President and Staff

Peggy Mason, President

Tel./Tél. 613 565-9449       ext/poste 24

pmason@rideauinstitute.ca

 

Peggy Mason’s career highlights diplomatic and specialist expertise in the field of international peace and security, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations, where she served as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament from 1989 to 1995. Since 1996 Ms. Mason has been involved in many aspects of UN peacekeeping training, including the development of groundbreaking principles on the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former fighters, the reform of UN arms embargoes and the dramatic evolution of UN peacekeeping in the 21st century. As a regular trainer and exercise developer, she also brings the UN political/diplomatic perspective to a range of NATO and EU training exercises to help prepare military commanders for complex, multidisciplinary peace and crisis stabilization operations. From 2002-2012 Peggy Mason was a Senior Fellow at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, where she lectured, participated in training for Iraqi and Kuwaiti diplomats and chaired the Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC). Since 2004 she has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Peacebuild, a network of Canadian NGOs engaged in all aspects of peace-building. She is a member of the Board of Directors of World Federalist Movement – Canada and of the Group of 78. A graduate and gold medallist of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Peggy Mason was inducted into its Honour Society in September 2003.

Sarah Bowles Operations Manager

Tel./Tél. 613 565-9449       ext/poste 22

operations@rideauinstitute.ca

 

 

 

Bill Robinson, Ceasefire.ca Editor and Researcher

Telephone. 613-565-9449

Bill Robinson is a defence analyst and senior adviser of the Rideau Institute. He has been writing about Canadian defence and security policy issues since 1983. From 1986 to 2001, he was on the staff of Project Ploughshares, an ecumenical peace centre of the Canadian Council of Churches. Since 2001, he has done research and writing for Project Ploughshares, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Polaris Institute, the Rideau Institute and other organizations.

 




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