Bio (Jason Steeves)
Jason Steeves served for 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He participated in several operations in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East; served four years in Nairobi, Kenya and traveled and worked extensively throughout Africa. In the last half of his career in the Forces, Steeves specialized in international security policy and peace operations. In addition to his general experience as a senior officer, he has expertise in leadership and management, conflict analysis, strategic planning, conflict management, applied research, peace operations and peacebuilding.
Steeves retired from active military service in 2013. His last professional experience in the field was a nine-month tour with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan where he worked in the Joint Operations Centre. He is currently employed as a policy officer in the Department of National Defence working on international security policy. He teaches in the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program at Royal Roads and teaches leadership and group intervention in the Faculty of Human Sciences at St. Paul University in Ottawa.
Steeves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Royal Roads Military College (1993) and a Master of Arts in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University (2003). He is undertaking a Doctor of Social Sciences at Royal Roads and preparing a dissertation called, “Decision-making in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Understanding the social processes that influences decision-making in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.” Steeves’s academic interests include global governance, international conflict management, peacebuilding, sustainable development, leadership, intercultural competency and decision-making.