Dr. James Fergusson is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. He teaches a range of courses in the fields of international relations, strategic studies, Canada-US defence relations, and Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy. His recent publications include Andrea Charron and James Fergusson. NORAD: In Perpetuity and Beyond. Kingston Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press. forthcoming Spring 2022; Andrea Charron and James Fergusson. “North America’s Imperative: Strengthening Deterrence by Denial” Strategic Studies Quarterly. Winter 2021; A relic of the Past: Why the demise of the Cold War’s INF Treaty will not alter the strategic military balance. Ottawa: Macdonald Laurier Institute. 2020. Andrea Charron and James Fergusson. From NORAD to NOR[A]D: The Future of North American Defence Cooperation. Calgary: Canadian Global Affairs Institute. May, 2018; and Andrea Charron and James Fergusson. Canada and Defence Against Help: The Wrong Theory for the Wrong Country at the Wrong Time. Canadian Defence. Eds. Thomas Juneau and Phillipe Lagasse.
In addition to his academic publications, Dr Fergusson has been commissioned to write several reports for the Department of National Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs. He lectures to a wide range of military audiences, including the Canadian Forces Barker College. Dr. Fergusson has testified on several occasions to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Standing Committee on National Defence, and the Senate Standing Committee on National Security on missile defence. He is a former member of the Defence Science Advisory Board, and a former Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (now Barker College) and the 2 Canadian Air Division.