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.
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

Laurent Borzillo

Emerging Scholar
Laurent Borzillo is a teacher-researcher (ATER) at the University of Montpellier, member of CEPEL (Center for Political Studies of Latin Europe). 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 France, Germany and Canada.
Jean-Christophe Boucher

Jean-Christophe Boucher

Scholar | International Organisations
Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He is currently a director of research in civil-military relations at the Canadian Defence and Security Network funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; a research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University; Senior Fellow at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et du Québec. He specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on Canadian foreign…
Yolande Bouka

Yolande Bouka

Scholar | Capacity Building
Yolande Bouka is (Ph.D. American University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. She has worked with and offered support to USAID, the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations, the African Union, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United States Institute of Peace.  Her research and teaching focus on gender, African politics and security, political violence, and field research ethics in conflict-affected societies.  Her current research is a multi-sited historical and political analysis of female combatants in Southern Africa. Her previous research which is now a book manuscript In…