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IDRC welcomes new member to Board of Governors

April 29, 2022
IDRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Bessma Momani to its Board of Governors following the Government of Canada’s open, transparent, and merit-based appointment process.
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“We are delighted to welcome Bessma Momani as a new member to IDRC’s Board of Governors and we look forward to benefitting from her knowledge, leadership, and experience as the Centre supports research to build better futures in the Global South,” says IDRC President Jean Lebel. IDRC’s Board of Governors provides strategic direction, stewardship, and oversight for the Centre.

Momani is a full professor in the Department of Political Science and Interim Associate Vice-President of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Waterloo. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States’ Institute in Washington, DC, and a Fulbright Scholar. She currently sits on the Board of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and serves as an adviser to the National Security Transparency Advisory Group at Public Safety Canada. She is currently consulting for Global Affairs Canada as a Visiting Scholar in its International Assistance Research and Knowledge Division by looking at economic security in the Middle East, with a particular focus on women and youth.