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Professor Benjamin Zyla

Public Administration

University of Ottawa



Benjamin Zyla is Associate Professor (tenured) in the School of International Development & Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also the co-organizer of the Fragile States Network (FSRN) at the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), Senior Fellow at the Austrian Institute for Europe and Security Policy (AIES), and Senior Researcher with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS).

He is the winner of the Faculty of Social Sciences' Young Researcher Award (2017), and for 2017-19 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz in Germany. His monograph Sharing the Burden? NATO and its second-tier powers was named among the best books published in Canada in 2015.

Benjamin is curerntly teaching courses on the security-development nexus, humanitarian intervention, peace-and statebuilding, global governance, and research methods. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he held the prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) post-doctoral fellowship at Queen's University, Canada, and was a visiting fellow at the Europe Centre at Stanford University in California, USA.