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We produce peer-reviewed, evidence-based research and analysis on Canadian defence and international security. The CDA Institute brings together academia, government, and industry into the conversation through our flagship Expert Series and Ottawa Conference on Security & Defence. We are a community of Canadians who care about our nation’s role in the world, and who are committed to a principled and rational approach to Canada’s foreign policy.
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VIMY AWARD 2019 LAUREATE: Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and CSIS Director, Richard B. Fadden, O.C.
Press Release – For Immediate Distribution Ottawa // September 25, 2019 The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is convening the 29th annual Vimy Gala on November 8th at the Canadian War Museum, during which time it will be celebrating Richard B....read more
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO ACCESS THE PDF. AUTHORS:Holly Ann Garnett, Assistant Professor, Department Political Science, Royal Military College of CanadaMichael Pal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of OttawaChristian Leuprecht, Professor, Department...read more
Former Vice Chief of Defence Staff LGen Guy Thibault (ret’d) is named President of the Conference of Defence Associations & Chair of the CDA Institute
PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release August 27, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Former Vice Chief of Defence Staff LGen Guy Thibault (ret’d) is named President of the Conference of Defence Associations & Chair of the CDA Institute The Executive...read more
Lieutenant General (Retired) Guy Thibault, Chair of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and former Vice Chief of Defence Staff (2013-2016) *** Today in National Defence Headquarters marked the change of appointment of Vice Chief of...read more