Wesley Wark

Wesley Wark is a CIGI senior fellow and an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Public Management and Policy.

Security and Intelligence


Wesley Wark is a CIGI senior fellow and an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Public Management and Policy, where he teaches professional courses on security and intelligence topics. He recently retired from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he had taught since 1988. He served two terms on the prime minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security (20052009) and on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency from 2006 to 2010. More recently, he provided advice to the minister of public safety on national security legislation and policy. He has appeared on numerous occasions before parliamentary committees and comments regularly for the media on national security issues.

He is the co-editor (with Christopher Andrew and Richard J. Aldrich) of Secret Intelligence: A Reader, second edition (Routledge, 2019) and series editor (with Aaron Shull, CIGI’s managing director and general counsel) of the CIGI digital essay series Security, Intelligence and the Global Health Crisis. He is a former editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security and now serves on the journal’s advisory board.

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A Case for Better Governance of Canadian National Security Security Opinion
Canada Is Overhauling National Security Accountability Security Opinion
Canada Made a Commitment to National Security Transparency. What Did It Change? Security Opinion
How to Immunize Global Security from Re-Infection: How COVID-19 Will Transform the Global Security System and Impacts for Canada Surveillance & Privacy Event
Controlling the Commercial Security Epidemic: The Lasting Effects on Supply Chains, Economic Security and New Partnerships in the Post-COVID-19 Era Innovation, Surveillance & Privacy Event
Canadian Security Recovery from COVID-19: The Lasting Implications of COVID-19 for Canada’s Security and Intelligence Systems Surveillance & Privacy Event
International Security Remains Contagious: COVID-19’s Lasting Impacts to Security and Intelligence in the 5 Eyes Surveillance & Privacy Event
VIDEO: Security, Intelligence and the Global Health Crisis Surveillance & Privacy Video
Pandemics: The Need for New Thinking on Security Conflict Management, Security Opinion
The System Was Not Blinking Red: Intelligence, Early Warning and Risk Assessment in a Pandemic Crisis Surveillance & Privacy, Systemic Risk Opinion
The Importance of Surveillance and Stockpiles in the War Against COVID-19 Surveillance & Privacy Opinion