Brief Bio: Chris W. J. Roberts
As seen in Foreign Policy, the Globe and Mail, Bulletin FrancoPaix, the Hill Times, OpenCanada, and currently a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
PhD (ABD), Political Science, University of Alberta
Currently: Instructor, Political Science, University of Calgary (2014-2021)
Master of Strategic Studies (MSS), Centre for Military & Strategic Studies, University of Calgary
BA (Political Science & History), University of Victoria
Non-Academic Professional Experience:
President, African Access Consulting (1995-current)
Director & VP, Canadian Council on Africa (2002-2009)
Various work or research trips to Africa have included one or more visits to Algeria, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, & Zimbabwe
Areas of Interest & Research
Comparative Politics, specializing in African Politics & Development (focus on West-Central Africa)...
including the evolution of the post-colonial state, comparative & constitutional political economy (including economic & business policy in post-colonial states), extractive industries, contentious politics, & the security-development nexus
International Relations, specializing in Canadian foreign & defence policy in general, and foreign intervention in Africa...
with specific research interests in Canadian, American & Chinese foreign policy in Africa, international relations theory and global political economy, security and strategic studies (including military institutions in Africa), and the international dimensions influencing the evolution of the post-colonial African state
Research & Publishing
Conferences & Talks
BLOG: Africa in the World
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