Newsletter 31

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Office of the dean for research November 21, 2022 Newsletter 31


The Fonds de recherche du Québec officially recognized Royal Military College Saint-Jean as a research grant management institution on 25 October 2022. University professors are now eligible for FRQ-led research grant programs that can be managed internally, without the need for an intermediary institution.

The Leadersphère 2022 conference “Analyser, décider, agir: Répondre aux défis de sécurité contemporains” was held on 6 October. Led by Élisabeth Vallet and Marina Sharpe, the conference provided us with the opportunity to hear from high quality speakers. The conference was the culmination of a lot of hard work to bring research to life within our institution.

Leadersphère 2022

Canadian Undergraduate Security Conference 2023 to be held at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, February 11, 2023. Encourage your students to present their research to leading experts/practitioners in the largest network of undergraduate students interested in security issues.

The call for papers focuses on the following four topics: Climate and Environmental Security; Great Power Politics; Peacekeeping; Security and New Technologies. Interested parties are invited to submit a 250-350 word abstract of their paper on one of those topics to Deadline: December 5, 2022


Charles-Philippe Courtois attended the 74th conference of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française (IHAF) in Quebec City from 20 to 22 October 2022, to present the IHAF General Assembly with the theme and site of the 75th IHAF conference, which will be held at RMC Saint‑Jean. The academic theme of the 75th conference, “Pouvoirs et mémoires dans les Amériques françaises,” is committed to international perspectives. The Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, which was founded in 1946 by Lionel Groulx, is the main scholarly society for researchers studying the history of Quebec and French-speaking North America and brings together researchers from all over the world working on the various Francophone societies of the Americas. Approximately 200 papers were presented at the 74th IHAF conference in 2022. This trip to represent RMC Saint‑Jean was supported by the CRITIC Histoire de la guerre et de la stratégie research group.

The text of the call for papers will be available here.

Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française


September - October - November

Mourad Djebabla published the chapter “Les défis logistiques d’un retour lointain: attente, violence et démobilisation des troupes canadiennes en 1919” in La vie d’après. Les retours de la Grande Guerre.

Charles-Philippe Courtois presented, in collaboration with Félix Bouvier (UQTR), the paper “Rapports entre majorité et minorités dans l’enseignement de l’histoire nationale: perspectives sur le cas québécois, du XIXe siècle jusqu’à aujourd’hui” as part of the 6th International Conference of the International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE) at UQTR, on the topic “Teaching and Learning History and the Social Sciences in Relation to Minorities-Majorities Dynamics in a National Context.” on 22 September 2022.

La vie d'après. Les retours de la Grande Guerre.

Chantal Lavallée gave the presentation “La relance de la défense européenne dans le contexte de la guerre en Ukraine et l’impact pour le Canada, entre défis et opportunités” as part of the annual colloquium of the Network for Strategic Analysis under the theme of Finding Our Way Back: Defining a Coherent International Strategy for Canada, which was organized in Ottawa on 22 September.

Denis Lavigne co-edited the special issue “Energy Modelling Platform – North America 2020 (EMP-NA 2020)” of Energy Strategy Reviews (ESR).

Bruno Charbonneau held the event “Climate finance and climate security” for the launch of the new issue of Au Courant, from Global Affairs Canada, on 28 September 2022.

On the same day, he presented the “Bilan des opérations de paix” during the conference of the United Nations Association in Canada held at UQAM.

Christian Boudreault and his colleagues published the article “Entanglement and separability in continuum Rokhsar-Kivelson states” in Physical Review Research.

Chantal Lavallée published the article “Les écosystèmes de défense et d’innovation en Europe: l’UE et l’OTAN à la croisée des chemins” in Diplomatie, Les Grands Dossiers de Diplomatie on the subject “Géopolitique et technologies: puissance, souveraineté, défense”.

Mourad Djebabla organized a lecture on the topic of military revolutions in the 16th century with a presentation by UQAM professor Benjamin Deruelle on 5 October.

Danic Parenteau gave a lecture on 5 October to a group of German and Austrian graduate students visiting Quebec at the Goethe Institute in Montreal on the theme of multiculturalism in Quebec and Montreal.

Bruno Charbonneau participated in the roundtable on Mali, organized by the EPICC research group at the University of Montreal on 6 October.


Danic Parenteau delivered a lecture at the last annual conference of the International Society for Military Sciences (ISMS) held at the Military University Institute of Portugal in Lisbon entitled “A reasoned response to an unpredictable situation: The education of officer cadets in military academies,” and acted as panel chair on 13 October 2022.

Mourad Djebabla organized a lecture on the evolution of the French Royal Navy in the 18th century with the participation of French naval researcher and historian Patrick Villiers on 15 October.

Bruno Charbonneau presented the lecture entitled “Geopolitics of Climate Change” for the School of Public Service in Ottawa.

Marina Sharpe participated in the expert meeting recommending the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for the development of legislation on migrants’ rights in Africa, held in Banjul, Gambia on 14–15 October.

Anne Caumartin presented “Le jupon qui dépasse comme ultime signe du trash,” as part of the conference Enquête sur les littératures trash dans le Québec contemporain of the American Council for Quebec Studies on 22 October 2022.

Bruno Charbonneau gave the lecture “Sécurité climatique au Sahel” during the conference “Madrid 2022: Un sommet pivot pour l’OTAN?” of the Institut d’études de géopolitique appliquée and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division at the French Senate on 28 October.

Mulry Mondélice collaborated in the organization of the 11th edition of the Fall School on the European Union of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration of Laval University, which took place from October 30 to November 4. Several colleagues participated as speakers: Mulry Mondélice “La promotion du droit international dans l'action humanitaire de l'Union européenne”, Yann Breault “The Russian aggression, between political and economic stakes”, Simon Hogue “The war in Ukraine, a cyberwar?”, Chantal Lavallée “The influence of the War in Ukraine on the European Union's defence policy”, André Simonyi “Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine on the evolution of conflicts” in the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair's study day dedicated to the war in Ukraine, at Laval University, on November 2.

Simon Hogue and Chantal Lavallée organized the Regards croisés sur la gouvernance des technologies conference morning as part of CRITIC's Governance of Emerging Technologies research group on November 7.

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