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Thierry Tardy

Thierry Tardy

Collaborator
Thierry Tardy is Director of the Research Division at the NATO Defense College in Rome. Previously he held senior research and management positions at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris. His fields of expertise include NATO’s policy and adaptation, the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), NATO-EU relations, the politics of crisis management, UN peace operations, and French security and defense policy. He has published six books and more than 100 articles or book chapters. His most recent book is…

Ludwine Tchatat

Emerging Scholar
Ludwine Tchatat currently works as a scientific advisor at the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP). She holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree with honours in political science from the Université de Montréal. She conducted research for her dissertation on the impact of rebel victories in civil conflicts on the improvement of socio-economic conditions of the population. Her work was supervised by Professor Théodore Mclauchlin with whom she also worked as a research assistant on projects related to military training and capacity building.

Vincent Tourret

Emerging Scholar
Vincent Tourret is a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Justin Massie at the Department of Political Science of the University of Quebec in Montreal. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Paris II Assas and in History from the University of Paris IV. He was a research fellow at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique from 2018 to 2022, where he remains a research associate. His work has focused on the "techno-operational" analysis of armed conflicts, which consists in assessing the impact of doctrinal and capability innovations on military apparatuses, at the level…

Gabriel Turmel

Emerging Scholar
Gabriel Turmel is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is particularly interested in security policies. His research focuses on the adoption of different forms of capabilities-based planning (CBP) in the security and defence infrastructure of Western states, particularly in the United States and France.  He currently works as a senior analyst in the Government of Canada’s national security community, as well as in military intelligence within the Canadian Armed Forces.  Before joining the doctoral program in January 2022, Gabriel completed a bachelor’s degree in history at Université Laval…
Srdjan Vucetic

Srdjan Vucetic

Scholar | International Organisations
Srdjan Vucetic is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director (Security) in the Canadian Defence and Security Network (CDSN-RCDS). Before joining the School, Srdjan was Randall Dillard Research Fellow in International Studies at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, Senior Visiting Fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and Senior Visiting Fellow at Institute for Defense and Security Analysis, New Delhi. His work has been published in several academic journals, including Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, European Journal of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis,…
Magali Vullierme

Magali Vullierme

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Magali Vullierme, PhD in political science, is a post-doctoral researcher in the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN, Trent University). She is also an associate researcher at the Observatory for Arctic Policy and Security (OPSA, University of Ottawa), at CEARC (Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ) and at the Observatoire de l'Arctique (directed by the Fondation for Strategic Research on behalf of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, France). Finally, she is a member of the Arctic GDR (CNRS, France). Her research aims to understand better the interrelationships between, on the one hand, the indigenous and local populations of the…
Walkowski Jana

Jana Walkowski

Emerging Scholar
Jana Walkowski (she/her) is a doctoral student in the department of Political Studies at Queen’s University working under the supervision of Dr. Susanne Soederberg. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science with a specialization in Development Studies from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University. Her master’s thesis at McGill explored the trend in EU policy making to merge its migration governance with its development governance through an empirical study of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa Instrument. This project was funded by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship and a 2021…
Eric Whitworth

Eric Whitworth

Student Collaborators
Eric Whitworth is an upcoming graduate student who recently graduated from Bishop’s University with an honours bachelor’s degree, majoring in International Relations and a minor in History. Eric also holds a graduate certificate in Knowledge Mobilization. After graduating from Bishop’s University, he worked for an NGO in Israel researching different issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Under the direction of Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Eric is currently part of a research project investigating issues related to UN peacekeeping-intelligence. Eric research interest focuses on conflict negotiations, conflict resolution and the spheres of power in the MENA region. Eric is fluent in English…

Artur Wilczynski

Artur is a retired senior executive from the Canadian public service. With more than three decades of experience, he has expertise in foreign policy, intelligence, security, and defence issues. He served as a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion with roles supporting 2SLGBTQ+ persons, combatting antisemitism and other forms of racism and discrimination. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a Senior Strategy Advisor with Samuel Associates, and a member of the Board of the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship. Artur worked in a strategic capacity since 1997…
Marie-Joelle Zahar

Marie-Joëlle Zahar

Scholar | Capacity Building
Marie-Joëlle Zahar is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Research Network on Peace Operations and Fellow at the Centre for International Research and Studies at the Université de Montréal. She is also a member of the Scientific Board of the Network for Strategic Analysis. From March 2013 until August 2015, she served as Senior Expert on Power Sharing on the Standby Team of Mediation Experts at the UN Department of Political Affairs where she remains on the UN mediation roster. In 2017, she was a senior expert in the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations for…