Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé of the Department of Politics and International Studies, together with Thomas Juneau of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, recently launched a podcast called Conseils de sécurité.
In the first episode, they discussed United Nations (UN), United-States, China and human rights with François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada. In the second episode, they received Daniel Jean, former National Security Advisor under Premier Trudeau, to talk about threats in Canada, intelligence, UN, and negotiations in North Korea and Haiti.
If this podcast is a novel way for Dr. Martin-Brûlé to disseminate her knowledge, she has always been committed on having an impact on the professional, local, and global communities, and many of her projects put knowledge into action. For example, she trained future women leaders in UN Peace Operations and women from the Sahel countries to fully participate to the current and future peace processes. Moreover, her current work will result in policy recommendations to the UN and to the Canadian Department of National Defense.
When asked why she launched this podcast and what are her expectations, Dr. Martin-Brûlé answered: This new podcast is the first in Canada to focus on security and defense issues in French. With this podcast, we aim to reach out to a wide audience notably of Francophones and Francophiles in Canada and abroad. It is also a tool of knowledge mobilization and dissemination that we find useful to reach different types of audiences. In this vein, we aim to invite scholars, but also practitioners from different fields: national and international civil servants from government, international institutions and organizations, civil society, military, police. We thus want to discuss security and defense issues from a wide spectrum of approaches/angles.