Senior Advisers to the Forum of Federations provide advice on the development of the organization’s research and program agenda.
Dr. Alan Fenna is Professor of Politics at The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Western Australia. He specialises in Australian and comparative federalism as well as public policy. He is co-author of Comparative Federalism: a systematic inquiry, 2nd edn (2015) and Interrogating Public Policy Theory: a political values perspective (2019); co-editor of Australian Government and Politics (2021); and author or co-author of a range of book chapters and journal articles. He worked in the Federal Affairs division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet of the Government of Western Australia; was an elected member of local government; and served as President of the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) 2009–2010.
George Anderson advises the UN and various NGOs on constitutional transitions. Fellow, Centre on Democracy and Diversity, Queen’s University. Former Deputy Minister in Government of Canada, former President and CEO of the Forum of Federations, and former member of stand-by team of the Mediation Support Unit, United Nations. Has worked in some 30 countries. Educated at Queen’s, Oxford and École Nationale d’Administration, Paris. Past fellow at Harvard and New York University. Author of Federalism: An Introduction (OUP, 2008) and Fiscal Federalism: An Introduction (OUP, 2010), translated into 23 and 13 languages respectively, with the former having over 100,000 copies in print. Editor of Oil and Gas in Federal Systems (OUP, 2012) and Internal Markets and Multilevel Governance (OUP, 2012). Co-editor of Federal Rivers (Edward Elgar, 2014) and Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions (OUP, 2019).
Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law and politics, who has spoken in over thirty countries, and combines a wide-ranging research agenda with in-depth field experience as an advisor to constitution building processes, including in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen.
Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor for over 20 years in a broad variety of contexts (including during ceasefires and conditions of political violence). His experience includes: technical advice to multi-party dialogues, facilitating public dialogue sessions with civil society groups and other stakeholders, leading stakeholder consultations, performing detailed advisory work with technical experts; training civil servants and bureaucrats; engaging party leaders and parliamentarians; and drafting technical reports and memoranda in the field.
Choudhry has published over 100 articles, book chapters, working papers and reports. His books include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006), Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008), The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016), Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, 2016), Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions (Oxford, 2019) and Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions (Oxford, 2019).
Fatima Guerreiro is a Fiscal Auditor of the Ministry of Finance of the State of Bahia, Brazil. She holds a Masters (LLM) in International Economic Law from Warwick University, UK, a Certificate in Tax Law from the Federal University of Bahia and a BA in Law from the Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil. Fatima manages the Fiscal Forum of the Brazilian States (FFEB), an organization of the ministries of finances of the Brazilian states that seeks to strengthen inter-governmental relations and improve fiscal federalism in Brazil. She co-ordinates the program of studies of FFEB supported by the Federal School of Public Finance Administration. Fatima also led a process which concluded with an agreement of technical co-operation between the Brazilian States and the Forum of Federations. She also worked on the conception of Brazilian states tax legislation and on the design of theoretical basis on fiscal issues for the Brazilian States. Fatima’s work is conducted with or in parallel to CONFAZ – Council of Ministers of Finance of the States, a body in charge of tax policies.
André Juneau is a fellow at the Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in Kingston, Ontario, and was its Director from 2010 to 2013. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority where he served as interim CEO from September 2017 to July 2018. He is a past president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. He was previously Canada’s resident board member at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In the Canadian public service, he served as assistant deputy minister in immigration, in health, and in intergovernmental relations. He was appointed in 2000 as a deputy secretary to the Cabinet for operations. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the first deputy minister of Infrastructure, and starting in 2004, Infrastructure and Communities.
John Kincaid is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania; an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration; and recipient of Distinguished Scholar Awards from the American Political Science Association, American Society of Public Administration, and International Political Science Association. He served as Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism, a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (2001-2015); Editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism (1981-2006); and Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, D.C. (1988-1994). He has written various works on federalism and intergovernmental relations and, recently, edited A Research Agenda for Federalism Studies (Elgar 2019) and co-edited Courts in Federal Countries: Federalists or Unitarists? (Toronto 2017).
André Lecours is full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country) and federalism. He is the editor of New Institutionalism. Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005, the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), and the co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy. The Politics of Territorial Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Neophytos Loizides is Professor in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent and the Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC). He has previously taught at Queen’s University Belfast and Princeton University and held fellowships at the University of Essex and the Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on political institution building within violently divided societies, power-sharing and other formal or informal mechanisms aiming to mitigate protracted disputes. Professor Loizides is the author of The Politics of Majority Nationalism: Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises, Designing Peace: Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies, and Mediating Power-Sharing (with Feargal Cochrane and Thibaud Bodson). He has authored more than forty academic articles and book chapters in the areas of conflict regulation, forced displacement and political accommodation in deeply divided societies including most recently work published in the European Journal of Political Research, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Political Psychology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and International Migration. He has also consulted various governmental bodies and international organizations including the Council of Europe and the Organization of American States and has contributed commentaries to international media such as the Guardian, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
Rekha Saxena teaches at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. She has published over eleven books. Her recent publications include: Varieties of Federal Governance: Major Contemporary Models, Foundation: Cambridge University Press, India (2010), Mapping Canadian Federalism for India, Konark (2002), Situating Federalism: Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations in Canada and India, Manohar (2006), India at the Polls: Parliamentary Elections in the Federal Phase, Orient Longman (2003), Indian Politics: Constitutional Design and Institutional Functioning, Prentice Hall India (2011), Federalizing India in the Age of Globalization, Primus (2013), Indian Judiciary :the changing Landscape, Manohar (2007) and Indian Parliament: The Changing Landscape, Manohar (2014).
Leslie Seidle is a public policy consultant based in Montreal and a senior advisor with the Forum of Federations. He directs the research program Canada’s Changing Federal Community for the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He previously held a number of senior positions in the Government of Canada, including director general of Strategic Policy and Research, Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office. He is the author of Rethinking the Delivery of Public Services to Citizens (1995) and numerous articles on immigration, federalism, constitutional reform, public management and electoral reform. Dr. Seidle has edited/co-edited 13 books, including Immigrant Integration in Federal Countries (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012) and Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (IRPP, 2007).
Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Enid works on municipal finance and governance issues for agencies such as the Forum of Federations, World Bank, International Growth Centre, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank in countries that include Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, the Philippines, and South Africa. She has written numerous books and articles on property taxes, intergovernmental transfers, and municipal infrastructure finance. She co-edited two books for the Forum – one on Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems and the other on Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems. In 2012, Enid was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.