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Duane Bratt
Professor

Department
Policy Studies

office:EA 3041
phone:403-440-6540
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Duane Bratt

Building off work begun in an undergraduate term paper, and inspired by a Toronto Star article, Dr. Duane Bratt is currently revisiting the Canadian nuclear industry. He last dealt with Canada's nuclear policy in 2006's The Politics of CANDU Exports, which examined the foreign policy dimension of the nuclear industry. The new book is focused on the recent changes in the domestic sphere; soaring uranium prices, concerns based on climate change, nuclear refurbishment, rampant energy demand and a decision on whether to stay with the CANDU reactor, or go with a foreign competitor.

In 2004, Dr. Bratt spent three weeks in Afghanistan as part of a tour arranged by the Department of National Defence. "We met with UN people, we did tours of villages, we met with CIDA, so…we got to see a lot more than what many of the troops who stayed behind the wire would see." Research done during the tour will form part of the basis of a new chapter for the second edition of his foreign policy reader: Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas --co-edited with Christopher Kukucha of the University of Lethbridge.
Projects
Education
Ph.D. in political science, 1996. University of Alberta. Dissertation title: "Peacekeeping and Internal Conflicts: The United Nations in Cambodia, Somalia, and Bosnia".
M.A. in political science, 1992. University of Windsor. Thesis title: "Canada's Nuclear Reactor Export Policy: Commercial Interests versus Political/Security Concerns".
B.A. (Honours) in Political science, 1991. University of Windsor.
Recent Publications
Bratt, D.T., & Kukucha, C. (Eds.) (2014). Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press (Status: Not Yet Submitted).
Bratt, D.T. (2014). Different Not Better: Comparing the Canadian and American University Sport Systems. In. (D. Taras, & C. Waddell, Eds.), How Canadians Communicate V: Sport, V. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. (Status: Accepted).
Bratt, D. (2013, March). Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival: Advocacy Coalitions in Action. Canadian Nuclear Society Bulletin, 34(1), 9-12 (In Print).
Bratt, D.T., & Hart, G. (2013). The Democratic Benefits of Pluralism. Journal of Parliamentary and Public Law, VII(2), 173-178 (In Press).
Bratt, D. (2012, December). Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival. Montreal, Quebec and Kingson, Ontario: McGill-Queen's University Press (Status: In Print).
Armitage, G., Bratt, D., Clark, D., Danelesko, E., & LeSueur, J. (2012, December). Developing Policy to Advance Physical Literacy in Child Care Settings in Alberta. WellSpring, 23(6) (In Print).
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C.J. (Eds.) (2011). Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, Second Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C.J. (2011). Canadian Foreign Policy and the Promotion of Human Rights. In. (D. Bratt, & C. Kukucha, Eds.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, Second Edition (pp.503-505). Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C.J. (2011). The Role of Parliament in a Minority Government. In. (D. Bratt, & C.J. Kukucha, Eds.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, Second Edition (pp.235-238). Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C.J. (2011). Studying Canadian Foreign Policy: Various Approaches. In. (D. Bratt, & C.J. Kukucha, Eds.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, Second Edition (pp.1-8). Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D. (2011). Afghanistan: Why did we go? Why did we stay? Will we leave?. In. (D. Bratt, & C.J. Kukucha, Eds.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, Second Edition (pp.316-328). Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D. (2011). Regulating Nuclear Power Worldwide. Issues in Science and Technology, 27(2), 12-14.
Bratt, D. (2011). Political Climate: Nuclear Energy in Canada. Go Nuke!, 6.
Bratt, D. (2010, August 27). The Policy Process and Tritium Levels. In Human Health and the Biological Effects of Tritium in Drinking Water international scientific symposium (Hamilton, Ontario).
Bratt, D. (2010). Re-igniting the Atom: The Political Consequences of the Global Nuclear Revival. Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations , 11(2), 59-74.
Bratt, D. (2009). Tools and Levers: Energy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy. In. (R. Bothwell, & J. Daudelin, Eds.), Canada Among Nations 2008: 100 Years of Canadian Foreign Policy (pp.209-231). McGill-Queen's University Press.
Bratt, D. (2009). The Linda Keen Affair and Political Independence. Law Now, May/June, 32-34.
Bratt, D., & Barry, D. (2008). Defense Against Help: Explaining Canada-U.S. Security Relations. The American Review of Canadian Studies, 38(1), 63-89.
Bratt, D. (2008). Canada's 3D Approach in Afghanistan: Defence, Defence, Defence. Development Forum, 1(1), 4-5.
Bratt, D. (2008). Prairie Atoms: Maximizing Alberta and Saskatchewan’s Participation in the Global Nuclear Revival. Canadian Nuclear Society Bulletin, 29(4), 21.
Bratt, D. (2007). Warriors or Boy Scouts? Canada and Peace Support Operations. In. ( , Ed.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas (pp.238-248). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C.J. (2007). Studying Canadian Foreign Policy: Various Approaches. In. ( , Ed.), Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas (pp.1-8). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D., & Kukucha, C. (Eds.) (2007). Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, First. Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Bratt, D. (2006). The Origins of the Separation of Church and State. Law Now, 8-9.
