Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow
Ernie Regehr is Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security at The Simons Foundation. Mr. Regehr is one of Canada's most prominent and respected voices on international disarmament and peace and Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches implementing the churches' call to be international peacemakers and upholders of justice. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre For Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College, the University of Waterloo.
He has served as an NGO representative and expert advisor on a number of Government of Canada delegations to multilateral disarmament forums. He is a former Commissioner of the World Council of Churches Commission on International Affairs and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. In January 2011, he was named as the 26th laureate of the Pearson Peace Medal.
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Ernie Regehr and Dr. Jennifer Simons have worked together for many years, partnering their organizations, Project Ploughshares and The Simons Foundation, to convene conferences, workshops and seminars on the major disarmament issues of the times.
See The Simons Foundation's briefing papers on The Canadian Defence Policy Review by Ernie Regehr, and our Disarming Actic Security page for his briefing papers focussing on military policies and practices in the Arctic Region.
Click here to access Ernie Regehr's Disarming Conflict blog.
Some selected articles and publications by Ernie Regehr are available below.