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…

Shuangsheng Zhao

Emerging Scholar
Shuangsheng Zhao is a PhD student in Geographic Sciences at Laval University under the supervision of Professor Frédéric Lasserre. He holds a master's degree in Geopolitics from the University of Paris VIII. His doctoral project focuses on Chinese policy towards Pacific island states. With his research, he aims to analyze different geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific, in particular, the influence of China. As part of the research, he will conduct a field survey in three island states (Solomons, Fiji, Papua New Guinea) in Oceania and meet local populations to better understand local issues. His fields of research revolve around the…
Fiacre Zoungni

Fiacre Thibaut Zoungni

Emerging Scholar
Fiacre Thibaut Zoungni is a diplomat by training. After a Masters in diplomacy and conflict resolution at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, he obtained a PhD in Political Science at Laval University. He is currently undertaking a postdoctoral internship at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he is continuing his research on France's military interventions.