The Tri-University Program is one of the few doctoral programs in Canada offering specific supervision on topics relating to war and its impact on the wider society. The field combines the research of leading scholars in military history with a large faculty group interested in the ways in which armed conflict and insurgencies alter society. The field involves historians in Canadian, American, modern European, African and Asian history.

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), which is affiliated with the program, adds further depth to our scholarly activity. The Centre’s interests are multi-disciplinary, emphasize the Canadian experience, and support scholarship relevant to strategic and operational studies, arms control and international negotiation.