Philippe Dufort - Project director

Philippe Dufort is an assistant professor at the School of Conflict Studies and the founding director of the School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He studies the epistemological roots of strategic innovation with a special interest in intrinsic reflexive practices of military practitioners. He holds a PhD from the department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) of the University of Cambridge, UK. He is an associate researcher at the Colombian Superior School of War. He acted as an Associate Editor at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA) from 2009 to 2013. Apart from his experience in academic research, he has previously worked as a journalist in Latin America, a Human Rights watcher in conflict zones, and as a contractual analyst for the Canadian Mission toward the European Union in Brussels.

Advanced Military Design, Panel of International Experts: IMDC Conference, Ottawa, CA

  Panel (from left to right): Dr. Philippe Dufort (moderator), Ben Zweibelson (USSOCOM), Brig. Gen. […]

Will There be a Colombian Strategic School of Thought?: It Depends on the current generals of the Republic and it remains very uncertain

(versión española véase abajo): ¿Habrá Una Escuela Colombiana De Pensamiento Estratégico? Depende de los actuales […]

Carl von Clausewitz and the Invention of the Conservative Nation-State: Retrieving Instrumental Reflexivity in the Strategic Tradition

Author: Philippe Dufort Abstract: The necessity to innovate and profoundly reform the State was a shared concern […]

El legado reflexivo de Carl von Clausewitz: Componente doctrinal político-estratégico para Damasco

The Clauzewitzian Legacy as a Necessary Complement to the Damasco Doctrine Abstract: Damask will bring […]

The Influence of Changing Understanding of Power over Strategy: A Genealogical Essay

Abstract:  The link between social theory and the production of innovative strategic knowledge in different […]