University of Calgary

Gavin Cameron

  • Associate Professor

Research Interests

Areas of Supervision

I am willing to supervise research topics on terrorism and counterterrorism, intelligence, or historical approaches to international relations.

Selected Publications

Nuclear Terrorism: A Threat Assessment for the 21st Century, (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan Press and St. Martin’s Press, 1999), 216pp. 

(with Jason Pate, eds.), Agro-Terrorism: What is the Threat?, (Livermore,CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2003), 136pp.

Chapters and Refereed Articles

“9/11 and Canada: Ten Years On” Journal of Military & Strategic Studies, Volume 13 No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 1-5.

(with Joshua D. Goldstein) “The Ontology of Modern Terrorism: Hegel, Terrorism Studies, & Dynamics of Violence”, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, vol. 6 no. 1 2010, pp. 60-91.

(with Natasha E. Bajema) “Assessing the Post-9/11 Threat of CBRN Terrorism: A Threat of Mass Destruction or Mass Disruption?”, in Russell Howard, Reid Sawyer & Natasha Bajema (eds.) Terrorism & Counterterrorism, (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008), 3rd Ed, pp. 266-87.

(with David Charters) “Conclusion” in Terrorism in History: The Strategic Impact of Terrorism 1914-2001, Special Edition of The Journal of Conflict Studies, XXVII, No. 2, Winter 2007, pp. 188-202

(with Jason Pate & Kathleen Vogel), “Planting fear: How real is the threat of agricultural terrorism?” in Russell Howard & JamesForest(eds.), Weapons of Mass Destruction & Disruption, (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007), pp. 242-9

“Foreign Policy & The War on Terror” in Andrew Geddes & Jonathan Tonge (eds.), Britain Decides: The UK General Election 2005, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005), pp. 261-276.

“Weapons of Mass Destruction: No Longer A Question Of If, But When?” in David A. Charters & Graham F. Walker (eds.), After 9/11: Terrorism & Crime In A Globalised World, (Fredericton & Halifax: Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick & Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, 2005), pp. 85-112.

“Research on WMD Terrorism” in Andrew Silke (ed.), Terrorism Research: Trends, Achievements, Failures, (London: Frank Cass, 2004) pp. 72-90.

“The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threat – Exaggeration or Apocalypse Soon?” in David Martin Jones (ed.), Globalisation & The New Terror: The Asia Pacific Dimension, (Cheltenham,UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004), pp. 88-119.

(with Jason Pate) “Bioterrorism Against US Agriculture” in Arnold M. Howitt and Robyn L. Pangi (eds.), Countering Terrorism: Dimensions of Preparedness, (Cambridge,MA: MIT Press, 2003), pp. 195-218.

"Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction: Problems & Prospects" in Kumar Ramakrishna & Andrew Tan (eds.), The New Terrorism: Anatomy, Trends & Counter-Strategies, (Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003), pp. 50-72

“The Threat of Terrorist Exploitation of Nuclear Smuggling” in Stuart Nagel (ed.), Policymaking and Peace: A Multinational Anthology, (Lanham,MD:Lexington Books, 2003) pp. 227-41

“Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the threat to nuclear reactors and material after September 11,” Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement, Vol. 10 No. 1, (Spring 2001), pp. 1-28.

(with Jason Pate) “Agricultural Terrorism: Assessing the Impact of a Terrorist Attack Against U.S.Agriculture,” Terrorism & Political Violence, Vol. 13 No. 3 (Autumn 2001), pp. 61-82.

“Freedom, Hate and Violence on the American Right,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 23 No. 3, (July-September 2000), pp. 197-204.

(with Jason Pate, Diana McCauley and Lindsay Defazio), “A Chronology of Substate Incidents Involving CBRN Materials, 1999,” The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 7 No. 2, (Summer 2000), pp. 157-74.

“WMD Terrorism in the United States: An Assessment of the Threat & Possible Countermeasures,” The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, (Spring 2000), pp. 162-179.

“Multi-track Micro-proliferation: Lessons From Aum Shinrikyo and al Qaida,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 22 No. 4, (October-December 1999), pp. 277-309.

“The Likelihood of Nuclear Terrorism,” The Journal of Conflict Studies, Vol. XVIII No. 2, (Fall 1998), pp. 5-28.


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