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Advisory Board


Pierre-Marc Johnson is a lawyer at Lavery law firm in Monréal and a former Premier of Quebec. Mr. Johnson studied law at the University of Montreal and medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. He authored several works on topics such as globalization, and is the co-author of The Environment and NAFTA: Understanding and Implementing the New Continental Law, and Beyond Trade: The Case for a Broadened International Governance Agenda.

External Members

Alain Sans Cartier, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Francophonie du Québec. 

Maxime Aucoin, Executive Vice-President, Strategies and Finance at Hydro-Québec. He holds a master's degree in business management from Harvard Business School and a degree in finance from HEC Montreal. 

Louise Fréchette, OC, University of Montreal graduate and career diplomat. Ms. Fréchette served as Deputy Minister of National Defense, as well as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Nadja Pollaert, general director of Médecins du Monde Canada since 2014. She also headed the International Children's Law Office. 

Representatives of the University of Montreal

Valérie Amiraux, vice-rector for community and international partnerships since 2020. Professor of sociology, her interests focus on the transfer of knowledge beyond academic circles, whether in the form of an exhibition catalog, a comic strip or web documentary. She has directed the journal Sociology and Societies since September 2016 and was elected, in 2017, a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Frédéric Bouchard, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and full professor of the philosophy department. A philosopher of science, his interdisciplinary research focuses on the theoretical foundations of evolutionary biology and ecology as well as the relationship between science and society.

France Houle, dean of the Faculty of Law. Her areas of expertise include administrative law in general, evidence, regulations, administrative directives and global law. She is also interested in migration and professional systems.

Karim Benyekhlef, Director of the Research Centre on Public Law (CRDP) since 2006. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, he worked for the federal Department of Justice from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Benyekhlef was CÉRIUM’s scientific director from 2009 to 2012. He is a professor at the Faculty of Law.

Carl Bouchard, professor in the history department of the University of Montreal, member of the Center for Studies on Peace and International Security (CEPSI), of the Interuniversity Group for the History of Contemporary International Relations and of the Center for Studies and international research from the University of Montreal (CERIUM). He teaches and supervises graduate research around the history of contemporary international relations of the first half of the 20th century, the First World War and the history of peace. He co-directed Cérium for the year 2018-2019.