James Fergusson
Dr. James Fergusson is the Deputy Director or the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. He received his BA(Hons) and MA Degrees from the University of Manitoba, and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1989. He teaches a range of courses in the areas of international relations, foreign and defence policy, and strategic studies. He has published numerous articles on strategic studies, non-proliferation and arms control, the defence industry, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. His recent publications include:

 

  Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954-2009: Déjà vu All Over Again: Canadian Military History Series. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. May, 2010.
  James Fegusson and Wilson Wong. The Military Uses of Outer Space. Westport: Praeger Security International. 2010.
"After Afghanistan." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 8:1. 2010.
  Fergusson, James and David McDonough. “WMD, Proliferation and Missile Defence: A Canadian Perspective.” Thomas Adams and David S. McDonough, eds., Canada's National Security: Strategy, Interests and Threats (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2010).
  "Beneath the Radar: Change and Transformation in the Canada-US North American Defence Relationship." Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. 2009.
  "Thinking About a Known Unknown: US Strategy and the Past, Present and Future of Strategic Defence." International Journal. Winter 2008/09.
  "A Question of Drift." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 7:1. 2009.
  The International System, Canada, Armed Forces and Aerospace Power: 2018 and Beyond. Editor. Silver Dart: Canadian Aerospace Studies. Volume V. Winnipeg. Centre for Defence and Security Studies. 2008.
  "NORAD’s Indefinite Future." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 6:1. 2008.
  "The New Isolationism." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 5:1. 2008.
  Fergusson, James, and William March. No Clear Flight Plan: Counterinsurgency and Aerospace Power. Editors. Silver Dart: Canadian Aerospace Studies. Volume IV. Winnipeg. Centre for Defence and Security Studies. 2008.
  Fergusson, James, and Steve James. Canada, National Security and Space. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. June 2007. p. 1-99.
  "Wanted? – A Canadian Defence Policy." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 4:2. 2006.
  "Shall We Dance: The Missile Defence Decision, NORAD Renewal, and the Future of Canada-U.S. Defence Relations." Canadian Military Journal. Summer 2005. p. 13-22.
  "Forward to the Past: Some Thoughts on Vision and Transformation in the Defence Review." The Dispatch. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Volume 3:1. 2005.
  Aerospace Power: Beyond One Hundred Years of Theory and Practice. Editor. Silver Dart: Canadian Aerospace Studies. Volume I. Winnipeg: Centre for Defence and Security Studies. 2005.
  "A Strange Decision in a Strange Land:  The Irrelevance of Ottawa’s Missile Defence ‘No”." The Dilemmas of American Strategic Primacy: Implications for the Future of Canadian-American Cooperation. David S. McDonough and Douglas A. Ross, eds. Toronto: Royal Canadian Military Institute: 2005 p. 1-18.
  Fergusson, James, Sean Byrne, Eyal Ben-Ari and Kobi Michael. Old Conflict and New Challenges: Peace-Building in Israeli-Palestinian Relations. Editors. Bison Paper #8. Winnipeg: Centre for Defence and Security Studies, 2005.
  "NORAD Renewal: Much Ado About…" Security and Sovereignty: Renewing NORAD. One Issue, Two Voices. The Canada Institute. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. March 2005.
  "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Canada, Outer Space and National Security." Fraser Forum May 2004. p.15-16
  "Over There, From Here: Expeditionary Forces and the Canadian Air Force." Canadian Expeditionary Air Forces. Allan English, ed. Bison Paper 5. Winnipeg: Centre for Defence and Security Studies. 2003. p. 43-54.
  "The Coupling Paradox: Nuclear Weapons, Ballistic Missile Defence and the Future of the Trans-Atlantic Relationship." NATO and European Security: Alliance Politics from the End of the Cold War to the Age of Terrorism Alexander Moens, et.al. ed.s Westport: Praeger: 2003. p. 153-172.
  "Getting to 2020: The Canadian Forces and Future Force Structure and Investment Considerations." Canadian Foreign Policy 9:3, Spring 2002. p. 21-31.
  "Where to From Here: The Ongoing Saga of Canada and a Limited Ballistic Missile Defence for North America" Policy Options. April 2002.
  "The Other Side of the Equation: NATO, Europe and Theatre Missile Defence" Canadian Military Journal. Winter 2001-02.
  "Canadian Force Structure and Requirements for 2020" On Track. The Conference of Defence Associations. 6:1. 21 December 2001.
  "The Coupling Paradox: Nuclear Weapons, Ballistic Missile Defence and the Trans-Atlantic Relationship" in European Security and Translatlanticism at the Beginning of the 21st Century: The Role of Canada. Alexander Moens, ed. 2002.
  "Not Home Alone: Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence" International Journal. Autumn 2001.
  "National Missile Defence, Homeland Defence, and Outer Space: Policy Dilemmas inthe Canada-US Relationship" Canada Among Nations 2001: The Axworthy Legacy. Fen Osler Hampson and Maureen Molot, eds. Oxford University Press, 2001.

In addition to his academic publications, Dr. Fergusson has been commissioned to write several reports for government. Most recently, he completed a study for International Security Research and Outreach programme, IDA, DFAIT, on Strategic Stability Re-Considered, and a study for the Director-General International and Industry Programmes, DND, on Theatre Missile Defence: NATO/European Programs and Technologies. In 2000, he completed a NATO Fellowship Study entitled Ballistic Missile Defence: Implications for the Alliance, and co-authored with Mr. Steve James the 2000 Space Appreciation Report for the Directorate of Space Development, DND, in which he looked specifically at missile proliferation, missile defence, space control, and the international legal regime on outer space.

Dr. Fergusson regularly lectures to the General and Senior Officer Space Indoctrination Course (NDHQ), the Canadian Forces' College on Strategic Defence and National Security, and the Air Force Staff Course in Winnipeg. Dr. Fergusson has also testified before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, most recently on the future of nuclear deterrence and Canadian policy, the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veteran's Affairs on National Missile Defence. He was also one of the principal authors of To Secure a Nation: The Case for a New Defence White Paper. Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century. November 2001.

Centre for Defence and Security Studies
351 University College
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Fax: (204) 474-7645
ferguss@cc.umanitoba.ca