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Scientific director

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte (PhD Oxford) is professor of political sciences at the University of Montreal. Expert in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, her main research agenda is set in feminism in international relations, Middle-East politics and islamist movements. She completed a PhD at Oxford University thanks to a Rhodes scholarship. Before joining UdeM and CÉRIUM, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte was an advisor, then chief of staff to three Canadian foreign ministers. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, she carried out public policy mandates in several countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Contact Laurence Deschamps-Laporte by email 
514 343-6111 poste 50947

Academic director

Kathryn Furlong is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Montreal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Water and Urbanization (2011-2021). She holds a doctorate in human geography (UBC). Her research focuses on the social and environmental consequences of political-economic restructuring for water management and governance, particularly in the context of municipal governance. Her research thus brings together the disciplines of economic and urban geography and political ecology while addressing many issues related to governance, politico-economic restructuring, the delivery of municipal services, socio-technical networks, consumption and the links between practice and ethics. Her research has been supported by SSHRC, FQRSC, Infrastructure Canada and the Canadian Water Network.

Contact Kathryn Furlong by email
514 343-6111 poste 39949

Master of International Studies' Director

David Grondin (Ph.D) is professor in the Communication department at the Université de Montréal. His research focuses on the relationship between culture, science, technology and security in the American context in particular, and in the geopolitical framework of globalization in general. More specifically, it addresses issues related to security, mobility and the redefinition of citizenship in the digital age.

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514 343-6111 poste 55511


Clara Bort, Coordinator
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Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay, Fellow and principal adviser for communication and partnerships
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514 343-6111, poste 50943

Aicha Tahri, Responsible for finances
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514-343-6111, poste 0922