Dr Pierre Pahlavi is Full Professor, Chair of the Department of Security and International Affairs and Deputy Director in the Department of Defence Studies of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. Along with multidisciplinary and international academic training, Dr Pahlavi has a diploma from the Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis (MA), from the Université de Montréal (MSc), and from McGill University (PhD).
During his post-doctoral research, Dr Pahlavi taught in Quebec (UQAM, Université de Sherbrooke), where he was research associate at the Canada Research Chair in Foreign Policy and Defence, the Centre d’Études et de recherches internationales (CÉRIUM) and the Research Group on International Security. His research has been funded by the Department of National Defence through the Forum on Security and Defence, CÉRIUM, and the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture. In addition to the support of the Defense Academic Research Program, his work in the field of institutional analysis has received financial support from the Defence Research and Development Canada.