Mark Sedra, PhD
Mark was formerly (2008-2012) a Senior Fellow at the , an independent think tank that addresses international governance challenges, and led the Centre’s Global and Human Security Program. He has been a Research Associate at the , a German-based independent think tank specializing in peace and security issues, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the . He also served as the 2004-2005 in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).
Mark has been a consultant to governments,intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs on issues pertaining to the security and political situation in Afghanistan, including the United Nations, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Notably, in late 2003 he served as the manager of the security chapter of the Afghan Government report titled, , which was prepared for theBerlin international donors conference held on March 31- April 1, 2004. Mark is widely published in the field, having co-authored two books, co-edited three volumes and produced ten book chapters, twelve peer-reviewed journal articles and over 50 essays and technical papers. He is a regular media commentator on international security issues in Canada and globally.
Mark holds a BA in History and Political Science from Victoria University in the University of Toronto, an MSc in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economic (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.