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Associate Professor, Department of Defence Studies, Royal Military College of Canada

Barbara J. Falk is an associate professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College of Canada. She completed her doctorate in political science at York University in 1999 and a masters in studies in law from the University of Toronto in 2006. She is the author of The Dilemmas of Dissidence: Citizen Intellectuals and Philosopher Kings. Her teaching and research interests include comparative genocide, national security law and policy, and the persecution and prosecution of dissent. She is currently writing a book on comparative political trials across the East-West divide during the early Cold War. Prior to her academic career, she worked in the both the private and public sectors in human resources, labour relations and women’s issues. For more information, see:


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College/Royal Mlitiary College of Canada


  • 2006 
    York University, Political Science/Law