David B Dewitt

Department of Political Science

Professor
University Professor

Office: Ross Building, C/O S672
Emailddewitt@yorku.ca

University Professor; previously Associate Vice-President Research; previously Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS); previously Vice-President Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

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Principal focus on international relations, notably covering the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Canadian foreign, security and defence policies, and international and regional security and conflict management. Active in t2 and t1.5 diplomacy, along with consulting with government departments and international institutions. Visiting scholar at the Canadian Forces College, Tel-Aviv University, and the Korean Institute for Defence Analysis (KIDA). Member of the International Studies Association (ISA), the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Chair, Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA - Washington, DC). Publications covering Canadian foreign, security and defence, Asia Pacific security, Middle East security, arms control and proliferation, human security, international relations theory. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in these areas; also the PhD core course in international relations. At York, Associate VP Research, Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS); also on leave as VP Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Area of Specialization

International Relations

Degrees

Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
B.A., University of British Columbia

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

At York: Associate Vice-President Research; previously Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS). External: Vice-President Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Chair, Canadian Member Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP); Chair, Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA - Washington, DC); Chair, Canadian Council for Asia Pacific Security (CANCAPS); Chair, Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East.


Research Interests

International Relations, Other, International and regional security, conflict management and resolution, Middle East and Asia Pacific security politics, Canadian foreign, defence, and security policy. Currently working on regionalization of political security relations in both the Middle East and in the Asia Pacific regions, Canadian foreign, defence and security policy, the intersection of science and national security policy, and Canadian and comparative public diplomacy. , Asia Pacific , Middle East

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2016 AP/POLS4561 3.0  Topics in Middle East Politics SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 AP/POLS4985 6.0  Global Political Studies Honours Colloquium SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2017 AP/POLS3280 3.0  Canada and World Affairs LECT  


University Professor; previously Associate Vice-President Research; previously Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS); previously Vice-President Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)


Principal focus on international relations, notably covering the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Canadian foreign, security and defence policies, and international and regional security and conflict management. Active in t2 and t1.5 diplomacy, along with consulting with government departments and international institutions. Visiting scholar at the Canadian Forces College, Tel-Aviv University, and the Korean Institute for Defence Analysis (KIDA). Member of the International Studies Association (ISA), the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Chair, Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA - Washington, DC). Publications covering Canadian foreign, security and defence, Asia Pacific security, Middle East security, arms control and proliferation, human security, international relations theory. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in these areas; also the PhD core course in international relations. At York, Associate VP Research, Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS); also on leave as VP Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Area of Specialization

International Relations

Degrees

Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
B.A., University of British Columbia

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership



At York: Associate Vice-President Research; previously Director, York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS). External: Vice-President Research & Programs, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Chair, Canadian Member Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP); Chair, Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA - Washington, DC); Chair, Canadian Council for Asia Pacific Security (CANCAPS); Chair, Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East.


Research Interests:

International Relations, Other, International and regional security, conflict management and resolution, Middle East and Asia Pacific security politics, Canadian foreign, defence, and security policy. Currently working on regionalization of political security relations in both the Middle East and in the Asia Pacific regions, Canadian foreign, defence and security policy, the intersection of science and national security policy, and Canadian and comparative public diplomacy. , Asia Pacific , Middle East

Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2016 AP/POLS4561 3.0  Topics in Middle East Politics SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 AP/POLS4985 6.0  Global Political Studies Honours Colloquium SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2017 AP/POLS3280 3.0  Canada and World Affairs LECT