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
- Forget US Airstrikes, Only United Ground Force Can Defeat ISIL, Alexander Mosesov, Sputnik News, September 14, 2015
- A sober, second thought, CTV News Channel, December 15, 2014
- Ottawa Shooting: Attack Highlights Government Security Vulnerabilities With Post-9/11 Terrorism, Dennis Lynch, International Business Times, October 23, 2014