Prof. Alexandra Gheciu, holds a PhD in Political Science from Cornell University (USA), teaches international relations at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, and is also Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. At present, in addition to her Canadian commitments she also acts as: Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI, London), Senior Associate with the Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford; and Associate Editor for the US-based academic journal Security Studies.Her publications include, in addition to articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and policy briefs, two monographs. Having recently completed a project on NATO and the Challenge of Sustainable Peacebuilding (in collaboration with Prof. Roland Paris and sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York), she has embarked on a study of practices of security provision in post-communist Europe(Transforming the Logic of Security Provision in the Twenty-first Century). At the same time, in collaboration with Prof. Jacqueline Best she is working on an edited volume, The Return of the Public, but not as We Knew It: Changing Practices of Global Governance.