Ryan Dean is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Ryan’s research focuses on Canadian Arctic polices, including issues of sovereignty, defence and governance. His dissertation examines the how societal actors have influenced the formulation of Canadian Arctic security policy since 1985.
Before starting his PhD, Ryan worked as a policy analyst at the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation on their Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program in Toronto. Ryan received his MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University and his BA (Hons) in Political Science (International Relations) from Carleton University.
His recent edited volumes include (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies (co-edited 2017) and Canada’s Northern Strategy under the Harper Conservatives: Key Speeches and Documents on Sovereignty, Security, and Governance, 2006-15 (co-authored 2016).