Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Centre on Governance welcomes visiting scholars from Canada or other countries that wish to pursue a research visits on one of the priorities themes of the Centre on Governance. The Centre on Governance may, depending to availability, provide access to an office, University library services and Internet services. The Centre encourages researchers to participate in the many conferences organized by the Faculty of social sciences and to establish contacts with professors and other members of the Centre's research. The candidates must have raised enough funds to cover the costs of travel and accommodation and must also have been recommended by a member of the Centre on Governance acting as resource-person. For more information, please first visit the Centre’s research axe page and consult with one of the research directors.

The candidates must have raised enough funds to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and visa. The University of Ottawa offers financing opportunities for welcoming international visiting scholars. We welcome you to consider these opportunities in the preparation of your stays.



Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs for American Researchers

Visiting Researchers Program

France-Canada Research Fund

Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Program





Lauren Touchant


Lauren Touchant is a PhD in Public Administration Graduate from the School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability and the Centre on Governance, and the recipient of the Alex Trebek Scholarship. She is also a 2016-2019 Vanier Scholar. Her thesis focused on how municipalities elaborate policy instruments within municipal networks in environmental and energy governance in Canada and the United States. She explored three primary networks: Partners for Climate Protection, managed by the Canadian Federation of Municipalities; Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives; and QUEST Canada. Lauren's research interests are: Climate, Environmental, and Energy policy and governance, the Arctic, and Emergency Preparedness and disaster management.




To carry out a research stay at the Centre on Governance, Brahim Belacel is the recipient of a residential scholarship abroad (PNE) from the algerian ministry of higher education and scientific research. His research interests include public finance reform, good governance, budget transparency, public accounting and public policy development. He has been teaching since 2016 at the higher school of management and digital economy (HSMDE) in Algeria, where he is a lecturer in corporate taxation and general economics. Brahim spent six (06) years working in the Algerian ministry of finance, first as a divisional inspector of the treasury, accounting and insurance, then as project and studies officer in the services of the treasury department of the State of the General Directorate of the Treasury. He was also an assistant Professor class "B" for two (02) years at the Faculty of law and political science of the University M'Hamed Bougara de Boumerdès in Algeria, while defending the multidisciplinary and the confrontation of the human and social sciences (political sciences, public administration, economics, finance, law ...). Brahim holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Algiers 3, a doctorate in law and public finance management from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a master's degree in economics and political science of the University of Algiers 3. He is preparing a second thesis in political science at the University of Algiers 3 on the reform of the budgetary system in Algeria under the co-supervision of Professor Geneviève Tellier of the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa. He was previously selected for a research and development internship at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and at the Center for European Studies at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University.


Oliver Kim

Oliver J. Kim is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award and brings nearly two decades of experience in law, health policy, and policy-making. He teaches as part of the “Semester in DC” program for the University of Pittsburgh, where he has appointments with the university’s law school and graduate school of public and international affairs. Oliver spent a decade working in the United States Senate, first as a senior advisor to a U.S. Senator during the debate over the Affordable Care Act and then as the deputy director for the Senate Special Committee on Aging. He also served as the legislative director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, providing guidance on the Affordable Care Act while defending the organization from legislative attacks on its ability to provide healthcare. Oliver has a BA in English and history from Indiana University at Bloomington, a JD from the University of Minnesota, and an LLM from Georgetown University. He has presented internationally and been published on aging, health equity, reproductive health, and the role of technology in healthcare. He was selected for an Endeavour fellowship from the Australian government, the Woodrow Wilson foreign policy fellowship,the Academy Health Health Policy in Action award, and the American Council of Young Political Leaders’ political exchange program.

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Eleonora Redaelli

Eleonora Redaelli is Associate Professor at University of Oregon (UO). Originally from Italy, she studied at University degli Studi di Milano and at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi. After working for public and private institutions in the cultural sector in Italy, she received her PhD from The Ohio State University. She coordinated and taught in the Arts Management program at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and joined the University of Oregon in 2013. She has been visiting scholar at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, and visiting professor at several institutions such as American University (Rome), Shandong University (Jinan, China), and University of International Business and Economics (Beijin). Her works appear in the International Journal of the Arts in Society, City, Culture and Society, Urban Affairs Review, Cultural Trends, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Geography, Journal of General Education, and Cities. With Palgrave she published “Arts Management and Cultural Policy Research” (2016), co-authored with Jonathan Paquette, and recently “Connecting Arts and Place. Cultural Policy and American Cities“ (2019). In 2019, UO recognized the impact of her scholarship conferring her the prestigious Faculty Excellence Award.

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