Speaker BIO

Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and at the department of political science at the University of Calgary. At present his research is focused on applied machine learning to understand how the digital world shapes our society. He is currently responsible for projects funded by the Department of National Defence (DND) to study information operations and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to understand civil-military relations in Canada. Dr Boucher also holds grants from Alberta Innovates, the Vaccine Confidence Fund, and Merck to study vaccine hesitancy on social media and develop better communications strategies and tools to increase vaccine uptake. He holds a BA in History from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal, and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval. His areas of expertise are international relations, with an emphasis on foreign policy, international security, and data analytics.