Alistair Edgar (President and Chairman)


Dr. Alistair D. Edgar has served as Chair of the Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) since 2017. He is also the Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), and serves as co-director of the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), as well as Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Edgar is president of the New Delhi, India-based International Jurist Organization (IJO); and a National Board member of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC).

Dr. Edgar’s research focuses on transitional justice in war-to-peace transitions and post-conflict peace building. He has conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kosovo, and northern Uganda.

Dr. Edgar holds a BA Honours in History from Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College), a MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Political Science from Queen’s University, Canada. He was the John M. Olin Doctoral Fellow in Economics and National Security at the Olin Institute, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, and completed a Certificate in Russian Studies at Moscow State University.


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