Laurence Deschamps-Laporte is a visiting professor and researcher at the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and at the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM). She holds a DPhil and an MPhil from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was also a Morehead-Cain scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the Middle East, the study of Islamist movements and Salafism. Her research interests include Canadian foreign policy, feminism in international relations, and Middle East politics and society. She contributed to the research of the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Laurence participated in Panel 3: Democracy and Human Rights.