James Fergusson

Professor, Political Studies
Director, Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Address:  351 University College, University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8
Phone: 204.474.6606
Fax: 204.474.7645
Email: ferguss@cc.umanitoba.ca
Website: http://www.umanitoba.ca/centres/defence/fergusson.html

James Fergusson is the Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, a Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He teaches a range of courses in the areas of international relations, strategic studies, and foreign and defence policy, focussing particularly on these issues within a Canadian context. His book, Canada, National Security and Outer Space, co-authored with Steve James, was recently published by the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.  In addition to his academic publications, Dr. Fergusson has been commissioned to write several reports for the Department of National Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs. He lectures regularly to military audiences, including the Canadian Forces College and the Air Force Staff Course in Winnipeg. Dr. Fergusson has testified on issues of national defence to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veteran's Affairs on National Missile Defence. He is a member of the Defence Science Advisory Board and the Defence Industrial Advisory Committee.

Ph. D., University of British Columbia, 1989; M.A., University of Manitoba, 1985; B.A. (Hons.), University of Manitoba, 1982

Areas of Specialization:
Strategic studies; nuclear deterrence; missile defence; space and Canada-US defence and security relations

Recent Publications:
Fergusson, James. (manuscript completion Spring 2008).  Deja vu all over again: Canadian policy from ABM and SDI to NMD, GMD and beyond.

Fergusson, James, & James, Steve. (2007, June). Canada, national security and space. Report for the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.