Current Research from Members


August, 2021: CIPSS Director, Jennifer Welsh, has published an article in the journal of Ethics & International Affairs on “The Security Council’s Role in Fulfilling the Responsibility to Protect”, To access the full article, please follow this link.


February 02, 2021: CIPSS Director, Jennifer Welsh, has published an article with PeaceLab (a policy research blog with Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)) titled “Advancing Human Protection Through Multilateralism”. To access the full article, please follow this link.


January 05, 2021: Catherine Lu, Professor, published an entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on “World Government”. It is an update of the 2012 entry, and has a new section: 2.4 Critics of Capitalism and a Neoliberal World State. Here is the full citation: Lu, Catherine, “World Government“, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming.


January 24, 2021: CIPSS Director, Jennifer Welsh has collaborated with an international team of scholars to publish “The political and security dimensions of the humanitarian health response to violent conflict” in The Lancet journal. Access it here.


January 23, 2021: Adam Kochanski, CIPSS Postdoctoral Fellow, provided commentary on a piece in The Atlantic about the need for a U.S. truth commission: “Don’t Move on Just Yet: Could a truth and reconciliation commission help the country heal?”


October 02, 2020: Adam Kochanski, CIPSS Postdoctoral Fellow, published “The Missing Picture: Accounting for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence during Cambodia’s ‘Other’ Conflict Periods,” International Journal of Transitional Justice 14 (3) (2020): 504–23. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijaa020

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020: Current CIPSS Director, Jennifer Welsh, recently published an article with Global Canada titled, “Reframing Canada’s Global Engagement: Ten Strategic Choices for Decision Makers.” To read the full article see here. French version is available here


MARCH 2020:  Associate Professor (McGill University) Lorenz Lüthi published his book Cold Wars.

Description What was the Cold War that shook world politics for the second half of the twentieth century? Standard narratives focus on Soviet-American rivalry as if the superpowers were the exclusive driving forces of the international system. Lorenz M. Lüthi offers a radically different account, restoring agency to regional powers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and revealing how regional and national developments shaped the course of the global Cold War. Despite their elevated position in 1945, the United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom quickly realized that their political, economic, and military power had surprisingly tight limits given the challenges of decolonization, Asian-African internationalism, pan-Arabism, pan-Islamism, Arab–Israeli antagonism, and European economic developments. As a series of Cold Wars ebbed and flowed, the three world regions underwent structural changes that weakened or even severed their links to the global ideological clash, leaving the superpower Cold War as the only major conflict that remained by the 1980s.

Lorenz M. Lüthi is Associate Professor at McGill University, Montréal, and is a leading historian of the Cold War. His first book The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World (2008) won the 2008 Furniss Award and the 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize. His publications on the Vietnam War, Asian-African Internationalism, and Non-Alignment have broken new ground in Cold War history. 


SEPTEMBER 2019: CIPSS Founding Director and member, TV Paul, launches GRENPEC: Global Research Network on Peaceful Change.  GRENPEC releases videos relevant to CIPSS research pillars. To see highlights of some of their videos: http://cepsi-cipss.ca/video/?lang=en  and https://www.grenpec.com/