Journal of Defense Management

Journal of Defense Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0374

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Whitney Lackenbauer

Whitney Lackenbauer

Whitney Lackenbauer
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History
University of Waterloo, Canada


Whitney Lackenbauer, is associate professor and chair of the department of history at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Ontario.  He is also a fellow with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and a Canadian International Council Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2008-09.  His recent books include Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship (2011), Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives (2011), A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military (2010), and Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (2009). 


Research Interest

civil-military relations, Military basing and decommissioning decisions, Securitization theory, Conflict and cooperation in the circumpolar world, Indigenous-military relations, Canadian foreign and defence policies
Twentieth century military history