Christian Leuprecht

Christian Leuprecht

Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College; Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)

September 12, 2021

Christian Leuprecht is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership, in the Department of Political Science and Economics, at the Royal Military College and Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. He is also Adjunct Research Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University as well as the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, and Munk Senior Fellow in Security and Defence at the Macdonald Laurier Institute.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Military Journal and Canadian Defence Academy Press.

A former Fulbright Research Chair in Canada-US Relations at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC (2020) and a former Eisenhower Fellow at the NATO Defence College in Rome (2019), he is an elected member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of RMC’s Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research. An expert in security and defence, political demography, and comparative federalism and multilevel governance, he has held visiting positions in North America, Europe, and Australia. He regularly teaches on senior staff officer courses at allied military academies and as part of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) and is regularly called as an expert witness to testify before committees of Parliament and commissions of inquiry. He holds appointments to the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board, the board of the German Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, the Police Services Board of the City of Kingston, the Centre sur la gouvernance sécuritaire et de crise (CRITIC), the Polar Research & Policy Initiative in the UK as well as the scientific advisory committee of the One Society Network.

He has published 16 books and his editorials appear regularly across Canada’s national newspapers and he is a frequent commentator in domestic and international media.

He holds a PhD from Queen’s University (2003), and graduate degrees in Political Science (1998) and French (1999) from the University of Toronto as well as the Institut d’Études Politiques at the Université Pierre-Mendès France in Grenoble (1997).

From 2015 to 2018 he held a Governor-in-Council appointment to the governing Council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada where he also served on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Committee on Discovery Research. He is also immediate past-president (2014-2018) of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 01: Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution.  Since joining RMCC in 2005, he has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Deputy Head of the Department of Political Science and Economics.  He has twice received the RMCC Commandant’s Commendation for Excellence in Service. A long-time proponent of experiential learning, Leuprecht has also been a finalist for RMCC’s Teaching Excellence Award and has received honourable mention for the Queen’s University Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award (2017). He is a member of the editorial boards of Armed Forces & Society, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, and the Springer book series in Advances in Science and Technologies for Security Applications. Previously, he was associate editor of the Queen’s Policy Studies series published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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