Bratt, D. (2006). The Politics of CANDU Exports. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Bratt, D. (2005). Implementing Kyoto in Canada: The Role of Nuclear Power. The Energy Journal, 26(1), 107-121.
Bratt, D. (2005). Reforming the United Nations. Law Now, October/November, 9-11.
Bratt, D. (2004). Defending Canada's Electoral System. Law Now, April/May.
Bratt, D. (2003). Introduction. In. (D. Bratt, Ed.), Processings of the Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change Conference (pp.11-17). Calgary, Alberta: Mount Royal College.
Bratt, D. (2003). Nuclear Power and the Opportunities of Climate Change. In. ( , Ed.), Proceedings of the Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change Conference (pp.180-202). Mount Royal College.
Bratt, D. (Ed.) (2003). Proceedings of the Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change Conference. Calgary, Alberta: Mount Royal College.
Bratt, D. (2002). Blue Condoms: The Use of International Peacekeepers in the fight against AIDS. International Peacekeeping, 9(3), 67-86.
Bratt, D. (2002). Canada's Nuclear Schizophrenia. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 58(2), 33-40.
Bratt, D., & Gionet, E. (2001). Evaluating the Brahimi Report. Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies. Strategic Datalink, 96.
Bratt, D. (2001). The Ethics of CANDU Exports. In. ( , Ed.), Ethics and Security in Canadian Foreign Policy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Bratt, D. (1999). Niche-Making and Canadian Peacekeeping. Canadian Foreign Policy, 6(3), 73-84.
Bratt, D. (1999). Peace Over Justice: Developing a Framework for UN Peacekeeping Operations in Internal Conflicts. Global Governance, 5(1), 63-81.
Bratt, D. (1998). Canada's Peacekeeping Mission to Eastern Zaire, A Failed Attempt at Rehabilitating the Military. Peace Research, 30(4), 21-33.
Bratt, D. (1998). CANDU or CANDON'T: Competing Values Behind Canada's Sale of Nuclear Reactors. The Nonproliferation Review, 5(3), 1-16.
Bratt, D. (1998). Critiquing Peace-Maintenance. In. ( , Ed.), The Politics of Peace-Maintenance (pp.123-134). Lynne Rienner.
Bratt, D. (1997). Explaining Peacekeeping Performance: The UN in Internal Conflicts., 4(3), 45-70.
Bratt, D. (1997). The Crisis in the Canadian Military. The Journal of Conflict Studies, 17(2), 171-173.
Bratt, D. (1997). Chapter VII Peacekeeping and International Law. Peacekeeping and International Relations, 26(6), 5-6.
Bratt, D. (1997). The Future of CANDU Exports. Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies. Strategic Datalink, 66.
Bratt, D. (1997). Rebuilding Fractured Societies. Security Dialogue, 28(2), 173-176.
Bratt, D. (1997). Preparing for Peacekeeping in the Twenty-First Century: Improving the UN Secretariat's Institutional Capability. Airman-Scholar, 3(2), 4-11.
Bratt, D. (1997). Assessing the Success of UN Peacekeeping Operations. In. ( , Ed.), The UN, Peace and Force (pp.64-81). Frank Cass.
Bratt, D. (1996). Assessing the Success of UN Peacekeeping Operations. International Peacekeeping, 3(4), 64-81.
Bratt, D. (1996). Is Business Booming? Canada's Nuclear Reactor Export Policy. International Journal, 51(3), 487-505.
Bratt, D. (1996). Defining Peacekeeping Success: The Experience of UNTAC. Peacekeeping and International Relations, 25(4), 3-5.
Bratt, D.. Environmental Divide: The Use of Environmental Arguments by Both Nuclear Proponents and Opponents in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In. (R. Boschman, & M. Trono, Eds.), Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture, and Change in Western North America. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. (Status: Submitted).
Bratt, D. Are trade agreements such as NAFTA still relevant to national interests?. World Geography: Enduring Questions Feature (Accepted).
Bratt, D. Letting the People Speak: the public consultation process for nuclear power in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Canadian Political Science Review (Submitted).
Bratt, D., McCollum, B., & Is the International Year of Chemistry the right time for a Global Nuclear Renaissance?. MRU Centennial Reader (Accepted).
Bratt, D. Is Nuclear Energy Worth the Risk? Yesi. ABC-Clio World Geography (Accepted).
Conference Presentations
Bratt, D. (2013, June 27). Clarifying the Policy Broker in the Advocacy Coalition Framework. Presented at International Conference on Public Policy (Grenoble, France).
Bratt, D. (2012, June 13). The Global Political Aftershocks of the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Accidents. Presented at Canadian Political Science Association (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta).
Bratt, D., & McCollom, B. (2012, June 12). Teaching Nuclear Energy: The Challenges of Interdisciplinarity in the Classroom. Presented at Canadian Nuclear Society (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan).
Bratt, D. (2012, March 18). Canadian Reactions to Fukushima. Presented at Association of Asian Studies (Toronto, Ontario).
Bratt, D. (2011, April 29). Assessing the Evolving Role of AECL in Canada's Nuclear Landscape. Presented at Canadian Nuclear Symposium (Toronto, Ontario).
Bratt, D. (2011, March 29). The Potential Role of Nuclear in Saskatchewan's Energy Mix. Presented at Towards an Integrated Energy Policy for Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatchewan).
