Guillaume Boulianne is a master's student in International Studies, International Security profile, at the École supérieure d'études internationales of Laval University. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from the Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay. His career as a military reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve led him to develop a passion for national and international security issues. His master's thesis, directed by Prof. Eytan Tepper and BGen(ret) Richard Giguère, deals with the inadequacies of international space law in the area of space weaponry.
Philippe Bourbeau is the first Director of the Graduate School in International Studies at the University Laval. Bourbeau is Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Immigration and Security and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University Laval. His work adopts a multidisciplinary approach to international issues. He has published articles on the securitization of migration, the power of numbers in global governance, resilience as applied to world politics, the practice approach in international relations, and a multidisciplinary theorization of security. His most recent books include On Resilience, Genealogy, Logics and World Politics (Cambridge University Press,…
Major-General Lise Bourgon joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1987 and received her pilot wings following graduation from College Militaire Royal de St-Jean in 1992. As a helicopter pilot, she was assigned to 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Shearwater, Nova Scotia where she deployed on numerous Royal Canadian Navy deployments. She also served as an instructor with 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron (OTS). Operational tours included Detachment Commander on HMCS Montreal during a 6 month tour and the Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander for OP IMPACT, the first Canadian female to serve in that position. Leadership opportunities included the…
Arthur Boutellis is a Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute, where he was Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, and teaches a graduate-level seminar at Columbia University. In addition to IPI, Arthur has worked with the UN missions in Burundi (BINUB), Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT), Haiti (MINUSTAH), and Mali (MINUSMA) where he supported the 2014-15 Mali peace negotiations as part of the UN Mediation Team. His prior work with humanitarian NGOs and think tanks focused on the Middle East and Africa. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow…
Scholar | Great Powers
Yann Breault is Assistant Professor at Royal Military College of St-Jean. He has previously worked at University of Québec in Montréal. He is co-founder, with Jacques Lévesque, and current co-director of the Observatoire de l’Eurasie (ODE). His research focuses on foreign policy (Russia, ex-USSR States), nationalism, geopolitics. He is co-author with Jacques Lévesque and Pierre Jolicoeur of La Russie et son ex-Empire, reconfiguration géopolitique de l’ancien espace soviétique (Science Po, 2003). He has contributed to the recent collective work The Return of the Cold War : Ukraine, the West and Russia (Routledge, 2016). He has published in many academic journals,…
Kerry Buck was most recently Assistant Secretary to the Treasury Board, Economic Sector, from 2018 to 2021. Prior to that, she was Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO from 2015 to 2018. Ms. Buck is a career diplomat who was Political Director and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security and Political Affairs, and served in Assistant Deputy Minister positions on Afghanistan, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Director General for the Middle East and Maghreb. Earlier in her career she was posted to the Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. Ms. Buck led Canadian…
Marc-Olivier Cantin is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Montreal. Before starting his doctoral studies, he worked at the New York-based NGO Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, where he analyzed different situations of violation of human rights around the world. His research focuses on violence against civilians in intra-state conflicts and on radicalization processes within rebel groups. He has a master in International Relations from King’s College London.
Scholar | Capacity Building
Isabelle Caron is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Administration in Dalhousie University. She is a former senior policy analyst with the Canadian Government. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion, management in public organizations, comparative public administrations, administrative reforms, accountability mechanisms, control in public organizations. She has published in academic journals Administration publique du Canada, Journal of Agricultural Studies, Food Protection Trends. She is the author of many reviewed book chapters : « Entre ouverture et transparence: situer le cas canadien » in Savard, Jean-François & Jean-Patrick Villeneuve (eds.), L’État et le citoyen. Analyses et expériences au Canada…
Rémy Carugati is currently an MBA student in Strategy and Economic Intelligence at the Paris School of Economic Warfare. Passionate about strategic studies, he worked as a research assistant in the political science department under the direction of Professor Jonathan Paquin when he was a student in the Master of International Studies - International Security (2020-2022). Rémy also completed an internship at the RAS where he worked on the Taiwan issue under the supervision of Justin Massie, whom he also accompanied as a research assistant at the RAS after his internship.
Amélie Chalivet (she/her) is a doctoral student in cotutelle at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and at the University of Quebec in Montreal. She is starting her thesis on India's strategic culture under the supervision of professors Jean-Vincent Holeindre and Justin Massie. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Panthéon-Assas and Sorbonne Universities. Her academic interests include India's foreign policy, its ties with its neighbors in South Asia and its nuclear deterrence strategy.