Chaire de recherche du Canada en ÉPI

Université Laval


Mathilde Gauquelin is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Ghent University and Université Laval. She holds a Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her project is entitled "Explaining Variation in Enforcement Mechanisms across International Agreements: A Focus on Environmental Protection" and aims to explain why international treaties containing similar environmental commitments are subject to distinct enforcement mechanisms. Her approach suggests that the selection of enforcement mechanisms is not strictly based on states' material interests, but also on common norms that public officials come to share through repeated interactions.

Prior to starting her PhD, Mathilde worked for the Secretariat of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions from June 2016 to December 2017, after completing an MA in International Studies at Université Laval. Throughout her studies, she has worked for Global Affairs Canada's Francophonie and Commonwealth Division (2016), the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Exports' Green Technology Division (2013-2015), and as a research assistant for the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy (2015-2018) and the Research Group on Contemporary Asia (2013-2018). During her master's studies, she also participated in the Charles-Rousseau Moot Court in Public International Law where she was named 3rd best competitor out of 130 participants.

Projet de recherche en cours

Projet de doctorat : Explaining Variation in Enforcement Mechanisms Across International Agreements: A Focus on Environmental Protection

Essai de maîtrise (complété) : Les limites du système de règlement des différends de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce 

Rapports et documents de politique