Academic Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
The Academic Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement program is an important bridge linking CSIS to Canadians. The program engages with stakeholders and thought leaders on national security issues from across Canada and around the world to ensure that CSIS’ work is informed by a spectrum of Canadian voices and perspectives.
CSIS’ Academic Outreach program draws subject matter expertise from within government, academia, business and other external sources from across Canada and around the world to help the Service better understand current and emerging issues related to Canada’s broad national security interests. The program creates the multi-disciplinary space within CSIS to help us gain a richer understanding of national security issues and develop a long-term view of national and global trends. Our engagement with external experts from a broad range of backgrounds and experience helps to challenge assumptions and cultural biases, and sharpens our research and analytical capacities.
The Academic Outreach program supports Government of Canada and public initiatives by hosting workshops, presentations, and round-table discussions; by commissioning open source research; and by participating in inter-governmental committees. These efforts inform evidence-based decision making and policy development in the Government of Canada and the public sector. The program also leads in coordinating a government-wide approach to academic outreach, and is often consulted on the development and implementation of similar programs within Canada and abroad.
To effectively address modern national security threats affecting Canadians in a way that meets transparency and accountability requirements, and inspires confidence in our work, CSIS regularly engages with non-government economic and social organizations including those in the private sector, civil society, academia, and industry associations.
The stakeholder engagement program aims to ensure that Canadians recognize CSIS as an informed and trusted partner in protecting the strength of Canada’s social fabric and economic prosperity. In order to build and foster strong relationships with important stakeholders, the program openly interacts with Canadians in key sectors of our civil society and economy to learn from each other’s experiences and help foster a collective understanding of Canada’s broad national security interests and priorities.
The Academic Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement program has published a number of guidance pamphlets to help support individuals and groups in industry, academia, government and broader civil society in understanding threats and taking action to protect themselves and their interests. AOSE is committed to working with stakeholders and partners to enhance awareness of threats to Canada's national security interests and to foster collective resilience.
- Protecting National Security in Partnership with all Canadians (2022)
- Smart Cities and National Security (2022)
- Foreign Interference & You (2022)
- Protect Your Research (2022)
The Academic Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement program publishes reports and independent research to stimulate debate, inform decision making, and encourage the exchange of views and perspectives about national security and intelligence.
- Who Said What? The Security Challenges of Modern Disinformation (2018)
- A Balancing Act: What’s Next for Iran? (2018)
- Rethinking Security: China and the Age of Strategic Rivalry (2018)
- What Comes After Daesh? (2017)
- Russian World-views - Domestic power play and foreign behaviour (2017)
- Between Hope and Fear — A New Iran? (2016)
- Al-Qaeda, ISIL and Their Offspring (2016)
- Terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel — The expansion of a regional threat? (2016)
- The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon and Related Security Trends in the Middle East (2015)
- Brittle Might? Testing China's Success (2015)
- Russia and the West: The Consequences of Renewed Rivalry (2015)
- Pitfalls and Promises : Security Implications of a Post-revolutionary Middle East (2014)
- Political Stability and Security in West and North Africa (2014)
- The Future Of Al Qaeda (2013)
- The Security Dimensions of an Influential China - Summary compilation (2013)
- Informing (In)Stability (2012)
- Evolving Transnational Threats and Border Security: A New Research Agenda (2012)
- Competing Visions of the State (2012)
- Interests and Roles of Non-Arctic States in the Arctic (2011)
- Ownership, Vulnerability and Access: Security Dimensions of the Global Food System (2011)
- Security Dimensions of Self-Isolating Communities (2010)
- Prosperity and Security: the Challenges of Uncertain Economic Times (2010)
- Canadian Energy Security - What Does Energy Security Mean for Canada? (2010)
- One Year Through: Taking Stock of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)'s Program of Outreach to Experts (2010)
- Matching Ambitions and Realities: What Future for Russia? (2010)
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