2023 International PHD Academy

Partnering and mentoring for capacity-building on a global scale

International PhD Academy on Innovation, Development & Policy

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We are pleased to launch the first International PhD Academy in Innovation, Development and Policy which will take place as from May 29th to June 3rd, 2023. 

The Academy addresses innovation, development, and policy from a multidisciplinary perspective, and is relevant to the Global South and the Global NorthIt brings together leading practitioners and frontier researchers within these 3 intersecting fields, and they will lead the sessions across multiple practical and theoretical areas.  

The Academy is co-organized by Associate Professors Jahan Ara Peerally (HEC Montreal) and Claudia De Fuentes (Saint Mary’s University) on behalf of HEC Montreal, the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University and The North America and Caribbean Chapter of the Globelics Academy (NACLICS). 

The Academy regroups 21 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and 35 peer and expert mentors from North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

Meet the inaugural cohort

Cohorte Académie doctorale internationale

  • Farideh Bahrami HEC Montreal
  • Brenno Buarque de Lima  State University of Ceará  
  • Tracey Broome  University of the West Indies  
  • Jared Byrne  Arizona State University  
  • Benjamin José Cornejo Costas  University of Utrecht  
  • Hassan Ebrahimi  Uinversity of Ottawa   
  • Eduardo Hernández Rodríguez  University of Utrecht  
  • Karl Janelle  HEC Montreal  
  • Yekaterina Kovaleva  LUT University  
  • Margaux Maurel HEC Montreal  
  • Miguel João Milanez HEC Montreal  
  • Nafisat Olabisi  University of Leeds  
  • Zineb Roudani  Shanghai Jiao Tong University  
  • Karen Estefanía Sánchez González  El Colegio de la Frontera Norte   
  • Fariba Seyedjafarrangraz  Sobey School of Business, SMU  
  • Milad Seyyed Shirvani HEC Montreal  
  • Andrea Soca Fernanda  Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Salvador Tapia Gutiérrez   Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 
  • Unathi Thango  University of South Africa  
  • Giang Thu Nguyen  University of the West of England  
  • Kerena Torres Castañeda  Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 

 

The organizers: Co-founders of NACLICS and Interim Board Members

Dr. Susan Cozzens 
Professor Emerita, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. 

Dr. Andrew Cummings 
Researcher affiliated with FLACSO El Salvador and Research and Development Institute NITLAPAN, Central American University, Nicaragua. 

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes 
Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sobey School of Business, SMU, Canada. 

Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally 
Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Tatevik Poghosyan
Policy Advisor and Economist, Treasury Board Canada, Canada. 

Dr. Alejandra Rosales Soto 
Assistant Professor of Business Engineering, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, YSI-MEMBER, Mexico. 

Dr. Dhanaraj Thakur 
Research Director, Center for Democracy and  Technology, USA. 

Dr. Thomas Woodson
Associate Professor, Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, USA. 

 

Mentors, Speakers and Moderators 

 

Faculty Mentors 

Dr. Susan Cozzens 
Professor Emerita, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. 

Dr. Andrew Cummings 
Researcher affiliated with FLACSO El Salvador and Research and Development Institute NITLAPAN, Central American University, Nicaragua. 

Dr David Doloreux 
Professor, Department of International Business, Chair of Innovation and Development, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Anthony Frigon
Assistant Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes 
Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and  Innovation, Sobey School of Business, SMU, Canada. 

Dr. Hamed Motaghi  
Associate Professor of Business Technology Management, University of Quebec (Outaouais- UQO), Canada.

Dr. Guy Paré 
Professor, Director of PhD Program, Research Chair in Digital Health, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally 
Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Claudia Rebodello 
Full Professor, Department of Logistics and Operations Management, HEC Montréal, Canada.

Dr. Sonja Ursula Katharina Rohmer 
Assistant Professor, Department of Logistics and Operations Management, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Ekaterina Turkina 
Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chair of Global Innovation Networks, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Thierry Warin
Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Thomas Woodson 
Associate Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University, USA. 

 

Policy Mentors 

Dr. Andrea Barrett 
Lecturer of Innovation Technology Management, University of Technology, Jamaica. 

Dr. Jeff Kinder 
Project Director, Council of Canadian Academies, Canada. 

Ms. Rhonda Moore 
Executive Director, Science and Innovation Institute on Governance, Canada. 

Dr. Tatevik Poghosyan 
Policy Advisor and Economist, Treasury Board Canada, Canada. 

Dr. Dhanaraj Thakur 
Research Director, Center for Democracy and  Technology, USA. 

 

Speakers and  Moderators 

Dr. Guillermo Anllo 
Regional Specialist in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Programme, Oficina Regional de Ciencias para América Latina y el Caribe, UNESCO Montevideo. 

Ms. Jane Bolivar 
Director, Graduate Career Services, Sobey School of Business, SMU, Canada. 

Dre Maude Brunet 
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Susana Borras 
Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Dr. Cristina Chaminade 
Professor in Innovation and Sustainability, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden. 

Dr. Susan Cozzens 
Professor Emerita, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. 

Dr. Andrew Cummings 
Researcher affiliated with FLACSO El Salvador and Research and Development Institute NITLAPAN, Central American University, Nicaragua. 

Dr. David Doloreux 
Professor, Department of International Business, Chair of Innovation and Development, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Sarah Yan Feng 
Research Manager, Data Science, Research and Development Unit, Results Division, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada, Canada. 

Dr. Paulo N. Figueiredo 
Professor of technology and innovation management,  Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil. 

Dr. Paméla Trudeau-Fisette  
Advisor, Research grant and  ethics, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Clovis Freire 
Officer-in-Charge, Commodity Research and Analysis Section, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland. 

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes 
Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sobey School of Business, SMU, Canada. 

Dr. Will Gibbons 
Director – Data Science, Research and Development, Results Division, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada, Canada. 

Dr. Stratos Kamenis 
Policy Analyst/Economist, Investment for Sustainable Development, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD, France. 

Dr. Erika Kramer-Mbula 
Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Dr. Éric Lefrançois 
Senior Advisor, Research Grants and Ethics, HEC Montréal, Canada. 

Stephen Long 
Chief Economist for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Canada. 

Dr. Margaret Mckee 
Associate Professor of Management, Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Professional Graduate Programs, Sobey School of Business, SMU, Canada. 

Dr. Guy Paré 
Professor, Director of PhD Program, Research Chair in Digital Health, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally 
Associate Professor of International Business and  Innovation, HEC Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Tatevik Poghosyan 
Policy Advisor and Economist, Treasury Board Canada, Canada. 

Dr. Lorena Rivera 
Economist, Co-editor of the Global Innovation Index · World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland. 

Dr. Alejandra Rosales Soto 
Assistant Professor of Business Engineering, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, YSI-MEMBER, Mexico. 

Dr. Fernando Santiago 
Industrial Policy Officer, Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria.

Dr. Sandra Schillo
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Telfer, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johan Schot 
Professor of Global History and Sustainability Transitions, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Challenges, Netherlands. 

Dr. Dhanaraj Takur
Research Director, Center for Democracy and  Technology, USA. 

Dr. Ekaterina Turkina 
Professor, Departmentr of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chair of Global Innovation Networks, HEC Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Matthew Wallace
Senior Program Specialist, Education and Science, International Development Research Centre, Canada.

Dr Thomas Woodson 
Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University, USA. 

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