Above photo by Corporal Brandon James Liddy, Royal Military College of Canada, Public Affairs.

Editor’s Note: The following is courtesy of Norwich University.

Norwich University hosts Fulbright research fellow in military diversification

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Peace and War Center welcomes Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies for the spring 2021 semester.

During her residency at Norwich University, Scoppio, whose current research is on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective, will network with students, faculty and partner organizations.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Scoppio,” Peace and War Center Director Dr. Travis Morris said. “She brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to Norwich University. Our partnership with Fulbright Canada has been an enriching experience for Norwich over the past six years and we look forward to our collaboration with Dr. Scoppio while she is with us this spring.”

Scoppio is a professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), is cross-appointed in the Queen’s University Department of Political Studies and is a fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s.

She has served in numerous leadership roles since 2002. Her multidisciplinary research interests include: diversity in military organizations, organizational culture, whole of government and comprehensive approach, migration, lessons learned and organizational learning, military education, distance learning, comparative and international education.

She authored a book, and authored or co-authored more than 20 technical and scientific reports, several journal articles and chapters in edited books. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences.

Scoppio is an active member of many academic societies, including the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada where she has been part of the Executive Board since 2001.

From 2014 to 2017, she was the Editor (French) of the bilingual, peer-reviewed, international journal Comparative and International Education, jointly with the Editor (English) Dr. Marianne Larsen from Western University. In 2013, the Commander of Military Personnel Command awarded to the CFLI, of which she was part, a commendation in recognition of CFLI’s development and implementation of a series of leadership programs for Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

In 2018, she was a member of the first Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship Selection Committee for the Halifax International Security Forum. Because of her expertise, Scoppio is often contacted to contribute to the media and to testify before parliamentary committees.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu


  1. 15566 Helga Rausch on January 26, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations, Dr. Scoppio (Grazia) on this well-deserved appointment and recognition, and the continuation of your important work.

  2. Rick Melanson on January 26, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations, Grace!!! It’s wonderful to see your accomplishment.


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