Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher

Pronouns: he/him


Associate Professor

The School of Public Policy

Science Director, International Policy and Trade

School of Public Policy

Contact information

For media enquiries, contact

Morten Paulsen

Office: +1.403.399.3377
Email: morten.paulsen2@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @policy_school


Educational Background

PhD Political Science, Université Laval, 2011

MA Philosophy, Université de Montréal, 2003

BA Honours History, University of Ottawa, 2000



Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and at the department of political science at the University of Calgary. His current work focuses on applied machine learning to understand how the digital world shapes our society. He is currently responsible for projects funded by the Department of National Defence (DND) to study information operations; the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to understand civil-military relations in Canada; and holds grants from Alberta Innovates and the Vaccine Confidence Fund, and Merck to study vaccine hesitancy on social media to develop better communications strategies and tools to increase vaccine uptake. He holds a BA in History from the University of Ottawa, a MA in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval. He specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on foreign policy, international security, and data analytics.


Areas of Research

Foreign Policy Analysis, Civil-Military relations, Applied Machine Learning - Natural Language processing

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
PPOL 61106 LEC 04 04 Independent Study 2021
PPOL-699 L04 Data and Public Policy Fall 2021
POLI-496 L01 Foreign Policy Analysis Fall 2021
POLI-681 L01 Advanced Analysis International Relations Fall 2022
PPOL-699 L01 Security in the Dis\Misinformation environment Summer 2022