Bratt, D. (2010, October 16). Envionmental Divide: The Use of Environmental Arguments by both nuclear Proponents and Opponents in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Presented at Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture, and Change in Western North America (Calgary, Alberta).
Bratt, D. (2010, June 22). Framing the Nuclear Debate in Canada. Presented at Nuclear Education and Outreach Conference (Calgary, Alberta).
Bratt, D. (2010, June 1). Comparing the Provinces: The Nuclear Sector in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Montreal). (Role: Presenter).
Bratt, D. (2010, May 27). Letting the People Speak: the public consultation process for nuclear power in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Nuclear Society (Montreal, Quebec).
Bratt, D. (2010, March 1). Comparing the Nuclear Sector across the Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Presented at Canadian Nuclear Symposium (Saskatoon). (Role: Presenter).
Bratt, D. (2010, February 1). Re-igniting the Atom: The Global Nuclear Revival and the Changing Global Nuclear Industry. Presented at Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (New Orleans). (Role: Presenter).
Bratt, D. (2009, October 1). National vs Provincial Policy Communities: The Case of the Nuclear Sector in Alberta. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Prairie Provinces Political Science Association (Calgary). (Role: Presenter).
Bratt, D. (2009, June 3). Comparing the Market for Nuclear Power in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Nuclear Society (Calgary). (Role: Presenter).
Bratt, D. (2007, June 1). Mr. Harper Goes to War: Canada, Afghanistan, and the Return of "High Politics" in Canadian Foreign Policy. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan).
Bratt, D. (2004, March 20). Discovering North America: Experiencing North American Student and Faculty Mobility. Presented at Discovering North American Potential: Higher Education Charts a New Course (Guadalajara, Mexico).
Bratt, D. (2003, October 3). Nuclear Power and the Opportunities of Climate Change. Presented at Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change (Calgary, Alberta).
Bratt, D. (2001, May 29). Blue Condoms: The Use of International Peacekeepers in the Fight Against AIDS. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Quebec City, Quebec).
Bratt, D. (2000, May 5). Speak Loudly and Carry a Little Stick: Canadian Foreign Policy in the Axworthy Era and Beyond. Presented at New Perspectives on Canada's International Policies Conference (Ottawa, Ontario).
Bratt, D. (1998, June 20). Rehabilitating the Military: Canadian Peacekeeping in the Post-Somalia Era. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre. Cornwallis, Nova Scotia).
Bratt, D. (1998, May 10). Rehabilitating the Military: Canadian Peacekeeping in the Post-Somalia Era. Presented at Annual Meeting of the British Columbia Political Science Association (Kamloops, BC).
Bratt, D. (1997, November 21). The Ethics of CANDU Exports. Presented at Human Rights, Ethics, and Canadian International Security Policy Workshop (Toronto, Ontario).
Bratt, D. (1995, June 4). Options for Strengthening the UN's Peacekeeping Capability. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Montreal, Quebec).
Bratt, D. (1994, June 13). UNTAC: Learning the Lessons from a Successful Peacekeeping Operation. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (Calgary, Alberta).
Bratt, D. (1992, August 23). CANDU Exports and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Canada in the 1990s. Presented at Options for a Renewed Canada Conference (Waterloo, Ontario).
Educational Institution Employment
Professor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, 2012, January - Present (Full Time).
Chair, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, 2010 - Present (Full Time).
Associate Professor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, 2009 - 2012, January (Full Time).
Instructor, Department of Policy Studies, Mount Royal College, 2000 - 2008 (Full Time).
Sessional Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary, 1998 - 2008 (Part Time).
Associate, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, 2002 - Present (Adjunct).
Visiting Professor, Center for North American Studies, American University, - 2003, July (Visiting Professorship).
Sessional Instructor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal College, 1997 - 2000 (Part Time).
Sessional Instructor, Political Science, University of Alberta, 1996, July - 1996, August (Sessional).
Professional Leaves of Absence
2009, May - 2009, December, Sabbatical Leave, Mount Royal University.
Course Development
2011, January "CHEM 3802 "The Science and Politics of Nuclear Energy"". Co-created this course. With McCollum, B.
2005, January "PLSC 3489 "Foreign Policy of the Major Powers"". Created this course.
2000, January "PLSC 1185 "Model United Nations"". Created this course.
Coordination
(2003, August - 2009, May). Coordinator - Political Science and Policy Studies. Mount Royal College / University, Policy Studies.
Research-based Degree
2009. Leppard, Christine. Type: Ph.D. at University of Calgary, History. Role: External Examiner. Co-Supervisors: Bercuson, D., Irwin, A., Randall, S.
2008. Kotarski, Krzysztof. Type: M.A. at University of Calgary, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Role: External Examiner. Co-Supervisors: Keeley, J., Cameron, G.
2005. Moharram, Tammy. Type: M.A. at University of Calgary. Role: External Examiner.
2004. Szeto, Ray. Type: M.A. at University of Calgary. Role: External Examiner.
Grants
2011 Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, "Advancing Physical Literacy/Activity in Group Health Care Setting,". CAD5,000. Type: Grant-Competitive. Other Investigators: Danelesko, E., Clarke, D.
2011 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services, "Advancing Physical Literacy/Activity in Group Health Care Setting". CAD4,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Danelesko, E., Clarke, D.
