The Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, is recognised for its advanced research; conference, workshop and guest lecture programs; graduate and undergraduate education; and public outreach programs on security and defence issues in the Ottawa community and across Canada.
The CSDS has three principal and inter-related missions:
CSDS programs and activities embrace faculty from several disciplinary and interdisciplinary departments and schools at Carleton University, most notably NPSIA, the Departments of Political Science, History, Sociology, the School of Journalism, and the Sprott School of Business.
The work of the Centre for Security and Defence Studies is structured around five distinct interdisciplinary Working Groups: Regional Security, North American Defence and Security, Causes and PRevention of War and violent Conflict, Managemnet of Violent Conflict, Emerging Security Issues. These Working Groups serve to integrate research, teaching and outreach activities around particular security and defence-related themes.