Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins is currently a PhD student in Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He holds a MA in Strategic Studies (Birmingham), a law degree (Aberdeen), and a BA in Political Science and History (Memorial). An experienced policy advisor and assistant, Jeff’s doctoral research is primarily focused on Canadian defence procurement policy and planning. In addition to his thesis work, Jeff also pursues research on issues related to international security, airpower, international law, and Israeli military studies. He resides in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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