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Rob Huebert

Rob Huebert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He also severed as the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. In November 2010, he was appointed as a member to the Canadian Polar Commission. Dr. Huebert has taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba. His area of research interests include: international relations, strategic studies, the Law of the Sea, maritime affairs, Canadian foreign and defence  policy, and circumpolar relations. He publishes on the issue of Canadian Arctic Security, Maritime Security, and Canadian Defence. His work has appeared in International Journal; Canadian Foreign Policy; Isuma- Canadian Journal of Policy Research and Canadian Military Journal.. He was co-editor of Commercial Satellite Imagery and United Nations Peacekeeping and Breaking Ice: Canadian Integrated Ocean Management in the Canadian North. His most book written with Whitney Lackenbauer and Franklyn Griffiths is Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship. He also comments on Canadian security and Arctic issues in both the Canadian and international media.

Research Interests

Canadian foreign and defence policies

Circumpolar relations

Foreign policy studies

International Relations

Naval studies

Ocean politics

Strategic Studies



Huebert, Robert, Exner-Pirot, Heather, Lajeunese, Adam and Gulledge, Jay. Climate Change and International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether. Washington: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, 2012. 58. Print.

Book Chapter

Huebert, Robert, VanderZwaag, David, Ferrara, Stacey, Elferink, Alex and Rothwell, Donald. "The Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy,Arctic Council and Multilateral Environmental Initiative: Tinkering while the Arctic Marine Environment Totters" The Law of the Sea and Polar Delimitation and Jurisdiction UK: Kluwar, 2001. 225-248. Print.

Huebert, Robert, Michaud, Nelson and Nossal, Kim. "A Northern Foreign Policy: The Politics of Ad Hocery." Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984-93Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001. 84-99. Print.

Huebert, Robert, Taras, David and Rasporich, Beverly. "Running Out of Ammo? The Future of Canada's Military" A Passion for Identity: Canadian Studies for the 21st Century Toronto: Nelson Canada Publishing, 2001. 201-216. Print.

Huebert, Robert, Elferink, Alex and Rothwell, Donald. "Article 234 and Marine Pollution Jurisdiction in the Arctic." The Law of the Sea and Polar Delimitation and Jurisdiction UK: Kluwar, 2001. 249-267. Print.

Book Chapters/Contributions - Peer Reviewed

Huebert, Robert. "US Arctic Policy: The Reluctant Arctic Power." The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World Ed. Zellen, Barry Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2013. 189-226. Print.


Huebert, Robert. The Impact of Climate Change on Transportation in Canada’s North: The Strategic Reality 2007.

Journal Article

Huebert, Robert. "International Law, Geopolitics and Diplomacy in the Northwest Passage". The Journal of Ocean Technology 1.1 (2006): 16-22. Print.

Huebert, Robert. "The Debate between the Canadian Commitment to Afghanistan and the Sudan: The Need to Consider all Costs". The Dispatch: The Newsletter of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute IV.II (2006): 11-13. Print.

Huebert, Robert. "Arctic Sovereignty and the New Government". On Track 11.1 (2006): 21-24. Print.

Huebert, Robert. "Renaissance in Canadian Arctic Security". Canadian Military Journal 6.4 (2006): 17-29. Print.

Huebert, Robert. "The Law of the Sea and the Arctic: An Unfulfilled Legacy". Ocean Yearbook 18. (2004). Print.

Huebert, Robert. "Climate Change and Canadian Sovereignty in the Northwest Passage".Isuma: Canadian Journal of Policy Research 2.4 (2001): 86-94. Print.

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Huebert, Robert. "The future of Canadian airpower and the F-35". Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 17.3 (2011): 226-236. Print.


Huebert, Robert. It is in Washington’s interest to declare the Northwest Passage Canadian Waters 2006.

Huebert, Robert. Arctic Sovereignty’s Trapped in a Policy Ice Jam 2006.

Huebert, Robert. Who Best Defends our Arctic? 2006.

Huebert, Robert. "New Challenges to Canadian Arctic Security and Sovereignty" The Canadian North: Embracing Change: The CRIC Papers 6. 2002.

Huebert, Robert and Bercuson, David. To Secure a Nation: Canadian Defence and Security in the 21st Century. 2001.