2011, January Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD1,150. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2009 - 2010 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services, "Research Grant". CAD4,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2008 - 2009 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services, "Internal Research Grant". CAD4,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2007, May Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD1,200. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2004, November Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD600. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2004, March Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD3,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2003, October Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts: Scholarly Events Council, "Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change". CAD500. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2003, October Western Economic Diversification, "Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change". CAD10,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2003, October Alberta Environment, "Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change". CAD2,500. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2003, June Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD3,000 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
2001, May Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD800 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
2001, May Canadian Political Science Association, "Travel Grant". CAD500 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
1998, June Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, "Travel Grant". CAD700. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
1995, May Canadian Political Science Association, "Travel Grant". CAD500 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
1994, October University of Alberta, "Travel Grant". CAD500 (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
1992 University of Alberta, "Graduate Assistantship". CAD45,000. Type: Scholarship-Competitive.
1992 University of Windsor, "Summer Scholarship". CAD1,000. Type: Scholarship-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
1991 University of Windsor, "Graduate Assistantship". CAD7,500. Type: Scholarship-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Bratt, D.
Contracts
2008, March - 2008, September Canada West Foundation, "Prairie Atoms: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nuclear Power in Alberta and Saskatchewan". CAD25,000. Type: Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2010, March - 2010, August International Atomic Energy Agency, "Climate Change and Nuclear Power: The Case of Canada". EUR 1.000. Type: Non-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
Book Reviews
(2011). [Review of the book States, Citizens and the Privatization of Security (2010), by Krahmann, E.] Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 13(4) (In Print).
(2010). [Review of the book Canada's Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes, by Chapnick, A.] Canadian Foreign Policy, 16(2), 149-150.
(2010). [Review of the book "The Afghanistan Challenge: Hard Realities and Strategic Choices" edited by Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Charles C. Pentland] Canadian Foreign Policy, 16(1), 49-50 (Accepted).
(2010). [Review of the book "Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67" by Michael Carroll] H-Diplo Roundtable Review, XI(15).
(2008). [Review of the book Here is Hell: Canada's Engagement in Somalia, by Dawson, G.] Canadian Foreign Policy, 14(2), 141-142.
(2008). [Review of the book Canada Among Nations 2006: Minorities and Priorities edited by Andrew F. Cooper and Dane Rowlands] Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 46(1): 148-149.
(2005, October). Cheering for the Underdog: David Versus Goliath in the Canadian Nuclear Industry. [Review of the book Risky Business: Nuclear Power and Public Protest in Canada, by Mehta, M.D.] H-Net.
(2004). [Review of the book Ethics and Foreign Intervention edited by Deen K. Chatterjee and Don E. Scheid] Canadian Journal of Political Science, 37(3): 781-782.
(2004). [Review of the book Fact or Fission? The truth about Australia's nuclear ambitions by Richard Broinowski] Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.
(2001). [Review of the book Peacekeeping to Peacemaking: Canada's Response to the Yugoslav Crisis, by Gammer, N.] Canadian Foreign Policy, 9(1), 151-154.
(2000). [Review of the book Canada Enters the Nuclear Age: A Technical History of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited as Seen From its Research Laboratories, by Hurst, D.G.] Canadian Foreign Policy, 7(3), 139-140.
(1999). [Review of the book Reformulating Security: A Case Study From Arctic Canada, by Langlais, R.] The Northern Review, 20, 109-112.
(1997). [Review of the book UN Rapid Reaction Capabilities: Requirements and Prospects, by Cox, D., & Legault, A.] International Peacekeeping, 4(1), 138-139.
(1996). [Review of the book The United Nations and Civil Wars, by Weiss, T.G.] The Journal of Conflict Studies, 16(1), 163-164.
(1996). [Review of the book Improving the Prospects for Future International Peace Operations – Workshop Proceedings, by US Congress, O.T.A.] International Peacekeeping, 3(1), 164-165.
Research Presentations
2012, September 21. "Energy Policies and Politics in Western Canada: Controversies, Challenges and Choices". Presented to Prairie Provinces Political Science Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2012, November 1. "The Role of Seniors in the Political Process". Presented to Garrison Green Seniors Community, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, November 9. "Comparing the Spectacle of Canadian and American University Sports". Presented at How Canadians Communicate about Sport, Banff, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, November 22. "Canada's Democratic Deficit: Is it Systemic and Can it be Fixed?". Presented to Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Lethbridge, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2012, November 29. "The Real World of Canadian Politics". Presented to Garrison Green Seniors Community, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2013, January 30. "Advancing Physical Literacy and Physical Activity in Licensed and Approved Child Care Settings through Policy Development". Presented to Canadian Sport for Life, Gatineau, Quebec. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Clark, D., Danelsko, E.
2013, April 22. "Advancing Physical Literacy and Physical Activity in Licensed and Approved Child Care Settings through Policy Development". Presented at 2013 International Physical Literacy Conference, Banff, Alberta. Invited Speaker. Co-presenters: Clark, D., Danelsko, E.
2013, May 23. "The Future of Canada's Nuclear Energy Sector". Presented to Public Policy Forum, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Speaker.
2013, May 14. "The Future of Canada's Nuclear Energy Sector". Presented to Public Policy Forum, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Keynote Speaker.
2011, September 27. "The Progressive Conservative Leadership Race". Presented to Urban Development Institute, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2011, October 14. "The Advocacy Coalition Framework and the Canadian Nuclear Sector". Presented to Department of Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2011, November 16. "Review of Terry Fallis's "The Best Laid Plans."". Presented to Literary Kaleidoscope, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, January 19. "The Saga of Nuclear Power in Alberta: Technology, Economics, and Politics". Presented to Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2012, February 2. "From Kinshasa to Kandahar: Canadian Diplomacy in Fragile States, 1960-2012", Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2011, March 29. "Meeting Growing Demand of Mining Industry". Presented at 2nd Annual Saskatchewan Mining conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2011, May 31. "Nuclear Energy in Alberta after Fukushima: What now?". Presented to The Centre for Innovation Studies, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2010, November 21. "Evaluators: Evaluating Remotely - Making it Work for You". Presented to Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2011, January 20. "Implementing LTAD: The Canadian Lacrosse Association's Plan". Presented to Canadian Sport for Life, Ottawa, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2011, May 12. "What are the Political Aftershocks Following the 2011 Federal Election Earthquake?". Presented to Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Lethbridge, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2010, August 9. "The Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement". Presented to Calgary Economic Development. Presented at Business in India: Taking the Next Step, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2010, May 13. "The Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement". Presented to Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2010, March 30. "Wide Open Race: The 2010 Calgary Municipal Election". Presented to Urban Development Institute, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2010, February 11. "Parliamentary Prorogue: Reasonable Pause or Rogue Rule?". Presented to Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Lethbridge, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2009, November 24. "Nuclear Energy in Alberta: Bridging Alberta's Energy Future or Short Sighted Folly?". Presented to University of Alberta. Presented at Panel Discussion, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2009, October 21. "Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to Peace River Environmental Society and the Canadian Nuclear Society. Presented at Debate, Peace River, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2009, June 17. "The Future of Nuclear Power: Using Nuclear Power to Develop the Oil Sands". Presented to The Centre for Innovation Studies, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2009, March 24. "The Truth about Canada's Parliamentary System". Presented to MacLeod Federal Liberal Riding Association, Springbank, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2008, October 28. "The Case for Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to Rotary Club, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2008, October 20. "The Case for Nuclear Power in Saskatchewan". Presented to Saskatoon Public Library. Presented at Nuclear Energy Forum, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2008, October 1. "The 2008 Canadian Election". Presented to Rotary Club, Okotoks, Alberta.
2008, February 27. "The 2008 Alberta Election". Presented to Rotary Club, Okotoks, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2011, June 10. "The Nuclear Menance?". Presented to International Student Energy Summit. Presented at Roundtable, Vancouver, BC. Invited Speaker.
2008, February 12. "Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to Calgary Chamber of Commerce - Sustainable Development Committee, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, February 16. "Canadian Foreign & Defence Policy under a Harper Government". Presented to Pinnacle Breakfast Club, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, May 16. "Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis". Presented to Juniors Breakfast Forum, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2011, March 25. "The Japanese Nuclear Crisis: What happened? Why? Effects on Canadian/Albertan nuclear energy?". Presented to Mount Royal University. Presented at Alberta Buzz, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker. Co-presenter: McCollum, B.
2011, January 20. "Implementing LTAD: The Canadian Lacrosse Association's Plan". Presented to Canadian Sport for Life, Ottawa. Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2011, January 11. "Continuous Minority Governments: Consequences and Implications". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2010, November 25. "The Power, Perils and Promise of New Social Media: Why You Should Care". Presented to Mount Royal University. Presented at Arts Scholarly Forum, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2010. "“Introducing Nuclear Power in Alberta: Actors, Issues, and Politics”", Ottawa, Chalk River, and Sheridan Park chapters of the Canadian Nuclear Society. (February 25-26, 2010).
2009, January 30. "CIGI Nuclear Energy Futures Project: Canada Case Study Roundtable". Presented to Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance. Presented at Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2008, June 20. "Energy and Climate Change: Canada's Priorities". Presented to Canadian International Council. Presented at After the 2008 US Presidential Election: Opportunities for Canada?, Toronto, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2008, May 8. "Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to MacPhail School of Energy (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology), Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2008, February 26. "Canada's Energy Security: Superpower or...a Player". Presented to Institute for Public Administration in Canada. Presented at Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2007, December 11. "Nuclear Revival: Implications for global nuclear safety, security, and non-proliferation regimes". Presented to Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Presented at Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2007, May 31. "Rebuilding Afghanistan: Canada's Contribution. Part I: Critical Perspectives". Presented to Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Invited Speaker.
2007, May 25. "Nuclear Reactors in the Oil Sands". Presented to Alberta Environment. Presented at Hot Topics Series, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, November 15. "The Provincial Leadership: Surprises, Missteps, and where we go from here". Presented to CBC. Presented at Learn at Lunch, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, November 6. "Evolution and Current Threats to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime". Presented to Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Presented at North Korea, the Bomb, and the Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, October 27. "Canada in Afghanistan: Why did we go? Why did we stay? What have we done?". Presented to St. Mary's University College, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, March 30. "Threats to Democracy from above and below". Presented to Mount Royal College. Presented at Foreign Press-ure: The Role of Communication in Promoting Civic Engagement and Democratic Principles, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2006, February 11. "The Politics of CANDU Exports and Nuclear Proliferation". Presented to McMaster Science for Peace Pugwash Society. Presented at Canada's Role in Nuclear Proliferationa and Disarmament conference, Hamilton, Ontario. Invited Speaker.
