Walter Dorn is a Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) who is based at the Canadian Forces College (CFC). He currently serves as Chair of the Masters of Defence Studies Programme and was Chair of the Department of Security and International Affairs at CFC. He has also served as Chair of Canadian Pugwash, an organization of physical, life and social scientists seeking to reduce threats to global security.
He teaches officers of rank Major to Brigadier-General from Canada and about twenty other countries at CFC. He specializes in arms control, peace & stability operations, just war, interantional law, enforcement, the United Nations and international security generally.
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 been a consultant to the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including on the UN's Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping.
Dr. Dorn seeks to promote international peace and security through teaching, research and service, including field work. This website is designed to offer some of the results of this effort, especially publications.
His most recent books are Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014) and Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations (UNU Press, 2011). He is hoping to "someday soon" finish a book tentatively titled Global Watch: UN Monitoring for International Peace and Human Security, to explore the monitoring of conflicts, ceasefires, elections, human rights, sanctions, enforcement actions and global security generally.
Further biographical info can be found on the Bio and Contact page.