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Jason Steeves

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Doctor of Social Sciences


During his 23-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces, Jason has lived and worked across Canada and overseas.  Trained as an Armour Officer, Jason’s early career focused on operations where he practiced and taught reconnaissance tactics.  For the past 10 years, his career has focused on security policy and international conflict management. Jason has had the good fortune to serve with the United Nations in Bosnia and in Lebanon, and most recently he has returned to Canada after four years in Nairobi, Kenya where he was the head of research at the International Peace Support Training Centre. Jason’s research will take a critical approach to international conflict management in general and United Nations Peacekeeping Operations more specifically.  In doing so he hopes to contribute to the body of theory related to conflict management and to develop policy recommendations that may improve the efficiency and effectiveness of future peacekeeping efforts. Jason is married to Patricia and they have four children: Madeline, Benjamin, Patrick and Isobel. His hobbies include trekking, kayaking, martial arts, cooking and classical music.