Simon Palamar is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Simon holds a Ph.D from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, an M.A. in global governance from the University of Waterloo, and a B.A. in history and peace and conflict studies. Simon’s principal responsibilities at CIGI is managing the D-10 forum and Constructive Powers Initiative, informal, track 1.5, consultative bodies that bring together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new, and emerging global security issues in a frank and open fashion. His research interests and expertise include arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, mediation and negotiation, armed conflict, and empirical research methods. His work on nuclear weapons proliferation and arms control has been recognized by the Simons Foundation and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and he is a past recipient of the Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament.