Dr. Walter Dorn
Royal Military College of Canada
& Canadian Forces College
215 Yonge Blvd.
Toronto, ON Canada M5M 3H9
Arms control, conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peace enforcement, international law, world religions, the United Nations
Military training for Peacekeeping
Canadian peacekeeping training
Book: AIR POWER IN UN OPERATIONS: Wings for Peace
US Wars: How Just? Expert Survey (pdf)
Cuban missile crisis: UN mediated
KEEPING WATCH: Monitoring, technology and innovation in UN peace operations (pdf, entire book)
UN peacekeeping Intelligence in Oxford Handbook.
Walter Dorn is Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC). He teaches officers of rank major to brigadier-general from Canada and about 20 other countries. He specializes in arms control, international criminal law, just war theory, peace operations, treaty verification and enforcement, and the United Nations.
As an "operational professor" he participates in field missions and assists international organizations. For instance, he was a UN Electoral Officer for the 1999 referendum in East Timor and a Visiting Professional with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2010. He also served as a consultant with the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including in 2014 as a member of the Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping. In 2020, during sabbatical leave, Dr. Dorn served with the UN as a "Technology Innovation Expert" exploring technologies for testing, piloting and employing in UN field operations. In 2021, he is doing consulting work for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Dr. Dorn seeks to promote international peace and security through teaching, research and service, including field work. This website offers some of the results of this effort, especially publications.
Two of his books are Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014) and Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations (UNU Press, 2011). He is also developing digital simulations of peace/peacekeeping operations for training and education (www.peacekeepingsim.net).
Further biographical detail can be found on the Bio and Contact page.