Institute for Advanced International Studies

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Institute for Advenced International Studies (HEI)
Institut Québecois des Hautes Etudes Internationales
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Other name
Former name
Centre québécois de relations internationales (CQRI)
Motto Deo favente haud pluribus impar
Motto in English
By the grace of God, to no one equal
Type Public, post-graduate
Established 1994
Academic affiliation
Université Laval
President Pierre S. Pettigrew
Director Louis Bélanger
Address Pavillon Charles-De Koninck 1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines, Quebec City, Québec, Canada
Language French
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Created in 1994 at Université Laval (Quebec city, Province of Quebec, Canada) the Institute for Advanced International Studies - HEI (in French Institut québécois des hautes études internationales) is an institute of advanced studies dedicated to both researching and teaching international studies with an interdisciplinary focus.[1]

The HEI mission[edit]

  • Provide the community with specialized information services, expertise and activities on international problems;
  • Offer expertise on foreign societies and cultures and their importance in the Canadian and Quebec contexts;
  • Train or contribute to the training of specialists of international affairs and development from a multi-and interdisciplinary framework;
  • Stimulate greater interest in international studies.

The HEI Team[edit]

  • Pierre S. Pettigrew Pierre Pettigrew(President)
  • Louis Bélanger [1](Director)
  • More than 70 scientific researchers recognized for their expertise in the fields of International security, sustainable development, European integration, the Americas, international trade, etc.

Teaching activities[edit]

The HEI offers a master's in international studies which creates experts of the international scene.[2][3] It offers also the doctorate in international studies.[4] These programs are interdisciplinary ones : law, economics, management and political science constitute, by their historical contribution in the field, the main disciplines in these teaching programs.

Research activities[edit]

Our members work about international issues through several research groups:

  • Centre d'études interaméricaines (CEI) (in French) [2]
  • Programme Paix et sécurité internationales (PSI) (in French) [3]
  • Cercle Europe (in French) [4]
  • Groupe d'études et de recherches sur l'Asie contemporaine (GERAC) (in French) [5]
  • Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les conflits identitaires et le terrorisme (in French) [6]
  • Chaire de recherche du Canada en droit de l'environnement (in French) [7]
  • Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les normes de gestion du développement durable (in French) [8]
  • Chaire d'études maghrébines (in French) [9]

Knowledge dissemination activities[edit]

  • The quarterly journal, Études internationales (in French) [10], founded in 1970, is the first French-language scientific journal dedicated to the study of international phenomena.
  • The HEI organise about 50 conferences, symposiums and round tables each year.

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