University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science


Faculty - Charles-Philippe David

Visiting Scholar Charles-Philippe David

Charles-Philippe David , Visiting Scholar

  • B.S. Faculté des Arts et des Sciences
  • M.A. Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
  • M.A. Princeton University
  • PhD Princeton University
Area of expertise

International Affairs

Contact Information
Phone: (514) 987.6781
Fax: (514) 987.8502

Charles-Philippe David is Professor of Political Science, Co-president of the Centre for United States Studies, as well as Director of the Centre for Geopolitical Studies, and Raoul Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at University of Québec at Montréal since 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. He was recipient of the Jean Finot Award of the Institute of France in 2003. He was first to receive, in 2012, the George Vanier distinguished award from the Royal Military College of Canada, for his scholarly contribution to the advancement of strategic and security studies. Dr. David received his PhD from Princeton University in 1986 (under the supervision of Robert S. Gilpin). From 1985 to 1995, he taught at the former Canadian Military College in Saint-Jean sur Richelieu.

Professor David is a specialist on American foreign policy decision-making, nuclear strategy, security studies, armed conflict and peace missions. He has published a dozen books in English, including Hegemony or Empire? The Redefinition of U.S. Power under George W. Bush (Ashgate, 2006), The Future of NATO (McGill‑Queen's University Press, 1999) and Foreign Policy Failure in the White House (University Press of America, 1993), and in French, including La guerre et la paix (Presses de sciences po, 2013),Théories de la politique étrangère des États-Unis. Fondements, acteurs, formulation (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2012), Les missions de paix sont-elles encore possibles? (Fidès, 2009), La politique étrangère des États-Unis. Fondements, acteurs, formulation (Presses de sciences po, 2008), Repenser le terrorisme (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2007), Le 11 septembre 2001 cinq ans plus tard (septentrion, 2006), Au sein de la Maison-Blanche : La formulation de la politique étrangère américaine (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2004), Repenser la sécurité (Fidès, 2002), and Théories de la sécurité(Montchrestien, 2002). Several of his books have been translated in spanish, portuguese, english and mandarin. He has also published numerous articles in journals such as Études internationales, Revue internationale et stratégique, Politique étrangère, Revue française de science politique, Security Dialogue, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Crisis Management, International Journal, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Defense and Security Analysis, The American Journal of Canadian Studies, Contemporary Security , the Journal of Borderland Studies, and European Security.

Dr. David is a frequent television commentator on Radio-Canada on crises, conflicts, security, defense and peacekeeping issues. He has taught many courses and lectured to a wide variety of audiences in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been Visiting Professor at a dozen universities in France (Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Nice, Montpellier), and the United States (UVM, UCLA, Duke, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Tampa, Georgia Tech), has been twice a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and participates regularly at the International Studies Association annual conferences.