Christian Bouchard

Christian Bouchard

Full Professor

School of the Environment
Science, Engineering and Architecture
S-610, Science Building Sudbury Campus

Biography

Christian Bouchard is full professor at the School of the Environment at Laurentian University (Sudbury, Canada) where his teaching concentrates on sustainable development. Holding a Ph.D. in geography (Université laval, Québec), its research work focusses mainly on the Indian Ocean geopolitics and the Southwest Indian Ocean, with a particular interest for maritime geopolitics and the small island states and territories of the region. He is actually associate editor for the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group) as well as a member of the editorial boards for the Cahiers de géographie du Québec (Université Laval, Québec) and VertigO – La revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement (Université du Québec à Montréal). He is also funding member of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG Inc.).

At Laurentian since 2003, I am actually the Program Coordinator and Student Advisor for the French program in Environmental Studies (BA en études de l'environnement). I am also a member of the LU Academic Senat and a Board member of the LU Faculty Association.

Education

•Ph.D. in Geography (Laval, 2001)

•M.A. in Geography (Laval, 1991)

Academic Appointments

Full Professor, School of the Environment

Program Coordinator and Student Advisor for the French program in Environmental Studies (BA en études de l'environnement)

Past Chair, Department of Environmental Studies (2011-2014)

Past Project Director for the School of the Environment (Winter 2014)

On The Web


Research

Indian Ocean Geopolitics:

     - Geopolitics and Geostrategy

     - France in / France of the Indian Ocean

Small Island States and Territories:

     - Environment, Society and Development

     - Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

Publications

  • Bouchard C. & W. Crumplin (2013) « Indian Ocean region: The evolving context and rising significance of the African littoral »,  Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis Group / Indian Ocean Research Group), vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 150-172.
  • Bouchard C. and W. Crumplin (2013) « France as a pertinent and significant Indian Ocean player », FPRC Journal (Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi, India), No.14 - Indian Ocean: A New Vision, pp. 88-100.
  • Bouchard C. and W. Crumplin (2011) « Two faces of France: ‘France of the Indian Ocean’/‘France in the Indian Ocean’ », Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis Group / Indian Ocean Research Group), vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 161-182.
  • Bouchard C. and W. Crumplin (2011) « Regionalism: the experience of the South-West Indian Ocean Islands » in Sakhuja V. (ed.), Reinvigorating IOR-ARC, New Delhi: Pentagon Press, pp. 27-59.
  • Bouchard C., Marrou L., Plante S., Payet R. et É. Duchemin (dir.) (2010) « Les petits États et territoires insulaires face aux changements climatiques : vulnérabilité, adaptation et développement », VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement, vol. 10, no. 3, numéro thématique mis en ligne en février 2011. [en ligne] http://vertigo.revues.org/10471
  • Bouchard C. and W. Crumplin (2010) « Neglected no longer: the Indian Ocean at the forefront of world geopolitics and global geostrategy », Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2010, pp. 27-49.
  • Bouchard C. (2009) « Transition énergétique dans le contexte des petits États et territoires insulaires » in Boissoneault, J., Corbeil, R. et A. Hien (dir.), Actes de la 15e Journée Sciences et Savoirs. Sudbury : ACFAS-Sudbury (Université Laurentienne), p. 197-211.
  • Bouchard C. (2009) « Fisheries in the French Indian Ocean Territories » in Rumley D., Chaturvedi S. et Sakhuja V. (dir.) Fisheries Exploitation in the Indian Ocean Region: Threats and Opportunities. Singapour : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), chap. 9, pp. 177-193.
  • Bouchard C. (2008) « Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Development in the Small Island States and Territories of the Indian Ocean » in Doyle, Timothy et Risely, Melissa (dir.) Crucible for Survival: Environmental Security and Justice in the Indian Ocean Region. Piscataway (NJ) : Rutgers University Press, chap. 18, pp. 258-272.
  • Bouchard C. (2007) « Maritime Affairs in the Mozambique Channel » in Rumley, Dennis Chaturvedi, Sanjay et Taib, Mat (dir.) The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region. Kuala Lumpur : Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) vol. 3, chap. 5, pp. 73-92.
  • Bouchard C. (2006) « Question de géographie et de développement : Petits États et territoires insulaires du sud-ouest de l'océan Indien ». Cahiers de Géographie du Québec, vol. 50, no. 141, pp. 469-477.
  • Bouchard C. (2006) « L’Altermondialisme : un mouvement émergent dans la nouvelle donne géopolitique mondiale » in Jouve, Bernard et Roche, Yann (dir.) Des flux et des territoires : vers un monde sans États? Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec, Coll. Géographie contemporaine, chap. 7, pp. 199-225.
  • Bouchard C. (2005) « Le défi de l'autosuffisance énergétique dans les petites îles du sud-ouest de l'océan Indien » in Jauze, Jean-Michel et Guébourg, Jean-Louis (dir.) Inégalités et spatialités dans l'océan Indien. Paris / Saint-Denis : L’Harmattan / Université de la Réunion, pp. 283-297.
  • Bouchard C. (2004) « Emergence of a new geopolitical era in the Indian Ocean: characteristics, issues and limitations of the Indianoceanic Order » in Rumley, Dennis et Chaturvedi, Sanjay (dir.) Geopolitical orientations, regionalism and security in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi : South Asian Publishers, pp. 84-109.
  • Bouchard C. (2004) Les petits états et territoires insulaires. Saint-Denis (Réunion) : Observatoire du développement de la Réunion (ODR), coll. Documents, no. 51 (Nov. 2004), 77 pages.