12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Come hear Dr. Mark Sedra discuss his career moving between policy and practice in the critical field of governance and security sector reform.
The co-founder of the Centre for Security Governance, Dr. Sedra is currently the President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council (CIC), an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.
Dr. Sedra’s research has focused on peace building and state building processes in fragile and conflict-affected states. He has conducted research on several countries and regions, including Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and the Balkans. Mark has been a consultant to governments, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs, including the United Nations, Global Affairs Canada and the UK Department for International Development. In 2012, he established the Security Governance Group, a private research consulting firm, which specializes in international security issues.