2005, March 7. "Why is Canada in Afghanistan?". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Counci, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2005, March 3. "Why is Canada in Afghanistan?". Presented to Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2004, August 27. "Canada's Defence Policy". Presented to Green Party of Canada, Kanaskasis, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2003, November 10. "Defending Canada's Electoral System". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2003, November 7. "Canada and the World: Security Policy". Presented to Canada 25. Presented at From Middle to Model Power: How Can We Recharge Canada's Role in the World by 2025?, Calgary, Alberta. Invited Speaker.
2003, April 2. "Realigning the International System". Presented to Mount Royal College Arts Scholarly Forum. Presented at Wider Perspectives on the Iraq War, Calgary. Invited Speaker.
2002, November 19. "A Superpower's Paradox: Hard Power, Soft Power, and American Foreign Policy". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2001, November 13. "Aftermath of 9/11". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council,, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker.
2001, September 26. "Canadian Implications of the World Trade Center Bombing". Presented to Mount Royal College, Calgary.
2009. "Game Changer: The Process of Incorporating LTAD in lacrosse". Presented at LTAD Conference, Ottawa.
2008, November 12. "Canadian energy and the 2008 US Elections". Presented to Gas Processing Association of Canada. Presented at The Future of the Canadian Natural Gas Industry, Calgary. Invited Speaker.
Other Media
Newspaper, Calgary Herald:. Blog for 2011 Alberta Progressive Conservative Leadership Race and 2012 Alberta Election.
(2012, April 26) Television, Global: "2012 Alberta Election". On air commentator.
Local, National, and International Radio, TV, Print:. Commentator.
Professional Currency
(2012, September). Participated in a familiarization trip to McArthur River uranium mine, Canadian Light Source, and the Slowpoke reactor at the Saskatchewan Research Council. Sponsored by Cameco and the Canadian Nuclear Society.
(2012, May 12 - 2012, May 18). University Management Course, Centre for Higher Education Research & Development (University of Manitoba), Banff, Alberta,.
Other Professional Activity
(2012, March 2). Attended a workshop: CNSC 101: An Information Session for Stakeholders.
(2009, June). Familiarization trip to Wainwright and Cold Lake.
(2004, November - 2004, December). Familiarization trip to Afghanistan.
(2004, February). Policy Studies Marketing Trip.
(2002, May). Trip to NORAD headquarters.
(2002, March). Canadian Armed Foces "Executrek".
Newspaper Articles
Bratt, D. (2011, December 14). Let's take the hot air out of global warming debate. Calgary Herald.
Bratt, D. (2010, January 20). The Economics of Nuclear Power. Grimshaw Mile Zero News and Manning Banner Post.
Bratt, D. (2009, April 3). Privatization of AECL radioactive issue for Ottawa. Toronto Star.
Bratt, D. (2008, September 15). It's Time to go Nuclear. Regina Leader-Post.
Bratt, D. (2007, January 23). Nothing to fear from nuclear. Calgary Herald.
Bratt, D. (2006, April 4). Klein's low approval rating means leadership race is on. Calgary Journal.
Bratt, D. (2003, November 19). In Praise of Nukes: Going nuclear is a viable option for the oilsands. Calgary Herald.
Bratt, D. (2003, April 10). War is Just. The Journal (Calgary).
Bratt, D. (1997, August 22). Guardians of nuclear industry let us down. Calgary Herald.
Other Communications
Bratt, D. (1999). Canada's Other International Tradition. (http://www.peace.ca).
Consulting/Advising Activities
2012 - 2013. Project Advisory Committee, for Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. (Type: Not For Profit).
2013, February 9. Participated in an invitation-only Alberta Economic Summit, for Alberta Government, Department of Finance. (Type: Provincial Government).
2012, September. Participated in the invitation-only Alberta government budget consultation process, for Alberta Government, Department of Finance. (Type: Provincial Government).
Expert Witness Activities
2010, June 22 Testimony before the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. "Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures. TOPIC: Part 18 - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.", Canadian Senate, Ottawa, Ontario.
Broadcast Interviews
2010 Local and national media. "Political Affairs".
Membership in Scholarly Societies or Other Organizations
2013  Institute for Public Administration in Canadai.
2006 - 2013  Canadian International Council , Calgary Branch President.
2008 - 2013  Canadian Nuclear Society, Member.
2008 - 2013  International Studies Association, Member.
1992 - 2013  Canadian Political Science Association.
2009 - 2010  Canadian International Council, Member of Advisory Committee of the Energy and Environment Working Group.
2010  Prairie Provinces Political Science Association, Member.
1998 - 2009  Academic Council on the United Nations System.
Committee Memberships
2013, May Hiring Committee for Administrative Assistant (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair.
2013, January - 2013, March Hiring Committee for Economist (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair.
2012, March University Appeals Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member. Appeals for those denied full professor.
2012, March - 2013 Policy 517 Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Review Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2011 - 2012 Working Group for Chair's Evidence for Rank and Promotion, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2011 - 2013 Alberta Buzz Speaker Series, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2011 - 2013 POST Tenure and Promotion Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair.
