Dr. Miloud Chennoufi

Dr. Chennoufi teaches international relations at the Canadian Forces College (Toronto) where he chairs the Department of Security and International Affairs. He has a diploma (Baccalaureate) in Economic Sciences from the Université d’Alger and a Master of Business Administration, with a major in Theory of Organizations, from the École des hautes études commerciales of Montreal (HEC Montréal) and a PhD from the Université de Montréal. From 2000 to 2006, he taught Management and Sociology of Organizations at HEC Montréal and Political Thinking at the Université de Montréal. In the 1990s, he was a political and economic journalist in Algeria. His areas of interest include the theory of international relations, political theory, and the geopolitics of the Middle-East. Dr. Chennoufi published his first book in 2003 titled Grandes puissances et islamisme, which gathers, in addition to its namesake study, some articles on International Security and Economic Development, as well as political essays. In 2013, he co-edited a volume on strategic studies, Les études stratégiques au XIXe siècle.

Dr. Bruce M. Hicks

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Dr. Hicks’ primary research focus is on formal institutions of governance – constitutions, legislatures, courts, governments and federalism – in developed countries like Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Europe. More specifically he has been researching institutional change; why some countries have been able to ‘reform’ their institutions of governance and amend their constitutions, while in other countries these seem impervious to change; and the relationship of social cleavages and partisan politics to change. Dr. Hicks’ writing has appeared in such academic publications as the Review of Constitutional Studies, Electoral Insight, Electoral Studies and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. A former Associate with the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies and the Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, Dr. Hicks proposed the change to the Canadian coat of arms which saw the motto of the Order of Canada added to the shield (a change approved by the Queen in 1993). Most recently he wrote an expert opinion for the Quebec Government in its constitutional challenge of the federal government’s plans to make the Senate elected, a case it won at both the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to teaching, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Financial Post‘s ‘Directory of Government’, bureau chief for United Press International and a syndicated columnist in (mostly) Thomson newspapers.