Eric Morse and Stéfanie von Hlatky explain how ISIS has transformed our common understanding of borders, sovereignty and the international system in just a couple of years.
Eric Morse served in the Canadian Department of External Affairs as Head, International Sports Relations, overseeing and advising the Government on Canadian involvements in Olympic-level international sport from an international relations perspective, on issues related to apartheid, Olympic bids, Olympic boycotts and sport diplomacy. In the 1980s to 1990s, he consulted Canadian firms and NGOs doing business in the former USSR in sport, culture and commerce. Since 2007, he has been chief of publications and Co-Chair, Security Studies at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. He is a regular contributor to Canadian media, appearing in the Ottawa Citizen and the Globe and Mail. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Provincial Returning Officer in the constituency of Toronto Centre, thereby acquiring exposure to the workings of the Canadian electoral machinery. He has a deep interest in Roman Imperial public policy, and delivers the annual Val Ross Lecture to the RCMI on Roman themes. His essay collection "Roman Spaces" was published in December 2014. Stéfanie von Hlatky is an assistant professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University and Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy.