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Irving Shipbuilding Research Chairs

Irving Shipbuilding is providing the funding for two Irving Shipbuilding Chair positions as part of its Value Proposition commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – Canada’s 30-year plan to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard.  Each of these Research Chairs is associated with the Mulroney Institute of Government.

Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Marine Security Policy

Dr. Adam Lajeunesse holds the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Marine Security Policy.  Dr. Lajeunesse is also the author of Lock, Stock and Icebergs – a history of Canada’s Arctic maritime sovereignty, which examines the evolution of Canada's northern maritime sovereignty and the interplay between American security concerns and Canadian sovereignty requirements. His current and proposed work as Irving Shipbuilding Chair will focus on Whole-of-Government operations in the Far North, Arctic security, and northern history.

Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Marine Security Economics

Dr. Karl Skogstad holds the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Marine Security Economics.  Dr. Skogstad's research focuses on economic issues related to national defence.  His research has examined topics such as Canadian naval shipbuilding during the Second World War, how countries determine the amount of resources to allocate to their militaries, and evaluations of defence industrial policies.  His future research as the Irving Shipbuilding Chair will focus on quantifying the benefits and costs of maintaining domestic arms production as well evaluating the efficiency of government programs that seek to develop industries in this area.

In their new positions, Drs. Lajeunesse and Skogstad will work together to research Canada’s role in global marine security issues with a focus on the Arctic region, and will contribute to strengthening the marine industry in Canada.

News:

https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/adam-lajeunesse-dafoe-prize

https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/StFX-appoints-Irving-Shipbuilding-Research-Chairs

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