Fellow in International Security,
Simon Fraser University, The Simons Foundation


Areas of Expertise
Diplomacy, Disarmament, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Organizations, Peace and Security, Peacekeeping

Paul Meyer is currently Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University as well as a Senior Fellow at The Simons Foundation. He assumed these appointments in 2011 after a 35 year career with Canada’s Foreign Service. During his diplomatic career he worked primarily on international security policy including an assignment as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (2003-2007). He also served as Director General for International Security (1998-2001) and Director General for Security and Intelligence (2007-2010) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa.

He has taught courses on Multilateral Diplomacy and Arms Control & Disarmament Diplomacy and his research interests include nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, outer space security and international cyber security.

Recent Publications
“Can Cyber Conflict be Defused? Diplomatic Options for International Cyber Security” Paper presented to the Academic Council of the UN System, Annual meeting, Istanbul June 21, 2014

Recent ACUNS Activity
Podcast – Current Issues 47: Developing Global Norms for Cyber Security 

Updated February, 2015