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 is Chair of the Masters of Defence Studies Programme and previously served as 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, the United Nations and international 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 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 recently 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 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 biographical info can be found on the Bio and Contact page.