Academic Advisory Board

Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy at the Sorbonne (Université Paris Descartes) and general editor of "Oeuvres de Hobbes" (Vrin), Yves Charles Zarka, is the founder and director of the journal Cités. He also holds positions as a Global Professor at Peking University and as a visiting professor at both Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Sapienza University of Rome. Honored by the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, his work delves into contemporary philosophy, the epistemology of social sciences, and political science. He has a keen interest in democracy, environmental issues, and cosmopolitical ideas.
Full Professor at the Institute of Religious Studies at the University of Montreal, Solange Lefebvre serves as the director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Religions and Spiritualities. She holds the Chair in Management of Cultural and Religious Diversity and is also a co-holder of the France-Quebec Research Chair on Contemporary Issues of Freedom of Expression. Her work, situated at the intersection of sociology, political science, and theology, focuses on ethnic and intercultural relations, management of ethno-religious diversity, and the political contexts of social transformations.
Educated at the University of Oxford and the University of London, Maleiha Malik is a Professor of Law at King’s College London. An expert in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, her research focuses predominantly on discrimination law theory and practice, along with minority protection and feminist theory. Malik's extensive publications in these fields have significantly contributed to legal scholarship. She has advised the UK Home Office and Ministry of Justice on legal reform. Additionally, Malik serves as the Executive Director of Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), a project of Education Above All (EAA).
Full Professor in Law at the Complutense University of Madrid and Senior Researcher in the Law and Anthropology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. She has held visiting professorships at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and the University of California. Her research focuses on religious minorities, non-discrimination, equality, human dignity, religious diversity in Europe, immigration, integration, multiculturalism, fundamental rights, and Islamophobia.
Educated at Harvard University, Patrice Brodeur is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Religious Studies within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Montreal. He also serves as a Senior Advisor at the International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) in Vienna, Austria. His research primarily centers on monotheistic religions, with a special emphasis on contemporary Islam and interreligious dialogue.
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. His research interests include comparative political economy, autocratic politics, democratization, and Central Asia. His first book, The Dictator’s Dilemma at the Ballot Box (University of Michigan Press, 2022) received several academic awards. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Michigan State University.
Specializing in critical information literacy and the use of generative AI in academia, Majela Guzman serves as a research librarian for Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is the liaison librarian for Political Studies, Public and International Affairs, International Development, and Economics programs.
Lecturer in history at the University of Ottawa and author of Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 (published by NYU Press and Manchester University Press). Nathan Alexander holds a PhD in modern history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.