Nicholas is an MA student in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, Graduate Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network, and Student Fellow and Research Assistant at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. His research interests include: the Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD), the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Arctic security, and military history.
Nicholas was also a student organizer of “The Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD): How Permanent and Joint? Celebrating 80 Years of Cooperation” in Washington D.C. in January 2020. He was also a Student Co-Chair of the 36th, 37th, and 38th Annual J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conferences at the University of Manitoba.
Nicholas previously worked as a Policy Analyst in the Regional Director General’s Office of Transport Canada Prairie and Northern Region. He is the proud recipient of the 2021-2022 Duff Roblin Fellowship in Canadian and Manitoba Government and Politics and the 2021 Paul Buteux Graduate Student Conference and Research Award.
Policy Brief: The Permanent Joint Board on Defence: Foundational or “Limbo” to a Renewed Purpose?, by Nicholas Glesby, August 2021
Special Report: Understanding the Future Arctic Security Environment: Applying NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis to Canadian Arctic Defence and Security, November 2020. [also available in high resolution (58MB) version]