The international and geopolitical landscape has become more volatile in recent years with the rise of populist nationalist leaders, a stagnating global economy, a renewed Cold War with Russia and China, and rising regional powers challenging long-held liberal norms.
The impact these forces are having on cybersecurity, technology supply chains, and energy systems, to name just a few domains, will continue to have significant disruptive impacts on business operations, customer relations, and executive decision-making.
In this webinar, Bessma Momani will dissect these and other related issues to help executives navigate this challenging new risk environment.
Meet your speaker
Dr. Bessma Momani | Presenter
Dr. Bessma Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, D.C. She also sits on the National Security Transparency Advisory Group (NS-TAG) to advise the Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada and other Government officials on improving transparency to Canada's national security and intelligence departments and agencies.
Momani has authored and co-edited ten books and over 80 scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters that have examined international affairs, diversity and inclusion, Middle East affairs, and the global economy. She is also a regular contributor to national and international media on global security and economic policy issues. She has written editorials for the New York Times, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Newsweek, and Time Magazine. Momani holds a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.
Veronica Kitchen | Moderator
Veronica Kitchen is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, co-Director of the Canadian Network for Scholarship on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS), and co-lead of the North America research group of the Defence & Security Foresight Group. She teaches and supervises broadly in the fields of security and global politics, often at their intersection with gender and/or popular culture. She studies critical security studies, with a focus on Canadian national security.
Her recent publications include Using Games and Simulations to Scaffold Experiential Learning in Global Politics (Journal of Political Science Education, 2021), Heroism and Global Politics (Routledge, 2018; edited with Jenny Mathers), and Veterans and Military Masculinity in Popular Romance Fiction (Journal of Critical Military Studies, 2016). She has also published extensively on security co-operation, mega-event security, Canadian-American security relations, and transatlantic security relations.