Prof. Alain Létourneau, Ph.D., University of Sherbrooke, conference chair
Alain Létourneau is Full professor at the Philosophy and applied ethics Department of the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). After a Ph.D. held in Philosophy and History of Religions, he teaches regularly Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics (especially Climate), Ethics and Argumentation, while doing research in the fields of dialogue and environmental governance in a practical philosophy perspective. He began on watershed management issues at the regional and local level, and more recently on adaptation to climate change. Having published 10 books and 90 articles in journals and edited books, he also obtained 32 grants either as a main researcher or as a co-researcher. References and links to publications and grants obtained can be found on his department’s webpage.
Prof. Nicolas Bencherki, Ph.D., TÉLUQ
Nicolas Bencherki’s work focuses on the way different facets of organizational reality is communicatively constituted, from a CCO perspective, with special attention to issues of authority and strategy. He co-edits the upcoming Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organizations (to be published by Routledge) and is a coordinator of the Communication, Performativity and Organization standing working group at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). His work has appeared in the Human Relations, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization and Long Range Planning, as well as in communication journals such as Journal of Communication and Communication Theory.
Prof. Geneviève Boivin, Ph.D., University of Sherbrooke
Geneviève Boivin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. Her research interests include the communicative constitution of organizations, institutional theory, intercultural communication, and expatriation. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Management Communication Quarterly.
Prof. Marie-Hélène Desmeules, Ph.D., University of Sherbrooke
Marie-Hélène Desmeules is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke. She holds a dual PhD from Université Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, France, and Université Laval, in Québec, Canada. Her research focuses on consent and its normative and legal usages, ethics as it relates to feminist questions and narrative ethics, as well critical phenomenology.
Matthieu Balay, M. Sc. PhD. candidate, University of Montreal
Matthieu Balay’s PhD thesis project focus on interaction around Team Building activities in organisational context from a CCO perspective. His thesis work is funded by the Fond de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture. Matthieu Balay is also part of a research team exploring the communication aspects of entrepreneurship.
Ron Arnett, Duquesne University
Letizia Caronia, University of Bologna
Theresa Castor, U. of Wisconsin Parkside
Huey-Rong Chen, Chinese Culture University
François Cooren, Université de Montréal
Urszula Okulska, Warsaw University
Edda Weigand, University of Münster
Mariaelena Bartesaghi, University of South Florida
Boris H. J. M. Brummans, Université de Montréal
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Zohar Livnat, Bar Ilan University
Jessica Robles, Loughborough University
Răzvan Săftoiu, Transylvania University of Brasov