NEW Audio and Video transcripts of RCMI events from Spring 2013
Video podcast of Military History Night presentation by Prof Sunil Ram delivered April 29: 'The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 BCE' Watch on YouTube.
Audio podcast of remarks by the CAF JAG MGen Blaise Cathcart, delivered April 17. Listen on YouTube.
Video podcast of Security Studies Committee presentation by Dr Andrew McGregor of Aberfoyle Security/the Jamestown Foundation delivered April 9 on ‘The Military Challenge in North Africa: Players and Peacemakers’ Watch on YouTube.
RCMI Announces Col Peter Hunter Award for Graduate Student research paper
At its January 30 meeting, the RCMI Board decided to create an award in the amount of $750, named for our late Director Col Peter Hunter, for a meritorious presentation by a graduate student to the annual CDAI Graduate Student Symposium held at Currie Hall, RMC every October. The award is in addition to the three prizes already awarded for the best presentations of the year.Read more..
RCMI audio lecture podcasts now on YouTube!
Worldwide Reciprocal Affiliations - NEW 2012 COMPLETE LIST
Members of the Institute can visit and use accommodation (where available) at over 100 reciprocal clubs, institutes and organizations worldwide. Our Membership Secretary can assist in making contact with the desired organizations and will prepare any introduction letters required. For a list of our current Canadian and international reciprocals, click here.
SITREP, The RCMI Journal of Opinion
SITREP is the journal of analysis and opinion of the RCMI. It appears six times a year and is a digest of current Canadian and international thinking on strategic and international affairs. We are happy to receive and review all submissions.
Click here to download the current issue of SITREP (March-April '13) in PDF format.
This issue continues our tradition of supporting outstanding young scholars and benefiting from their research and analysis. Caroline Leprince writes on the Canadian-led Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) 2005-2011 established to help the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) expand its authority beyond Kabul to all of Afghanistan. Ariel Garneau examines the complex process of volunteer military enlistment and the U.S. military recruiting strategy of targeting ethnic minorities through the use of TV commercials. Eric Morse looks at the French operation in Mali and observes that there is no news coming out of the war zone. Dr. Jack Granatstein writes to the Editor in response to George Pearce’s comments made in our previous issue. David Satter writes that with the U.S. pending withdrawal from Afghanistan, no nation has more to fear from the consequences than Russia which faces the possibility of both instability in Central Asia and the radicalization of its own Muslim population. Dr. Alice Aiken enlightens us on a new organization, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research and the exceptional research that it is conducting for our veterans.The Editor shares his observations made on his recent trip throughout China. See the report RCMI goes to Ottawa on the Institute’s presence at the 2013 Conference of Defence Associations and Institutes (CDAI).Read more..
Jackman Collection slideshow
View the Hal Jackman Collection of Napoleonic Lead Soldiers in never-before-seen detail, with musical accompaniment by Herr L. van Beethoven!