Professor Stephen Brown, University of Ottawa


Hosted by Dr Jonathan Fisher, International Development Department

January-March 2018

Stephen Brown is professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, where he is also affiliated with the School of International Development and Global Studies.

Professor Brown’s research focuses mainly on the intersection of the policies and practices of Northern countries and other international actors with politics in Southern countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published on democratization, political violence, peacebuilding and transitional justice/rule of law in Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Rwanda and his most recent work is on foreign aid, especially Canada’s.

Stephen is editor of Struggling for Effectiveness: CIDA and Canadian Foreign Aid (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012) and co-editor of Rethinking Canadian Aid (with Molly den Heyer and David Black, University of Ottawa Press, 1st ed. 2014, 2nd ed. 2016) and The Securitization of Foreign Aid (with Jörn Grävingholt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).  He has held visiting researcher positions at the German Development Institute, the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France), the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER, Finland) and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (South Africa).

If you would like full details of the plans for Professor Brown’s fellowship or would like to meet with him during his visit as an Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow, please contact Sue Gilligan