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Hon. B.A., D.É.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's)

Christian Leuprecht is Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University where he is also a fellow of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, and Munk Senior Fellow in Security and Defence at the Macdonald Laurier Institute.  He is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and holds a Governor-in-Council appointment to the Executive Committee of the governing Council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 01: Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution, a United Nations Security Structure Expert, and a research associate at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Research at Trent University. An expert on security and defence, political demography, and comparative federalism and multilevel governance, he is regularly called as an expert witness to testify before committees of Parliament.

His publications have appeared in English, German, French, and Spanish and include nine books and scores of articles that have appeared in Electoral Studies (2016), Government Information Quarterly (2016), Armed Forces and Society (2015), Global Crime (2015, 2013), the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (2014, Maureen Molot Prize for Best Article), Canadian Public Administration (2014), the Canadian Journal of Political Science (2012, 2003), Regional and Federal Studies (2012), and Terrorism and Political Violence (2011, 2016). His editorials appear regularly across Canada’s national newspapers and he is a frequent commentator in domestic and international media.

Leuprecht has been a visiting professor at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study (2016), the Helmut-Schmidt-University of the Bundeswehr (2016), Université Grenoble Alpes (2015), the University of Augsburg (2011), the Swedish Defence University (recurring) and the European Academy, the Bicentennial Visiting Associate Professor in Canadian Studies at Yale University (2009-2010).  He is a research affiliate at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (since 2005), the Network for Terrorism, Security, and Society (since 2012), l’Université de Montréal’s International Centre for Comparative Criminology where he co-directs the Smart Cybersecurity Network (since 2014), the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et du Québec (since 2015), l’Observatoire sur la radicalisation et l’extrémisme violent (since 2015), the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (since 2010), the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College (2003), the World Population Program at the International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (2002), and held doctoral (2001-2003) and postdoctoral (2003-2005) fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  He holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University (2003), and graduate degrees in Political Science (1998) and French (1999) from the University of Toronto as well as the Institut d’Études Politiques at the Université Pierre-Mendès France in Grenoble (1997).  

Since joining RMCC in 2005, he has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Deputy Head of the Department of Political Science and Economics.  He is the recipient of the RMCC Commandant’s Commendation for Excellence in Service.  A long-time proponent of experiential learning, Leuprecht has also been nominated and short-listed repeatedly for RMCC’s Teaching Excellence Award.  He is a member of the editorial boards of Armed Forces & Society, Eurolimes, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Current Sociology’s Manuscript Series, and the Springer book series in Advances in Science and Technologies for Security Applications.  Hehas also been associate editor of the Queen’s Policy Studies series published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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Royal Military College of Canada
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