Canada and NATO Workshop

WIIS - Canada’s 7th Annual Workshop

Canada and NATO:
Capabilities and Priorities in an Uncertain Environment
Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada
May 29 - May 31, 2014

In partnership with the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) at Queen's University, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) at Carleton University, L'Institut québécois des hautes études internationales de l'Université Laval (IQHEI), and many others, WIIS-Canada held its annual workshop titled Canada and NATO: Capabilities and Priorities in an Uncertain Environment, at Carlton University in Ottawa.

Expert panels, discussions, and roundtables dealt with important and topical issues, such as women and war in Afghanistan, NATO and Canada, careers in IR security and defence, the role of gender in conducting field research, alliance dynamics, military cooperation, and building women's leadership.

The workshop sought to not only build an understanding of Canada and NATO, but also provoke thoughtful discussions on many controversial issues, including whether “gender is always relevant in one way or another.”

Keynote speaker Charlotte Isaksson, Allied Command Operations Gender Advisor for NATO, discussed gender mainstreaming, and how the gender perspective should always be applied, considered, and addressed.