Kiwanis Luncheon - Stephen Saideman on Ukraine Crisis

Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON   12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

“Confronting the Ukraine Crisis: Limited Choices for Canada and for NATO”

He will talk briefly about the sources of the crisis, how small Putin’s inner circle is, how the costs are mounting on the Russian people, but that there is not much else we can do.  He will discuss NATO a bit as well in this context.

Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict and For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres) and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and other work on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.  Prof. Saideman spent 2001-2002 on the U.S. Joint Staff working in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate as part of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.  He writes online at, Political Violence at a Glance, Duck of Minerva and his own site (  He also tweets too much at @smsaideman.