The Advisory Board provides advice, inter alia, on the GPD Project's strategic plans and research agendas. Its international members provide a voice and presence for the Project on the international scene and facilitate access to research data.
François Fournier was born in Boston and raised in Ottawa, Quebec city and London, UK. He has lived in Montreal (Quebec) since 1975.
He undertook graduate studies in Political Science (M.A., 1983) and Sociology (Ph.D. 1992) at l'Université du Québec Ãƒ Montréal (UQAM).
From 1992 to 2001, he was involved in a series of qualitative studies on paternal engagement and disengagement (Laboratoire de recherche en écologie humaine et sociale/UQAM), and on injected cocaine users (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal/CHUM). He also collaborated with the Quebec Human Rights Commission in producing a report on violence and racism, and in 2001, co-authored an extensive study on the evolution of rights and freedoms twenty five years after the adoption of the Quebec Charter.
Since 2002, he has been a researcher at the Centre for Bioethics (Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal).
His main research areas are:
Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub is a professor of Management and Information Systems in the School of Business and Management at the American University in Sharjah, UAE. She served as the Associate Dean of the School of Business and Management for five years (2000-2004). Before coming to AUS, Zeinab was a professor of Management at Catholic University in Washington, DC (1989-2001). Zeinab also served on the Faculty of Management at George Washington University for four years (1986-1989). She has a BBA in Marketing and Research from the College of Business (Beirut, Lebanon, 1979), an MA in Quantitative Management and Economics from Catholic University of America (Washington, DC, 1982) and a PhD in Information and Decision Systems from the George Washington University (Washington, DC, 1987). Zeinab completed three summers (summer 1996; summer 1997; and summer 2000) of professional, post-doctoral programs at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts.
Zeinab is the author of more than 35 published articles, monographs, and reviews. She is also the author of five published books: Technology and Developing Economies (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1990), Information Technology and Managerial Control (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1992), Organizational Downsizing, Discrimination, and Corporate Social Responsibility (Quorum Publishers, New York, 1999), Trust and Loyalty in Electronic Commerce: An Agency Theory Perspective (Quorum, New York, 2002), and The Diffusion of Electronic Commerce in Developing Economies, coauthored with HH Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy and Planning (Edward Elgar Publication, forthcoming in summer 2006). Zeinab is also the regional editor of Management Decision Journal.
Zeinab is twice recipient of the International Excellence Research Award in Management (1995, 2002). At the First AUS Commencement Ceremony, Zeinab received the AUS Excellence in Service Award (2001). Zeinab was elected and served as the Founding President of the AUS Faculty Senate (2000-2001). In 2003, Zeinab Received the Best Researcher Award form The American University of Sharjah. She is also an International Advisor to Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
In addition to her work as a college administrator, professor, writer, and editor, Zeinab has developed and delivered a number of seminars and training programs for mid-and-high level American and international managers, both in the United States and abroad. She delivered keynote speeches at a number of conferences and served as a consultant and resource specialist for a number of national and international companies and institutions. Among others, she provided training to personnel at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Naval Aviation Depot, The U.S. Air Force, The U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Postal Service, The Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Navy Finance Center, Data Communications Integrated Group, the South Florida Water Management, Defense Logistics Agency, Hughes Aircraft, Gunter Air Base, Health Care Administration in Baltimore, MD, ARAMCO (Saudi Arabia), Al Habtour Engineering (United Arab Emirates),Dubai Municipality (United Arab Emirates); Sharjah Humanitarian Service (United Arab Emirates), and a number of government agencies in the United Arab Emirates.
Suzanne completed her B.A. with a Spanish concentration prior to completing her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. After clerking at the Federal Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. She completed the Regulatory Best Practices Certificate program offered by Queen's University in 1997.
Since her call to the bar, Suzanne has been working in the areas of privacy, copyright, communications and electronic commerce generally, including areas such as unsolicited bulk email or spam, jurisdiction, consumer protection and offensive content.
In the area of privacy, Suzanne has been active throughout the consultation process leading to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), including the various accompanying regulations, including the upcoming 5 year review of PIPEDA. She continues to analyse and comment on various proposed private sector legislative initiatives at federal and provincial levels. Suzanne is involved in the implementation of policies and practices to conform with applicable privacy legislation and CRTC requirements, manages privacy complaints and acts as a liaison with the federal and provincial privacy commissioners. Suzanne has been very active in the policy area regarding unsolicited commercial email. Through the ILPF, the GBDe and MAAWG (see below), she has organized international expert-level workshops and was the lead drafter of the GBDe's 2003 multilateral framework for unsolicited electronic communications.
She has been involved with many associations including the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (www.caip.ca), the Information Technology Association of Canada (www.itac.ca), the Internet Law and Policy Forum (www.ilpf.org), the Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce (www.gbde.org) and the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (www.maawg.org). Suzanne is currently a member of the CSA Technical Privacy Committee that developed the CSA Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. In March 2003, Suzanne was reappointed by the Minister of Industry as a member of the Standards Council of Canada and has participated on various SCC Committees including Audit, Appointments and Corporate Governance. In May 2004, Suzanne was appointed by the Minister of Industry to the Canadian Spam Task Force and was Co-Chair of the Public Education and Awareness Working Group (www.stopspamhere.ca). Suzanne speaks frequently at Canadian and international conferences on various electronic commerce issues including privacy and unsolicited electronic communications. In June 2000, she co-authored, along with Murray Long, the Canadian Privacy Law Handbook.
Suzanne is an Advisory Board Member of two Butterworth's newsletters: Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and Privacy Law in Canada. Suzanne is a steady contributor to the University of Ottawa, Common Law E-com Workshop in the areas of privacy and jurisdiction and has been the Bell principal for the Ecom Internship program since its inception.
Charles D. Raab is Professor of Government at the School of Social and Political Studies at The University of Edinburgh. His main research and teaching interests are in public policy and governance, including British government, information policy privacy protection and public access to information) and information technology in democratic politics, government and commerce. His research has been funded by the ESRC, the National Science Foundation (USA), the European Commission, the Nuffield Foundation, the Scottish Office and the Scottish Executive. Publications include (with C Bennett) The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective (Ashgate, 2003; 2nd edition MIT Press, 2006); (with M Arnott, eds.), The Governance of Schooling: Comparative Studies (Routledge/Falmer, 2000); (with M Anderson et al.), Policing the European Union (Clarendon Press, 1996); (with A McPherson), Governing Education: A Sociology of Policy Since 1945(Edinburgh U.P., 1988) and many contributions to academic journals and edited volumes. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals in the fields of information policy and public policy.