Elizabeth Bloodgood, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Dr. Beth Bloodgood is interested in the emergence and influence of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and the political power of expertise. This research starts from her dissertation, now book manuscript, which examines INGOs use of insider information to influence powerful states’ foreign policy, and the implications of informational lobbying for INGOs campaign strategies given their need for credibility.
In a project funded by the FQRSC, she further examines the impact of variations in national regulations on non-profit, non-governmental organizations on the location, structure, and operation of NGOs around the world. Dr. Bloodgood is currently collaborating with Dr. Emily Clough (North Texas) on the application of complex adaptive system approaches to the operation and influence of international NGOs at the level of the international system building from their micro-level motivations. In addition, Dr. Bloodgood is currently working on a project concerning the interests and capabilities of private actors in genocide which is directed at improving private-private and public-private partnerships in response to genocide. This research is being done in collaboration with Dr. Peter Stoett (Concordia) and the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies (MIGS).
In this regard, she is also actively researching the formation and consolidation of epistemic communities at the international level.
PhD (Princeton University)
International Relations and Nongovernmental Organizations
Saif Ullah joined John Molson School of Business in July 2008. He completed his PhD at University of Alberta. He has a BA (Mathematics and Statistics) from University of the Punjab, a Master in Public Administration degree from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and an MSc (Finance) degree from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has worked in banking sector for three years.
He has published papers, among others, in high quality journals, namely, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial Stability, Information Systems Frontiers, International Review of Financial Analysis and Managerial Finance. His research interests are in business ethics, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and financial institutions. He has won best paper by a PhD student award at Northern Finance Association (2005) and has presented his work, among others, at Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (2008), Paris Financial Management Conference 2015, the 24th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management 2016 and 9th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference 2018.
PhD (University of Alberta)