now working to elaborate on the core principles and requirements of sustainable common security. He remains active on the advisory board of the World Federalist Movement-Canada and is a Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute. The International Peace Institute’s ‘Providing for Peacekeeping Project’ currently lists Dr. Langille as a country expert for Canada and as a thematic expert on UN rapid deployment. Aside from research, he has six years of practical experience in preventing, managing and transforming violent conflict.
Peggy Mason is the President of the Rideau Institute, an independent, think tank focusing on research and advocacy in foreign, defence and national security policy. In that capacity she brings a progressive voice to these issues, appearing regularly in the blogosphere, in the print media and on radio and television.
Her career highlights diplomatic and specialist expertise in the field of international peace and security, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations, where she served as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament from 1989 to 1995. Since 1996 Ms. Mason has been involved in many aspects of UN peacekeeping training, including the development of groundbreaking principles on the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former fighters, the reform of UN arms embargoes and the dramatic evolution of UN peacekeeping in the 21st century.
As a regular trainer and exercise developer (1995 -2014), she also brings the UN political/diplomatic perspective to a range of UN, NATO and EU training exercises to help prepare military commanders for complex, multidisciplinary peace and crisis stabilization operations.
From 2002-2012 Peggy Mason was a Senior Fellow at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, where she lectured, participated in training for Iraqi and Kuwaiti diplomats and chaired the Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC). Peggy Mason is active in many NGO’s including She is a member World Federalist Movement – Canada, the Group of 78 and the Pugwash Movement-Canada.
A graduate and gold medallist of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Peggy Mason was inducted into its Honour Society in September 2003.