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Simon Palamar, Background

Simon Palamar joined CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program in 2012. He holds a B.A. in history and peace and conflict studies and an M.A. in global governance from the University of Waterloo, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Simon’s principal responsibility at CIGI is managing the Constructive Powers Initiative, an informal, track 1.5, consultative body that brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new, and emerging global security issues in a frank and open fashion.

His research interests and expertise include arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, mediation and negotiation, armed conflict, and empirical research methods. His work on nuclear weapons proliferation and arms control has been recognized by the Simons Foundation and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and he is a past recipient of the Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament. 

In the News

  1. West has little appetite for military action against Russia, CIGI expert says, Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record, March 4, 2014
  2. Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, News 95.7, April 4, 2013
  3. Canada's Role in Mali, 570 News, January 16, 2013
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