About Us

2017A Chairmans


Marco Navarro-Génie, BA (Concordia University), MA, PhD (University of Calgary) is president of the Haultain Research Institute and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. He is the former Executive Vice President at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a national public interest law firm based in Alberta. He was the fourth President of Atlantic Institute for Market Studies based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served as Vice President of Research at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Prairie-based public policy institute, before his two decades in academe. Dr. Navarro-Génie has taught in the Department of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, at St. Mary’s College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), the University of Calgary, and Concordia University in Montreal. His academic work focuses on radical revolutionary movements and cultural and political identity in Latin America. 


Barry Cooper, a fourth generation Albertan, was educated at Shawnigan Lake School, the University of British Columbia and Duke University, where he received his doctorate in 1969. He taught at Bishop’s University, McGill, and York University before coming to the University of Calgary in 1981. For the past twenty-five years he has studied western political philosophy, both classical and contemporary. Much of his teaching has focused on Greek political philosophy whereas his publications have been chiefly in the area of contemporary French and German political philosophy. Over the years he has spent considerable time in both countries, teaching and doing research.

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Christopher Primeau serves as the Chief Operations Officer for the Impact Society and is the lead for project implementation and organizational development at Goodpin. Over the past 13 years Christopher has served in the business and charity sectors in Canada, and around the globe to help organizations who do good, be better, by improving teams, processes, and branding  to more effectively communicate and fulfill their purpose. Previously he was the leader for organizational growth as the Vice President for Advancement at Ambrose University, where he oversaw the organizations development, communications and enrollment efforts. Christopher continually supports the organizations he serves, and their clients, by effectively developing strategy, and implementing effective programs that grow relationships, communicate purpose, and increase revenue. 


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Trevor Shelley is a temporarily displaced Albertan currently serving as Postdoctoral Associate at Arizona State University, where he teaches and works in the new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, and is engaged in research at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. He received his Doctorate from Louisiana State University in Political Science, and has written for both popular and academic publications on issues of politics, philosophy, and economics. His book, Liberalism and Globalization: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Manent will be released by the University of Notre Dame Press in Spring, 2020.”