13 November 2017

On 12 November 2017, Montréal’s largest daily, La Presse+, published Part I of a special dossier on the Foundation, tagging it as a cross between an innovative community, a vital meeting place, and an unique network. After researching the Foundation and interviewing some of its members, La Presse’s journalist observed that scholars’, fellows’, and mentors’ thinking is anything but cut off from the real world: on the contrary, from Asia to Quebec, fellows Danielle Juteau, Jason Edward Lewis, Cleo Paskal, and René Provost spoke of how their projects thrive on the ground. Part II of the dossier, published the next day, gave the podium to fellows Bessma Momani and Catherine Potvin and to scholar Tammara Soma, who shared their visions of the economy of the future. On the menu: diversity, renewable energy, and the environment.

12 November segment on a world of ideas to discover (in French)
13 November segment on the future economy from women fellows’ perspectives (in French)

Danielle Juteau

Danielle Juteau is a co-founder of the Université de Montréal's Centre for Ethnic Studies and a member of the editorial board of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies.

2003 Fellows

Jason Edward Lewis

Building on his work with First Nations high school students on the Mohawk reserve of Khanawake, Professor Lewis’ Trudeau project will launch a residency program in which Indigenous youth will lead the drive to imagine a prosperous future for Indigenous communities using interactive media.

2014 Fellows

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2018 Directors

Cleo Paskal

Ms. Cléo Paskal's expertise lies in the bridging of global issues along geopolitical, geoeconomic and geophysical lines, particularly with regards to global environmental change and security.

2015 Fellows

Catherine Potvin

An expert in tropical rainforest conservation and climate change, Professor Catherine Potvin’s research seeks to foster cross-cultural learning on climate change with the goal of ensuring that Indigenous peoples of Canada become full partners in the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy and sustainable society.

2016 Fellows

René Provost

Professor René Provost specializes in international human rights, humanitarian law, and legal theory.

2015 Fellows

Tammara Soma

Tammara is studying the factors that influence food consumption and food wasting in urban Indonesia and ways to end the dumping of food waste in landfills.

2014 Scholars