Fellows & Grantees

Stephen Saideman

Abe Fellowship 2015
Project Title
The Role of Parliamentarians in Overseeing Armed Forces
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Paterson Chair, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University


Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written four books: The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald); and now Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, as well as articles and chapters on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations. Prof. Saideman has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Social Sciences Research Council. The former placed on the US Joint Staff for a year, and the latter facilitated research in Japan. He taught previously at the University of Vermont, Texas Tech University, and at McGill University. He writes online at OpenCanada.org, Political Violence at a Glance, Duck of Minerva and his own site (saideman.blogspot.com). He has won two awards for teaching, one for mentoring other faculty, one for public engagement, and one for special achievement in online media in the area of international studies. He is currently working on the role of legislatures in civil-military relations as well as seeking funding to build the Canadian Defence and Security Network.