Gabrielle Bardall is the Vice President for External Relations of the Parliamentary Centre where she leads the EngageParlDiplo program. She has served as advisor and educator to parliamentarians and electoral commissions in over 60 countries worldwide for nearly two decades. Her legislative background includes experience as a Congressional staffer and a fellow with the U.S. Congressional Research Service. Globally, she has provided expert advice to the Carter Center, the Council of Europe, DRI, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, IFES, International IDEA, the InterParliamentary Union, IRI, NDI, UN Women, UN-DPKO, UNDP, USIP and Westminster Foundation for Democracy. She holds degrees from McGill University (BA), Sciences-Po Paris (MA) and l’Université de Montreal (PhD). She received the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship for her work in comparative democratization.
Maureen Boyd is Chair of the Parliamentary Centre. She founded the Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement in 2011 and will continue to provide volunteer advice and leadership to EngageParlDiplo. A senior fellow at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), Boyd brings her experience and extensive contacts on Parliament Hill as a parliamentary intern, senior political staffer and national television reporter, at Rideau Hall with three Governors General, in Ottawa’s diplomatic community and through diplomatic life in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Washington. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
The Parliamentary Centre will liaise with Dr. Brenda O’Neill, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, on EngageParlDiplo programming.