Back to All Events

The Problem with Military Intervention: Why we shouldn’t go to war with ISIS

  • Trinity College Junior Common Room 6 Hoskin Ave Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7 Canada (map)

Whether to intervene militarily in the Middle East has been a defining question for governments across North America and Europe in the past 15 years. As yet another international crisis rears its head in Iraq and Syria, the question remains: what should be Canada's role? 

Come to the Junior Common Room at Trinity College to hear Professor and former Intelligence Officer Paul Robinson's firm take on the controversial topic of military intervention. Hosted in partnership with the Institute for Liberal Studies 


Paul Robinson holds an MA in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Toronto and a D. Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford. Prior to his graduate studies, he served as a regular officer in the British Army Intelligence Corps from 1989 to 1994, and as a reserve officer in the Canadian Forces from 1994 to 1996. He also worked as a media research executive in Moscow in 1995. Having published six books, he has also written widely for the international press on political issues. His research focuses generally on military affairs. In recent years, he has worked on Russian history, military history, defence policy, and military ethics.


The discussion will comprise prepared remarks by Professor Robinson, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. 

Coffee, pastries, and other snacks will be provided! 


Register for the event here: