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Charles-Philippe David

Président de l'Observatoire sur les États-Unis de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand et professeur de science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Charles-Philippe David is Full Professor of Political Science, President of the Centre for United States Studies, as well as the Founder of the Raoul Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (which he directed from 1996 to 2016) at the University of Québec at Montréal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. He has been appointed in 2017-2018 the Rotary Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Lille in France. He was recipient of the Jean Finot Award of the Institute of France in 2003. He was first to receive, in 2012, the George Vanier distinguished award from the Royal Military College of Canada, for his scholarly contribution to the advancement of strategic and security studies. Dr. David received his PhD from Princeton University in 1986 (under the supervision of Robert S. Gilpin). From 1985 to 1995, he taught at the former Canadian Military College in Saint-Jean sur Richelieu. Professor David is a specialist on American foreign policy decision-making, nuclear strategy, security studies, armed conflict and peace missions. He has published several books in English, includingNational Security Entrepreneurs and the Making of American Foreign Policy (McGill‑Queen's University Press, 2020), Hegemony or Empire? The Redefinition of U.S. Power under George W. Bush (Ashgate, 2006), The Future of NATO (McGill‑Queen's University Press, 1999) and Foreign Policy Failure in the White House (University Press of America, 1993). A dozen other books have been published in French and translated in Spanish, Portuguese, English and mandarin. He has also published numerous articles in journals such as Policy & Politics, Security Dialogue, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Crisis Management, International Journal, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Defense and Security Analysis, The American Journal of Canadian Studies, Contemporary Security , the Journal of Borderland Studies, and European Security. Dr. David is a frequent television commentator on Radio-Canada on crises, conflicts, security, defense and peacekeeping issues. He has taught many courses and lectured to a wide variety of audiences in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been Visiting Professor at a dozen universities in France (Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Lille, Nice, Montpellier), and the United States (UV, UVA, UCLA, Duke, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Tampa, Georgia Tech). He is the only Canadian scholar to have been nominated three times as Senior Fulbright Scholar (UCLA, Duke and Norwich).


  • –present
    Président de l'Observatoire sur les États-Unis de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand et professeur de science politique à l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)


    UQAM, Science politique