Director: Stephen Baranyi, International Development and Global Studies
The Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) is a network of the uOttawa Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS). Over the past 13 years, they have organized many public events on fragile and conflict-affected societies (FCAS) such as Afghanistan, Colombia and South Sudan, as well as on (often contested) international engagement in such contexts. They have published numerous blogs as well as scholarly books, articles and chapters linked to those events. Bringing together colleagues from several FSS units and using seed money from the Faculty and from CIPS, in June 2022 they launched their first collective research project titled “Re-reading statehood and legitimacy in fragile and conflict societies: Towards a bottom-up analysis”. On that basis, they have also started collaborating with researchers in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Lebanon and Mali.
The Ottawa Dialogue: Canadian roots, global reach.
The Ottawa Dialogue runs sustained, facilitated Track 1.5 and Track Two dialogues in conflict regions around the world. Our research agenda focuses on conflict analysis, third party dialogue-based interventions and best practices relating to “Track Two Diplomacy.” We are a leading source of research and publications about the field. The interplay between our research and insights from the field help us refine our approach to facilitation and dialogue and generate innovative ideas. Our work has been recognized by outlets such as The Economist and we are a member of the Mediation Support Network, a grouping of the worlds’ leading NGOs active in mediation. We provide consultation services to governments and other bodies interested in mediation and conflict management/resolution. Our staff publishes regularly in leading journals and other sites. "
For more information, visit our website : ottawadialogue.ca
Director: Karine Vanthuyne, Sociological and Anthropological Studies
July 2017 to June 2020
The objective of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extraction (IRGTE) is to develop a common and socially significant research program on these issues. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of professors and students from the Faculty of Social Sciences (anthropology, development studies and globalization, political science and sociology) and the Faculty of Law, whose research interests span the range of socio-environmental issues raised by the extractive industry.
Director : Julie Laplante, Sociological and Anthropological Studies
Planthropolab (PAL or PALab) is first and foremost an instance of encounters inspired by the vegetal, a sort of palaver tree offering shade and a stage for anthropological performance, art and storytelling. It constitutes a biome, a living space in which humans and plants intertwine to create a theoretical, practical, and speculative body of work. Anchored in graduate studies in anthropology of the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies (SSAS) of the University of Ottawa, this lab offers a mycelial kind of collaboration, and one in which ideas and research might expand toward a symbiosis, an interweaving, of vegetalities and vitalities.
Research Group on the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Asia (R-GENRA)
Director: Jean-François Rousseau, International Development and Global Studies
July 2018 to June 2021
This research group investigates the social and environmental impacts of exploiting resources like water, forests, fish, minerals, and land. We pay specific attention to how sand mining unfolds in China and Southeast Asia and examine the commodity chains that surround this activity.
Director: Andrea Ashbaugh, Psychology
July 2018 to June 2021
The aim of the SAX-RG is to conduct research that that sheds light on why anxiety increases, decreases, or does not affect sexual outcomes in order to improve sexual health and well-being.