2011 - 2013 POST Part-Time Hiring Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair.
2010, August - 2011, May Tenure and Promotion Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair. Conducted annual evaluations of all tenurable members of the Department of Policy Studies and made recommendaitons for tenure.
2010, October - 2011, May POST Part-Time Hiring Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair. Hired sessional instructors and allocated courses.
2011, March - 2011, May Hiring Committee (POST), Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Chair. Hired a tenure-track position in policy studies.
2010, September - 2011, April Alberta Buzz Speaker Series, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Other). Role: Member. Recruited and Organized speakers for the Alberta Buzz Speaker Series. A partnership between POST and the Communications Faculty.
2010, November - 2011, April Working Group for Chair's Evidence for Rank and Promotion, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Member. Investigated how the Chair's role might affect rank and promotion.
2010, November - 2011, April Full-time/Part-Time Lab Instructors Evaluation Committee, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: University). Role: Co-chair. Made recommendations on the evaluation forms and processes for full-time and part-time laboratory instructors.
2010 Tenure Promotion Committee (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2009, November Hiring Committee for Work Services Co-ordinator, Mount Royal University (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member. Hired a full-time work services coordinator responsible for the POST internship program.
2009 Hiring Committee for Policy Studies (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2009 Hiring committee for general education (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2008 - 2009 (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2008 - 2009 By-law committee. Role: Member. Helped revise the MRFA by-laws.
2006 Hiring committee (financial services) for Bissett School of Business (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2005 Hiring committee (economics) for Policy Studies (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2003 Hiring Committee for Non-Profit Studies (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2003 Hiring Committee for Non-Profit Studies (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2003 Parhad Summer Studentship Program (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2002 Chair Selection for Department of Policy Studies (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2002 - 2004 Faculty of Arts Council (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2001 Parhad Summer Studentship Program (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
2001 - 2002 Mount Royal College Faculty of Arts Development Committee (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
- 2007, June 1 APST BA Proposal to the Campus Alberta Quality Council (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
- 2007 Hiring committee for the Associate Vice-President of Research (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
- 2008 Faculty Association by-law committee (Committee Type: MRFA (Faculty Assoc.)). Role: Member.
- 2007, April 1 APST Program comprehensive self-study (Committee Type: Department). Role: Member.
- 2006, August 1 Transition Task Force on Research (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
Offices Held
2010, August 15 Chair of the Department of Policy Studies, Mount Royal University.
Event Administration Activities
- 2003, October. Chair, Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change ( - 2003, October). Type: Conference. Organizer: Mount Royal University, Department of Policy Studies.
Journal Reviewing/Refereeing Activities
2012, June Open Journal of Political Science. Double Blind Review.
2011, November Journal of Canadian Studies. Double Blind Review.
Security Dialogue. 1 Double Blind Review.
Journal of Peace Research. 1 Double Blind Review.
Journal of Military and Strategic Studies. 1 Double Blind Review.
Journal of Canadian Studies. 1 Double Blind Review.
International Perspectives. 1 Double Blind Review.
International Peacekeeping. 4 Double Blind Reviews.
International Interactions. 1 Double Blind Review.
Global Governance. 3 Double Blind Reviews.
Energy Journal. 3 Double Blind Reviews.
Energy and Fuels. 2 Double Blind Reviews.
American Review of Canadian Studies. 1 Double Blind Review.
Grant Application Assessment Activities
. Institution: Canadian Studies Grant Program, Canadian Embassy in the US. Program: Determine whether to fund conrference on Mission in Afghanistan.
. Institution: Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Program: Review of book-length manuscript.
Program/Institution Review Activities
2013, March Politics and International Studies, Bishop's University. External Review.
2003, February Public Policy Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University. External Reviewer for Mount Saint Vincent University's proposed Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies.
Non-Research Presentations
2010, May. "“The Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement”", The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Calgary, Alberta (May 13, 2010).
2010, March. "“Wide Open Race: The 2010 Calgary Municipal Election”", Presentation to the Urban Development Institute. Calgary, Alberta (March 30, 2010).
2010, February. "“Parliamentary Prorogue: Reasonable Pause or Rogue Rule?”", The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Lethbridge, Alberta (February 11, 2010).
2009, November. "“Nuclear Energy in Alberta: Bridging Alberta’s Energy Future or Short Sighted Folly?”", University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (November 24, 2009).
2009, October. ""Nuclear Power in Alberta"", The Canadian Nuclear Society and the Peace River Environmental Society. Peace River, Alberta (October 21, 2009).
2009, June. "“The Future of Nuclear Power: Using Nuclear Power to Develop the Oil Sands”", The Centre for Innovation Studies. Calgary, Alberta (June 17, 2009).
2008. "The 2008 Alberta Election", Okotoks Rotary Club.
2008. "Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to Calgary Chamber of Commerce – Sustainable Development committee.
2007. "Rebuilding Afghanistan: Canada's Contribution. Part I: Critical Perspectives (panel)". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, University of Saskatchewan.
2007. "Nuclear Reactors in the Oil Sands". Presented to Alberta Environment's Hot Topics Series, Calgary, Alberta.
