October 14, 2020
In the 35th episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef and Steve discuss Canada halting arms sales to Turkey, sexual misbehaviour in Canadian Military Colleges and the latest statement from the Canadian Armed Forces about COVID-19. This week we have a new segment called ‘ask an expert’ where an expert will answer a question they are frequently asked, this week’s expert is Jeffrey Collins answering 'why are there so many problems in defence procurement?' [24:50] Our feature interview guest is Dr. Jessica Trisko Darden, Assistant Professor at the American University's School of International Service.[36:30] This week’s RnR segment [54:30], where we will provide some levity in these trying times with entertainment reviews and suggestions; Steve’s RnR picks for the week are:
- Dr. Jeffrey F. Collins earned a PhD in political science from Carleton University in 2018. He also holds a MA in strategic studies (Birmingham), a law degree (Aberdeen), and a BA and certificate in public administration (Memorial). An Adjunct Professor in Global Affairs at the University of Prince Edward Island, he is an experienced policy advisor at both the federal and provincial level and is currently a research fellow with both the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Dalhousie University's Centre for the Study of Security and Development, respectively. Jeff's research interests are in defence procurement, missile defence, Canadian and Australian defence policy and the Arctic.
- Dr. Jessica Trisko Darden is an Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service and recipient of the 2020 SIS Outstanding Scholarship Award for Faculty. She is also a Non-resident Fellow at the George Washington University's Program on Extremism. From 2017-2019, she was an inaugural Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Trisko Darden was a Visiting Scholar with Yale University's Program on Order, Conflict and Violence.
- Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.