brings to the WSSR a lifelong commitment to the study of the military and the
effect of wars on Canada and its citizens. His work focuses the evolution of the
Canadian military from the late 19th century to the war in Afghanistan.
Bercuson will take participants through a detailed historical account of
actions taken by Canadian military forces while also addressing broader
questions faced by the Canadian government and the Canadian public. Military
strategies and the defence of democratic ideals involve far more than the
actions taken on the ground during conflict.
explore the many layers of such strategies. In what way should this country
become involved in international conflicts? What short and long term effects
will these interventions have on the international community and the people
here at home? What will this mean for future generations of Canadians? How has
Canada dealt with these important questions and what can be done to do better?