Welcome to Defence and Security Foresight Group

The Defence and Security Foresight Group (DSF Group), led by Dr. Bessma Momani from the University of Waterloo, is a network of academics across Canada, and abroad, who will provide foresight on pivotal defence and security issues. Our network, funded by the Department of National Defence, has five thematic teams and one GBA+ team.


DSFG Network Members in Washington DC, January 2020

DSFG Team Leads were in Washington, DC in January 2020 to complete foresight training with Mathew Burrows (Atlantic Council). Back row from left to right : Alexander Lanoszka, Christian Leuprecht, Mathew Burrows, Brian Job, Brian Bow, and Veronica Kitchen. From row from left to right: Maya Eichler, Bessma Momani, Kersty Kearney, and Jenny Baechler. Missing: Thomas Juneau. Aisha Ahmad, David Black, and Stéphanie Martel.


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  1. Mar. 24, 2021The Future of Engagement in Iraq

    This panel will explore how the domestic context in Iraq will shape the future of the international presence in the country over the coming 12 months.

  2. May 3, 2021Emerging Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholars Workshop

    The Middle East and North Africa team is seeking doctoral and postdoctoral students interested in participating in a virtual workshop on topics related to politics, security, public administration and Canadian foreign policy in the Middle East.

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