Dr. Walter Dorn
Royal Military College of Canada
& Canadian Forces College

215 Yonge Blvd.
Toronto, ON M5M 3H9 Canada
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Research Interests

Arms control, conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peace enforcement, international law, world religions, the United Nations

Recent Publications

Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC). At the CFC, he served for the past two years as the Chair of the Department of Security and International Affairs. And for the last six years, he has been Chair of Canadian Pugwash, an organization of physical, life and social scientists seeking to reduce threats to global security.

As an "operational professor," he participates in field missions and serves in international organizations. For instance, he was a UN electoral officer for the 1999 East Timor referendum and in 2010, he was a Visiting Professional with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He has also served as a consultant to the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including on the UN's Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping.

At the Canadian Forces College he brings his experiences to his lectures, seminars and supervisions. He teaches officers of rank Major to Brigadier-General from Canada and a score of other countries. He specializes in arms control, peace/stability operations and international security.

Dr. Dorn seeks to promote international peace and security through teaching, research and service (including field work). This site is designed to offer some of the results of this effort, especially publications.

His published an edited volume titled Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014) and a book titled Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations.  He is hoping to some day complete a book tentatively titled Global Watch: UN Monitoring for International Peace and Human Security, to explore conflict early warning and monitoring of sanctions, elections, human rights and global security generally.

Further background can be found on the Bio and Contact page.