Dr. Jeffrey Collins

Dr. Jeffrey Collins brings a practitioner’s lens to the Master in Global Affairs program. A former policy advisor to Canada’s Veteran Affairs Minister and a special assistant in the Office of the Minister of National Defence, he is currently the Province of Prince Edward Island’s trade and economic policy advisor where his duties involve: managing PEI’s international and domestic trade relations, including on the NAFTA/CUSMA renegotiations and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Dr. Collins earned a PhD in political science (Carleton University) in 2018, an LLB (Aberdeen), a MA in international relations and strategic studies (Birmingham), a BA in political science and history and a certificate in public administration (Memorial).

His research focuses on Canadian defence procurement and defence policy, including comparative work on Canada and Australia, and Arctic security issues. Dr. Collins currently holds fellowships with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Dalhousie University’s Centre for the Study of 

Security and Development, and the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies.