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Simon Langlois-Bertrand, PhD, MEng

Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Political Science


Simon Langlois-Bertrand, PhD, MEng
Office: S-H 1225-34 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2147
Email: simon.langlois-bertrand@concordia.ca

Current research projects

The geopolitics of the ecological transition and circular economy paradigms
The environmental state and life-cycle thinking


Education


PhD International Affairs (Carleton University)
M.Sc. Political Science (Université de Montréal)
M.Ing. Industrial Engineering (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
B.Ing. Computer Engineering (École Polytechnique de Montréal)

Research interests

Energy and environmental politics and policy
Social-technical aspects of sustainable development
International relations and development
The role of technology in development
U.S. politics.


Teaching activities

POLI205 - Introduction to International Relations
POLI208 - Sustainability and governance
POLI353 - Principles of Public Policy
POLI392 - Approaches to Social Inquiry
POLI394 - Globalization and Sustainable Development
POLI486 - Global Energy Politics and Policy


Selected Publications

2019. Decarbonizing the North American electricity sector through regional integration. Northeast Decarbonization Alliance.


2019. AssessingState Fragility: A Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Report. Carleton University Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (co-author with D. Carment andY. Samy).


2018.“Pricing the transition: empirical evidence on the evolution of electricity rate structures in North America.” Energy Policy 117 (co-author with P.-O. Pineau).


2018. Canadian Energy Outlook 2018 :Accelerating Action for Climate Change Mitigation. Montreal: Trottier Energy Institute (co-author with N. Mousseau, L. Beaumier, K. Vaillancourt and O. Bahn).


2018. Le Québec sobre en carbone: l’avantage économique. Montreal : Institut du Québec (co-author with J.-G. Côté).


2018. Le Québec sobre en carbone: des débouchés pour les entreprises duQuébec. Montreal : Institut du Québec (co-author with J.-G. Côté and M.-J. Privyk).


2017.Efficacité du système d’échange de droits d’émission des GES au Québec. Montréal: Center for interuniversity research and analysis of organisations (CIRANO) (co-author with P.-O. Pineau).


2017. Technology-based indicators to measure the energy transition (working paper). Trottier Energy Institute.


2017. Life-cycle Analysis and the Environmental State. Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference in Toronto, May 30–June 1 (co-author with M. Jegen).


2016. Balisage des structures et options tarifaires des distributeurs d’électricité et pistes de solutionsHEC Montréal: Chair in Energy Sector Management (co-author with Pierre-Olivier Pineau).


2016. Assessing State Fragility: A Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Report. Carleton University Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (co-author with D. Carment andY. Samy).


2015. “Political-institutional barriers to energy efficiency.” Energy Strategy Reviews 8 (lead author, with M. Benhaddadi, M. Jegen, and P.-O. Pineau).


2014. AssessingState Fragility: A Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Report. Carleton University Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (co-author with D. Carment and Y. Samy).


2014. “Enabling the masters of uncertainty: Political dominance during energy-related social scares.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, March 26-29.


2014. Masters of uncertainty: Social scares and the politics of change in energy policy. Doctoral dissertation. Ottawa:Carleton University.


2013.“Uncertainty, insecurity, and social scares: Explaining major change in energy policy in Germany and the United States.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, April 3-6.


2012. PV Policy Frameworks: Lessons from Domestic and International Policy Engagement with Photovoltaics. Ottawa: NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network (co-author with D. Rosenbloom, J. Meadowcroft and S. Gibb).


2012. A Strategy for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics in Canada. Ottawa: NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network (co-author with D. Rosenbloom and J.Meadowcroft).


2010. The Contemporary Concept of Energy Security. Ottawa: Defense Research and Development Canada.



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