Dr. H. Peter Langille is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. He specializes in peace and conflict studies, United Nations peace operations, global challenges, conflict resolution and mediation and, independent analysis of defence and security policy.
His PhD (peace studies) is from the University of Bradford where he focused on initiatives to enhance training, defence specialization and rapid deployment for UN peace operations. His MA (conflict analysis) is from the Norman Paterson School of International Relations, Carleton University. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Peace Research from the University of Oslo.
Over the past decade, he taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Victoria, Huron College, King’s University College, McMaster University and the Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College of Canada.
In October 2008, Peter received the Hanna Newcombe Life-Time Achievement Award from the World Federalist Movement-Canada for his numerous contributions in support of more effective UN peace operations. He has been the recipient of a Human Security Fellowship, a SSHRCC Post-Doctoral Fellowship and, was nominated by Sir Brian Urquhart for the Pearson Peace Prize in 2004.
Peter has worked with various levels of government and he remains active on the board of three civil-society organizations. Aside from research teaching, and outreach, he has six years of practical experience in the prevention, management and transformation of violent conflict.