2007. "Mr. Harper Goes to War: Canada, Afghanistan, and the Return of 'High Politics' in Canadian Foreign Policy". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Saskatchewan.
2006, May 1. "Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis". Presented to Juniors Breakfast Forum, Calgary, Alberta.
2006, March 1. "Threats to Democracy from Above and Below". Presented to Foreign Press-ure: The Role of Communication in Promoting Civic Engagement and Democratic Principles, Mount Royal College. Calgary, Alberta.
2006, February 1. "Canadian Foreign & Defence Policy Under a Harper Government", Pinnacle Breakfast Club. Calgary, Alberta.
2006, February 1. "The Politics of CANDU Exports and Nuclear Proliferation". Presented to Canada’s Role in Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, McMaster Science for Peace/Pugwash Society. McMaster University. Hamilton, Ontario.
2006. "Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis". Presented to Juniors Breakfast Forum.
2006. "Canadian Foreign & Defence Policy under a Harper Government", Pinnacle Breakfast Club, Calgary.
2006. "Evolution and Current Threats to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime". Presented to North Korea, the Bomb, and the Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime (panel), Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Calgary, Alberta.
2006. "Canada in Afghanistan: Why did we go? Why did we stay? What have we done?". Presented to St. Mary's University College Colloquium Series, Calgary, Alberta.
2006. "Threats to Democracy from above and below". Presented to Foreign Press-ure: The Role of Communication in Promoting Civic Engagement and Democratic Principles, Mount Royal College.
2006. "The Politics of CANDU Exports and Nuclear Proliferation". Presented to Canada's Role in Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament, McMaster Science for Peace Pugwash Society. McMaster University.
2005. "The Politics of CANDU Exports: Teaching and Research".
2005. "Why is Canada in Afghanistan?". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta.
2005. "Why is Canada in Afghanistan? (Speaker)". Presented to Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Calgary, Alberta.
2004. "Canada's Defence Policy. (Keynote)". Presented to Annual Policy Conference of the Green Party of Canada, Kanaskasis, Alberta.
2004. "Discovering North America: Experiencing North American Student and Faculty Mobility". Presented to Discovering North American Potential: Higher Education Charts a New Course. CONAHEC's 9th North Amer, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2003. "Canadian Foreign Policy", Fort Assiniboine High School, Fort Assiniboine, Alberta.
2003. "Defending Canada's Electoral System". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta.
2003. "Canada and the World: Security Policy". Presented to Canada 25 Roundtable From Middle to Model Power: How Can We Recharge Canada's Role in the World by 2, Calgary, Alberta.
2003. "Realigning the International System (roundtable)". Presented to Wider Perspectives on the Iraq War, Mount Royal College.
2003. "Nuclear Power and the Opportunities of Climate Change". Presented to Canadian Energy Policy and the Challenges/Opportunities of Climate Change, Mount Royal College.
2002. "A Superpower's Paradox: Hard Power, Soft Power, and American Foreign Policy". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta.
2001. "Aftermath of 9/11 (Keynote) address to the". Presented to Regional Alberta Teachers Association Specialist Social Studies Council, Calgary, Alberta.
2001. Presented to Canadian Implications of the World Trade Centre Bombing (roundtable), Mount Royal College.
2001. "Blue Condoms: The Use of International Peacekeepers in the Fight Against AIDS". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Universit? Laval.
2000. "Speak Loudly and Carry a Little Stick: Canadian Foreign Policy in the Axworthy Era and Beyond". Presented to New Perspectives on Canada's International Policies Conference, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
1998. "Rehabilitating the Military: Canadian Peacekeeping in the Post-Somalia Era". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre.
1998. "Rehabilitating the Military: Canadian Peacekeeping in the Post-Somalia Era". Presented to Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Science Association, The University College of the Cariboo.
1997. "The Ethics of CANDU Exports". Presented to Human Rights, Ethics, and Canadian International Security Policy Workshop, York University's Centre for International and Security Studies.
1995. "Options for Strengthening the UN's Peacekeeping Capability". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Universit? du Qu?bec ? Montr?al.
1994. "UNTAC: Learning the Lessons from a Successful Peacekeeping Operation". Presented to Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Calgary.
1992. "CANDU Exports and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Canada in the 1990s". Presented to Options for a Renewed Canada Conference, University of Waterloo/Wilfrid Laurier University.
. "The 2008 Canadian Election". Presented to Okotoks Rotary Club, Okotoks, Alberta.
. "The Case for Nuclear Power in Saskatchewan". Presented to Nuclear Energy Forum, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
. "The Case for Nuclear Power in Alberta". Presented to Calgary North Rotary Club, Calgary.
. "The Truth about Canada’s Parliamentary System". Presented to MacLeod Federal Liberal Riding Association, Springbank, Alberta.
. "The Future of Nuclear Power: Using Nuclear Power to Develop the Oil Sands". Presented to The Centre for Innovation Studies, Calgary.
Other (Teaching, Schol, Service)
(2010, June). Participated in a familiarization trip sponsored by the Department of National Defence to study Canada’s military training. CFB Wainwright (Operation Maple Guardian) and CFB Cold Lake (Operation Maple Flag). Department of National Defence.
(2010). Acted as an informal mentor for Kari Roberts.
(2010). Reviewer for Research Services, Internal Grants.