Annex B - University of Ottawa Professors and Senior Fellows

The following have shared their knowledge and experience with participants:

  • Luc Juillet – Luc is Director of the GSPIA, and Jean-Luc Pépin Research Chair on Canadian Government. He recently co-authored a book on the merit principle in the public service, Defending a Contested Ideal: Merit and the Public Service Commission 1908-2008.
  • Robert Asselin – Robert is Assistant Director of the GSPIA. Prior to that, he held several senior governmental positions such as Advisor and Speechwriter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Policy Advisor to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as Chief of Staff to the Associate Minister of National Defence.
  • Gordon Betcherman Gordon Betcherman is Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies as well as the GSPIA. Dr. Betcherman joined the University of Ottawa after 11 years at the World Bank, most recently as Sector Manager and Lead Economist in the Human Development Sector, Europe and Central Asia Region.
  • Patrick Fafard – An Assistant Professor at the GSPIA, Patrick has worked as Director General of Strategic Policy and Research at the federal Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, and in the Saskatchewan Department of Health.
  • Robert Fowler - Robert Fowler has had a distinguished career as a Canadian diplomat and public servant. In addition to having served as Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations (1995-2000) and to Italy (2000-2006), he also served as foreign policy advisor to three Prime Ministers. He was also the Deputy Minister of National Defence (1989-1995) and the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for Africa.
  • Richard French – Richard holds the CN Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the GSPIA. Richard French previously served as vice-chairman (telecommunications) of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He taught at McGill University before entering provincial politics in Quebec, which lead him to serve as a Member of the National Assembly as well as Minister of Communications. He also worked in the private sector, serving as vice-president of Bell Canada and CEO of Tata Communications in India.
  • Greg Fyffe – A Senior Fellow at the GSPIA, Greg served in several Assistant Deputy Minister roles in the federal government as well as Chief of Staff to various federal Ministers. Prior to his retirement in 2008, Greg was Assistant Secretary, Intelligence Assessment at the Privy Council Office.
  • Ralph Heintzman – An Adjunct Research Professor at the GSPIA, Ralph served in the federal public service for over thirty years, including positions as Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Board Secretariat. In 2006, he was awarded the Vanier Medal by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
  • Michael Kergin – Michael, also a Senior Fellow at the GSPIA and long-serving leader in the Canadian Foreign Service, was Ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2005, and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. He is currently Special Advisor on Border Management to the Premier of Ontario.
  • André Laliberté - André is a Professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is a graduate of UQAM (1991), and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 1999. André has written on the issue of identity and the relations between state and religion in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.
  • Claude Laverdure – During his long career in the Canadian Foreign Service, Claude served as Ambassador to France, Belgium and Haiti. From 2000 to 2003 he was Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the GSPIA, and Vice-President of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation.
  • Patrick Leblond – Before joining the GSPIA as Assistant Professor, Patrick was Assistant Professor of international business at HEC Montréal and Director of the Réseau économie internationale (REI) at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal (CERIUM).
  • Gilles Paquet – Gilles has spent over forty years as a scholar, prolific writer, teacher and senior university administrator, divided more or less equally between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. He was President of the Royal Society of Canada from 2003 to 2005.
  • Roland Paris - Roland is holding the University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa; he is the founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, and Associate Professor at the GSPIA. His research interests are in the fields of international security, international governance and foreign policy.
  • Barry Stemshorn – A long-time federal public servant, most notably in the regulatory field, Barry was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Environmental Protection Service at Environment Canada from 2000 to 2006. He is now a Senior Fellow at the GSPIA.
  • Thomas Townsend – Thomas is a Senior Fellow at the GSPIA. He served for many years as a federal public servant, most notably as Executive Director of the Policy Research Initiative, and as an executive in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and in the Correctional Service of Canada.
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