Associate Experts

Olivier Arvisais

Arvisais, Olivier

Professeur - UQÀM
Université du Québec à Montréal , OCCAH

Olivier Arvisais est professeur au département de didactique de la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Il est chercheur associé à l’Observatoire canadien sur les crises et l’aide humanitaires (OCCAH). Ses recherches portent sur la didactique des sciences humaines et sociales et les initiatives d’éducation dans les camps de réfugiés. Finalement, le professeur Arvisais oeuvre aussi régulièrement comme consultant-chercheur pour le secteur de l’éducation du Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

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Ygal Bendavid

Bendavid, Ygal

Professor, automated identification technologies /RFID expert
ESG - Université du Québec à Montréal

Ygal Bendavid is a Professor at the Department of Management and Technology in the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada, where he teaches operations management and information technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a MSc in Technology Management.

His research interests include the adoption of automated identification technologies such as RFID (radio frequency identification) and their impact on organisations and supply chains.

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Céline Bouquin

Bouquin, Céline

Humanitarian aid specialist

After completing her studies in business management, Céline Bouquin started her professional path in 2001 by a short immersion in the industry. Her first six months of employment for a multinational corporation were enough to make her change her mind and lead her towards a radical change.

After spending a few months in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) where she provided help for orphans and street children, she decided to make a living from international solidarity. In 2004, she went back to university in Paris and completed a Master degree in humanitarian aid and NGO development.

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Caouette, Dominique

Director
Centre d'étude de l'Asie de l'Est (CETASE)

Dominique Caouette, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal since 2004, he is coordinator of the Network studies and transnational dynamics of collective action (REDTAC). Dr.Caouette is Director of the Centre for the Study of East Asia (CETASE), moreover he is a member of the Centre for the Study of Peace and International Security (CEPSI) and the Centre for the Policy Research and Social Development (CDPS). He chairs at board of USC Canada, an international development organization focused on food security. He also leads the series “Globalization and Development” at the Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa since 2008. His current research focuses on civil society and the reform of global governance, the agrarian transition and globalization in Southeast Asia, the revolutionary movements and democratization in the Philippines and the study of social movements, transnational advocacy networks and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Asia. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University in 2004.

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Patrick Charland

Charland, Patrick

Professor
Didactic Departement - Université du Québec à Montréal

Dr. Patrick Charland is an Associate Professor from the Didactic Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His research interest are primarily focused on teaching practices in science and technology and on epistemological issues/practices linked to the integration of school subjects with a focus on scientific disciplines, technology and education on environment.

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Alice Corbet

Corbet, Alice

Project manager CNRS
Laboratoire Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM)

In 2008, Alice Corbet completed a thesis in anthropology about Sahrawi refugee camps the at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) and also achieved a post-doctoral research at The Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM, University of Montreal). Her transdisciplinary work focuses on displaced persons and refugees, detention, control of populations, political displacement and humanitarian aid.

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Coulon, Jocelyn

Executive Director
Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix (ROP)

Jocely Coulon is director of the Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations (ROP), affiliated with the Centre for International Studies and Research at the University of Montreal (CERIUM) since 2005.

A journalist career specialized in international affairs; Mr. Coulon is particularly interested in issues related to peacekeeping, the Canadian foreign policy and the United Nations.

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Ann Ellefsen

Ellefsen, Ann

Attorney
Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions - Department of Foreign Affairs

Me Ellefsen is working as an attorney under the Director of the criminal and penal prosecutions at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Her primary research interests are transnational law, humanitarian law, criminal law and the use of armed force in public international law.

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David Ford Johnson

Ford Johnson, David

Humanitarian aid specialist
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Céline Füri

Füri, Céline

For the last six years, Céline Füri has been working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan, Burundi, Ecuador, and at its headquarters in Geneva. In all her postings, she coordinated actions to bring relief, legal and physical protection to refugees, and to promote a better understanding of their rights by host populations and governments.

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Gabriel Goyette

Goyette, Gabriel

Associated researcher
Montreal University

Gabriel C. Goyette holds a master of international relations of the Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at the Université de Montréal.

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Catherine-Lune Grayson

Grayson, Catherine-Lune

Civilian protection consultant

Trained in Anthropology, Political Science and International Law, Catherine-Lune Grayson (Ph.D., Montreal) studies forced migrations and humanitarian action. She has worked in East and Central Africa for several years for the Danish Refugee Council, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Judith Letellier

Letellier, Judith

Judith has been working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for more than four years mostly as Project Coordinator and Deputy Head of Mission. She worked in CAR, DRC, Ethiopia and South Sudan. She is also working on a master degree in Project Management at UQAM a few years after having received a BSc in Physics from McGill University in 2005.

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Lucile Maertens

Maertens, Lucile

Lucile Maertens is a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Geneva where she holds a Teaching Assistant position. Beneficiary of a three-year scholarship from the French Ministry of Defense, she is affiliated to the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI) and the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire (IRSEM).

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Justin Massie

Massie, Justin

Directeur de recherche
Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et du Québec (ENAP) Read more
Kyle Matthews

Matthews, Kyle

Senior Deputy Director, Will to Intervene Project Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
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Pierre Micheletti

Micheletti, Pierre

Doctor
Political Science Institute of Grenoble

Pierre Micheletti, born in 1958, is a French doctor involved into humanitarian work. Doctor and graduated from the National School of public health (Rennes 2000), Pierre Micheletti has begun his experiences on foreign fields in French Guiana and China between 1985 and 1987, as an intern.

In 1987, he joined Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), as project manager in Guatemala. He get involved then into humanitarian work, in Africa (Darfur, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo), Asia (Timor, Burma), Middle East, Maghreb, and South America.

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Morin, David

Deputy director
Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations (ROP)

David Morin is deputy director of the Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations (ROP) since 2008. He is also a professor at the School of Applied Politics of the University of Sherbrooke, lecturer for the Centre Pearson Peacekeeping since 2004 as well as scientific and administrative coordinator of research projects at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and Security (CEPES) at the University of Quebec in Montreal since 2003. His research focuses on international security, peacekeeping, and the foreign policy of France and Canada. Dr. Morin has previously served as case officer in the international relations office of the Staff of the Army in Paris, then political advisor to the commanding General of multinational Brigade North in Kosovo in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the University of Quebec at Montreal and the University of Social Sciences of Toulouse.

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Marie-Claude Savard

Savard, Marie-Claude

Program Manager, International Cooperation
Carrefour International

Marie-Claude Savard is a management professional with twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector. For the past eleven years, she has specialized in the management of international cooperation programs, and currently oversees Crossroads International’s volunteer sending program. As a PMP-accredited manager, she’s interested in how the application of Western management practices impacts Southern organisations, within the context of international aid.

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