Canada’s Defence Policy Consultations & Africa: What did the ‘Experts’ Say?

Alex Prieur


This article examines all the invited submissions to the Canadian Defence Policy Review that referenced Africa. Of 114 written submissions to the various invitation-only roundtables held across Canada, only eight mentioned Africa in any way and only one of those contributors possessed academic qualifications and scholarly expertise related to Africa.  This appears shocking given the relatively strong contingent of Africanist scholars present across Canadian universities and raises grave concerns about Canadian government decision-making over deploying CAF personnel to African-based PSOs.

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