Stephen J. Randall, FRSC, (PhD Toronto 1972), is Professor Emeritus and Faculty Professor at the University of Calgary. He served as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (1994-2006) at the University. He was director the Latin American Research Centre (2010-14) He held previous appointments at McGill University and the University of Toronto. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary and a Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. He was a member of the editorial board of the Latin American Research Review (2004-2009), and co-editor of International Journal of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs. He is a member of the Board of the Canadian Council for the Americas-Alberta.
In recognition of his work on Colombian history and foreign policy he holds the National Order of Merit, Grand Cross, and the Order of San Carlos from the Foreign Ministry of Colombia. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Public Service Award from the Canadian Council for the Americas. Randall has served with the United Nations, Organization of American States and Carter Center in international election supervision in the Caribbean, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
His Latin American focused books include: The Diplomacy of Modernization: The United States and Colombia, 1920-1940 (1977); Hegemony and Interdependence: Colombia and the United States (1992); An International History of the Caribbean Basin(1998, with Graeme S. Mount); the authorized biography of Alfonso López Michelsen, President of Colombia (1974-1978) , (2007). His study of Colombian-United States relations since 1974, Not Just About Drugs, will be published by Random House Colombia in Spanish in 2016.
CCA Publications: Colombian Peace Negotiations: the Long Road to Resolution