Centre for security and crisis governance (CRITIC)

Centre for security and crisis governance (CRITIC) was created and founded in the spring of 2020 at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean). Its goals include:

  • Promoting the production and dissemination of cutting-edge research on issues of global governance, national and international security, and crisis and risk management.
  • Contributing to the development of Canadian and international academic research, public policy debates and the education and training of students at the RMC Saint-Jean.
  • Supporting and developing research collaborations within and outside of RMC Saint-Jean.
  • The support and development of a basic research capacity within the RMC Saint-Jean and rooted in academic freedom and responsibility.
  • Ensuring a capacity for analysis and rapid reaction to intervene on strategic or current issues.



Pr Bruno Charbonneau
Director (on sabbatical July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024)
Email: bruno.charbonneau@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca


Pr Chantal Lavallée
Director by interim (July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024)
Email: chantal.lavallee@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca


Scientific Advisory Board:


To accomplish its mission, CRITIC is guided by the following principles:

  • An academic vocation that values the links between research and teaching.
  • Respect for the principle of academic freedom, as defined by the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
  • The production and dissemination of research that is accessible in Canada's two official languages.
  • The contribution to civil-military relations and dialogue in Canada.
  • The mobilization and transfer of knowledge, within the RMC Saint-Jean community and beyond.
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