Christian Leuprecht is Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute. He holds an appointment to the governing Council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 01: Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution, and a United Nations Security Structure Expert. He is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University where he is also a fellow of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy. As a foremost expert on security and defence, political demography, and comparative federalism and multilevel governance, he is regularly called as an expert witness to testify before committees of parliament.
His research priorities include national security and defence policy, politically motivated violent extremism/terrorism, border security, the political, economic, security, social and cultural implications of demographic change, horizon scanning of emerging security threats, civil-military relations, federalism and intergovernmental relations, dynamics of ethno-national conflict, comparative constitutional politics, and Canadian as well as German politics.