Bio (Jason Steeves)
Jason Steeves served for 30 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 Canadian 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, and, most recently, strategic foresight with a specialty in global governance.
Steeves retired from full-time military service in 2013, but remained active in Canada’s Reserve Force. 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 Defence Attaché at the Canadian Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Jason teaches in the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program at Royal Roads and lectures at universities and colleges across the world.
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 completed his Doctor of Social Sciences at Royal Roads in 2019 with his dissertation called, “Decision-making in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Understanding the social processes that influenced 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.