Frédéric Lasserre

Frédéric Lasserre holds a Master of Commerce (ESC Lyon, 1990), an MBA (York U., Toronto, 1991), a DEA in Geopolitics (U. Paris VIII, 1992) and a Ph.D. in Geography (U. Saint-Étienne, France, 1996). He is Professor since 2001 in the Department of Geography at Laval University (Quebec), and researcher at the Hydro-Québec Institute in environment, development and society (IEDS). He is also a researcher associated with the Institut québécois des Hautes études internationales (IQHEI), the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic studies (University of Quebec in Montreal), and Project Director with the ArcticNet research network. With his book L’éveil du dragon. Les défis du développement de la Chine au XXIe siècle (Presses de l’Université du Québec) [The awakening of the dragon. The challenges of development in China in the 21st century], he won the HEC Best Business Book Award 2006. He conducted extensive research in the field of water management and on Arctic geopolitics, and published 16 books and over 70 refereed articles. He chairs the Observatory on International Water Studies (ORIE) at Laval University.