Stéphanie Bélanger

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…

Jeanne Bélanger

Emerging Scholar
Jeanne Bélanger is a Master's student in Political Science - Foreign Policy and Security - at Université Laval. Curious by nature, she is above all fascinated by subjects relating to armed conflict. Her essay, supervised by Professor Alexandre Paquin-Pelletier, will focus on the role of disinformation in interstate warfare. She is also working with Professor Jonathan Paquin on his forthcoming collective work addressing the conflict in Ukraine. In addition, Jeanne recently took part in an intensive program in Europe on the analysis of NATO issues. She visited various military bases and took part in several conferences, including the StratCom Dialogue…

Hager Ben Jaffel

Hager Ben Jaffel holds a PhD in International Relations from King's College London. Her research focuses on a sociological analysis of intelligence and focuses more specifically on the practices and professionals that make up contemporary intelligence. After having analyzed the cooperative relations in the field of counter-terrorism intelligence between Great Britain and Europe, her current research focuses on the study of security practices through the prism of the relationship between security and politics as well as the development of critical approaches to intelligence.  

Adib Bencherif

Adib Bencherif is an Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Politics of the University of Sherbrooke. He teaches courses in applied political science and courses on Africa and the Middle East. He is also a research associate at the Sahel Research Group of the Center for African Studies of the University of Florida, as well as at the UNESCO-PREV Chair and at the Centre Francopaix of the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand at UQAM. He obtained his PhD from the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Sahel Research Group at the University…
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.

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…

Junru Bian

Emerging Scholar
Junru is a doctoral student at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, under the supervision of Dr. Marie-Eve Desrosiers and Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé.His research focuses on the identities, perceptions and practices of constituents within the humanitarian aid, peacekeeping and development sectors in crisis environments. As part of his research, he interviews different conflict interveners to understand their everyday experiences working in crisis environments. Through his research, he seeks to understand the relationship between institutional norms and everyday practices in conflict intervention. After living in Russia, Afghanistan and most of Central Asia, Junru moved to Canada for his Bachelor’s…

Louise Blais

Advisory Board
Louise Blais was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations from 2017 to 2021, responsible for the 2030 Agenda and the campaign for the Security Council. She also served on the UNICEF Executive Board where she was elected as Vice-Chair in 2019. Appointed co-facilitator by the President of the UN General Assembly, she led the negotiations for the resolution of the 31st Special Session on COVID-19. She began her career as an Art Theft Analyst at Interpol. She then served as Program Manager for the National Archives Development Program from 1992-1996 before joining the Department of Foreign…

Fabrice Blais-Savoie

Student Collaborator
Fabrice Blais-Savoie is an undergraduate student at Bishop’s university. He is currently in the last year of an honours in international studies and a minor in political studies. He is a student researcher with the Laval university Groupe de recherche en communication politique, student international relations councillor for the Quebec Ministry of Higher Education, and co-organizer for Canadian Undergraduate Security Conference. His security research focuses on the techno-commercial conflict between the United-States of America and China.

Tehya Blake

Emerging Scholar
Tehya Blake is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies with a specialization in Nationalism, Ethnicity, Peace, and Conflict at Queen’s University. Her research interests pertain to gender and security, peace and conflict, and international relations. She is writing her Major Research Project on the causes of conflict-related sexual violence with an empirical focus on the Russian invasion of Ukraine under the supervision of Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky. She holds a Batchelor of Arts (Honour) degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. During her BA, Tehya received the Kontak…