OTTAWA, July 14, 2017 — The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that its President Guy Laforest has been appointed Executive Director of the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), a member of the Université du Québec network.
Guy Laforest, who assumed the role of Federation President in May 2017, will begin his five-year appointment at ENAP on August 14, 2017.
“In the turbulent world in which we live in 2017, an institution like ENAP works to maintain and promote, through teaching and research, the great French-language humanism that is tied to the fate of Quebec society in North America and around the world,” said Laforest.
Guy Laforest is currently Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval, where he has taught for 29 years. He is an acclaimed scholar whose main areas of teaching and research are modern political theory, intellectual history, Canadian constitutional politics, and the theories of federalism and nationalism. Widely published in Canada and internationally, his current work is focused on the reinterpretation of Canadian federalism. Laforest is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada (2014) and a Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade de l’Association des parlementaires de la francophonie, at the National Assembly of Quebec (2013).
“The Federation is proud to see the prestigious appointment of our President to an institution dedicated to public service education and responsible citizenship, and we wish him the best of luck in his new role,” said Gabriel Miller, Executive Director of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.