Newsletter 26

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Office of the dean for research February 17, 2022 Newsletter 26

We invite you to read and reflect on the October 2021 report produced by Martin Maltais on RMC Saint-Jean’s research, its training and its integration within Quebec’s group of higher learning institutions (i.e., universities and CEGEPs). We have created a summary of the 26 proposals and 11 findings to facilitate consultation. Both documents are available here below. Our colleague Mr. Maltais is a member of the Department of Education at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Lévis campus) and was the advisor responsible for college and university affairs to the Minister of Education. The office of the Dean will draw on this document to help it best accomplish its mission and, by extension, that of RMC Saint-Jean as a whole and that of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The office of the Dean has also officially requested from the FRQ that RMC Saint-Jean be recognized as an institution that can carry out research fund management. Meetings with officials from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and an analysis of our institution will follow to determine whether we meet the university eligibility criteria.


Christian Boudreault

We would like to congratulate Christian Boudreault for successfully defending his doctoral thesis in physics––entitled Hamiltoniens locaux et information quantique en dimensions réduites––at the Université de Montréal. By adding to the sum of human knowledge, as is required of a thesis, Dr. Boudreault has at the same time enhanced the prestige of the Department of Natural Sciences and that of RMC Saint-Jean as a whole. Bravo Christian for all these years of hard work!

Chantal Lavallée

We would like to highlight the appointment of Chantal Lavallée as an associate researcher at the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire (IRSEM) within the Direction Armement et économie de défense. Chantal will contribute to the international reputation of RMC Saint-Jean.


Danic Parenteau

Danic Parenteau is a visiting professor at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium for the winter 2022 session. This military academy, located in Brussels, is a partner institution of RMC Saint-Jean and an active member of the International Association of Military Academies (IAMA). Danic will act as a research supervisor and will give lectures on officer training.




Catch up

In September, Public Safety Canada granted a one‑year extension to the research grant for the project “L’extrême droite au Québec: Acteurs, idéologies et prévention”, a partnership between RMC Saint-Jean and the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les idéologies politiques et l'intégrisme religieux (CEFIR), for which Marc Imbeault is a co-investigator.

In October, Mulry Mondélice presented the paper “Canada between the influence of international human rights law and the civilianization of military justice” at the International Society of Military Science conference.

A few days later, Mulry Mondélice presented his work, “Rethinking Haiti, International Law and Diplomacy: Lessons Learned from the UN and the Haiti Cholera Case,” at the 33rd annual conference of the Haitian Studies Association.



Bruno Charbonneau published the article “Counter-insurgency Governance in the Sahel” in the journal International Affairs.

Marina Sharpe presented a paper on humanitarian principles at the International Humanitarian Studies Association conference.

André Simonyi organized the roundtable discussion “Complexity and World Politics: Concepts in Context” and the panel “Thinking the World: Complexity and IR” at the annual conference of the International Studies Association Northeast.

Yann Breault co-organized the conference “Geopolitical Change in the Caucasus”, in collaboration with the C3 Eurasia research group (RMC Kingston/CFC Toronto/RMC Saint‑Jean) and the Network for Strategic Analysis.

Bruno Charbonneau participated in the workshop–conference on security, climate and environment at the University of South Denmark.

Charles-Philippe Courtois published the chapter “La pensée éducative de Lionel Groulx” in the collective work La pensée éducative et les intellectuels au Québec. Les intellectuels nés entre 1850 et 1900 published by the Presses de l’Université Laval.

Chantal Lavallée and Mulry Mondélice co-organized the launch conference of the CRITIC research group, “Organisations internationales, droit international et diplomatie,” given by Ambassador Raoul Delcorde on Europe in our new multipolar world.

Marc Imbeault participated in the conference “L'histoire, l'immigration et la langue,” with Frantz Voltaire, at the Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDIHCA).

Yann Breault published the article “La reconquête du Haut-Karabagh: une victoire pour la Russie?” in the magazine Diplomatie.



Mulry Mondélice published the chapter “The UN and the Haiti Cholera Case: Articulating the Rule of Law, Immunities and Responsibility of International Organizations in International Law,” in the collective work Epidemics and International Law, published by the Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations.

Bruno Charbonneau participated in the round table on research in high-risk terrain (Sahel) organized by the University of Sherbrooke.

Bruno Charbonneau organized the FrancoPaix conference on climate security. He acted as a host in addition to being a speaker.

Bruno Charbonneau presented his work at the Climate Change: Science, Geopolitics, Security conference held at Bishop’s University.

Bruno Charbonneau gave the Terrorism in West Africa lecture at the Chatham House and International Affairs Journal webinars.

Bruno Charbonneau gave a lecture on “Réflexions sur la transformation de Barkhane” at the G5 Sahel Military College as part of the NATO-DEEP.

Rubicon, the new Francophone platform for the analysis of international issues, mainly security and defence, for which Chantal Lavallée is a member of the scientific council, was officially launched. Rubicon is an initiative of the Réseau d'analyse stratégique (RAS), the Institut de recherche stratégique de l'École militaire (IRSEM) and the Centre Thucydide of the Université Panthéon-Assas and is supported by the Canadian Department of National Defence through the MINDS program.

Danic Parenteau published a review of Denis Monière's book “Pourquoi le Québec n'est pas encore libre. Une brève histoire du mouvement indépendantiste” in the Bulletin d'histoire politique.

In the same issue of the Bulletin d’histoire politique, Mourad Djebabla published a review “Dan Black, Harry Livingstone’s Forgotten Men: Canadians and the Chinese Labour Corps in the First World War.”


This long list of research activities does not do justice to the many media appearances and expert consultations of our researchers. Special thanks go to Murly Mondélice, Marina Sharpe and André Simonyi!

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