André Abel Barry

André Abel Barry

Scientific Board
M. André Abel Barry is a programme specialist at the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). He is notably responsible for legal and judicial cooperation as well as monitoring support for the G5 Sahel, within the Directorate of Political Affairs and Democratic Governance of the OIF, in Paris (France). He thus coordinated the establishment of the Francophone Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism That May Lead to Terrorism (FRANCOPREV) in 2018. André has worked for more than 18 years in diplomacy and international cooperation with a particular emphasis on countries in crisis or emerging from crisis. He…
François Audet

François Audet

Scientific Board
Francois Audet is Professor at the School of Management (ESG) of the Université du Québec à Montréal and the scientific Director of the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH). In 2018, he became the Director of The Montreal Institute of International Studies (IEIM-UQAM). He holds a PhD in Public administration from ENAP for his research on local capacity building and the decisional process of the humanitarian organizations. He also has over fifteen years experience in humanitarian action. He was a Visiting scholar at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University. He was…

Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard

Scholar | Great Powers
Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard is a Marie S. Curie Fellow at the Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen, an assistant professor (on leave) specializing in Defence, Security Studies and Design Theory, and the design thinking curriculum lead for O4-O5s at Canadian Forces College (CFC). Philippe is the co-founder of Innovation Methodologies for Defence Challenges (IMDC), the leading global annual convention gathering military designers, instructors, and researchers from around the world since 2016. He also successfully designed, coordinated and led two world-class design thinking exercises called Shifting Sands for 80 students supported by 8 facilitators, 11 regional experts, 6 directing staffs during…

Stéphanie Bélanger

Scholar | Capacity Building
Stéphanie Bélanger is professor in the Department of French Language, Literature and Culture at the Royal Military College of Canada where her research focuses on war testimony, soldier identity and moral injuries. She specializes in military ethics and just war theories. Dr. Bélanger is the associate scientific director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. She is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (University of Toronto Press funded in 2015). She is programme chair for the North American Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics as well as the co-editor…
Jessy Benoit

Jessy Benoit

Emerging Scholar
Jessy Benoit is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Québec in Montréal under the supervision of Jacques Lévesque. His research interests focus on Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign policy as well as on the geopolitics of Eurasia.
BERLAND Chloé

Chloé Berland

Emerging Scholar
Chloé Berland is a Master's candidate in Political Science – Public and International Affairs at the Université de Montréal. Born in São Paulo (Brazil) and having lived there for most of her childhood, Chloé moved to Montreal to pursue her university studies. She is interested in security studies and international power dynamics, but also in issues of nationalism, ethnicity and gender. As part of her Master's degree, Chloé completed an internship with the Research Network on Peace Operations (ROP), and was also an intern at the International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), where she was able to develop skills in…
Bgen Simon Bernard

Brigadier-General Simon Bernard

Advisory Board
Brigadier-General Simon Bernard started his career in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 at Royal Military College of Saint-Jean as an infantry officer. A member of the Royal 22e Régiment, he served for more than ten years in the battalions and commanded the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment and the Citadelle de Québec. Cumulating more than 32 years in the Profession of Arms, he has served at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. He has also served 2 years with the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land) in Heidelberg, Germany. He has deployed to Croatia under the United Nations and…
Junru Bian

Junru Bian

Emerging Scholar
Junru is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at McGill University under the co-supervision of Dr. Vincent Pouliot and Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé. His research, funded by the FRQSC, seeks to identify challenges and issues humanitarian professionals encounter during their everyday work in complex, uncertain and at times dangerous environments that affect their ability to perform their work functions. As part of his research, he interviews humanitarian, peacekeeping and development practitioners in the field to understand their needs. After living in Russia, Afghanistan and most of Central Asia, Junru moved to Canada for his Bachelor's degree in International…

Laurent Borzillo

Postdoctoral Intern
Laurent Borzillo is a postdoctoral intern in the Department of Political Science at UQAM and at RAS, supervised by Justin Massie. The postdoctoral position is linked to the CEPEL (Centre d'Etudes Politiques de l'Europe Latine) of the University of Montpellier and the DGRIS of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces (Ambassador Program). He holds a doctorate/Ph.D in political science between the Universities of Montpellier and Montreal (2020) and is the director of the Defence and Strategy Forum. His research interests focus on security and military cooperation in Europe, transatlantic relations, contemporary military interventions as well as the defence policies of…

Marianne Bouchard

Emerging Scholar
Marianne Bouchard is a junior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Her research focusses on security, gender, and peacekeeping. She graduated from Queen’s University in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Political Studies, specialising in international relations and gender studies. She holds two honours degrees from the Royal Military College of Canada in Military and Strategic Studies and French, Literature, and Culture. Marianne is co-chair of the Armed Forces and Society working group of the International Society for Military Science (ISMS), a member of Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-C), and a collaborator on French-language African literature for the French…