Philippe Lagassé

Philippe Lagassé

Philippe Lagassé is associate professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on political theory, military affairs, and defence policy, and supervises graduate work on these topics. His research focuses on Canadian defence policy and procurement, civil-military relations and machinery of government, and relations between Parliament and the executive in the Westminster system. His work on these subjects have allowed him to serve as a consultant for government, political parties, and the private sector. Committed to academic outreach and public debate, he regularly comments on defence affairs and the Westminster system in print and social media. In May 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisitions (IRPDA). A Governor-in-Council appointment, his formal position within the government is that of a special adviser to the Minister of National Defence.

Telephone : 613-562-5800 ext. 4646
Fax : 613-562-5241
Email : plagasse@uottawa.ca
Office (building, room number) :
Social Science Building, 6028
  • Associate Professor
  • Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

:

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2008
  • M.A., War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, 2003
  • B.A., Philosophy, McGill University, Montréal, 2001

:

  • Canadian defence policy and politics
  • Civil-military relations in the Westminster system
  • The Crown and Parliament in the Westminster system