CÉRIUM announces the appointments of :
- Martin Papillon as Director of the Research Centre on Public Policy and Social Development (CPDS)
CPDS and ROP are two affiliated units of the CERIUM.
Martin Papillon is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, at the University of Montreal. His work focuses on federalism, democracy and governance in the context of identity pluralism. He is particularly interested in the process of self-determination of indigenous peoples in Canada, including through the negotiation of treaties. He recently published Les Autochtones et le Québec: des premiers contacts au Plan Nord (Presses de l’Université de Montréal) and The State of the Federation: Aboriginal Multilevel Governance (McGill-Queen’s Press).
The Research Centre on Public Policy and Social Development (CPDS) brings together researchers and students interested in public policy processes and issues of democratic governance in a comparative perspective. The CPDS is an essential resource for anyone interested in public policy and citizen participation.
Marie-Joëlle Zahar, professor at the department of political science comes back as Director of the Peace Operations Network. Specialist in the resolution of armed conflicts and building peace issues, Marie-Joëlle returnes to the University after a stint at the United Nations as a member of the Standby Team of experts in mediation of the Department of Political Affairs.
Convinced of the importance of the link between theory and practice, she wants to build on her UN experience to expand the areas of interest of the Network and to strengthen its role as a platform for exchanges between French researchers and practitioners interested in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.