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History & Global Studies professor, Bishop's University

David Webster is a history professor at Bishop’s University and adjunct research professor at Carleton University. His books include Challenge the Strong Wind: Canada and East Timor 1975-99 and Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World. He is the editor of Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia and co-editor (with Greg Donaghy) of A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid. Webster is a fellow of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University, the Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.


  • –present
    Associate professor of History, Bishop's University


  • 2005 
    University of British Columbia, Ph.D./History