Board of Directors

Director

Dr. Noemi Gal-Or
Director, Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS)
Phone: (604) 599-2554

Noemi Gal-Or (Ph.D., Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales [HEI], Geneva, CH; LL.B. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA) is Director of the Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) and professor at the Department of Political Science, Kwantlen University College, situated in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. She has published extensively in various fields pertaining to security and law (specifically terrorism), international political economy, international law, public policy, strategic studies, and immigration. She has also consulted the Solicitor General of Canada and the Government of Israel in some of these areas. Her most recent focus is on the transformations in public policy and international law in the context of cross-border legal and justice issues. This includes the critical studies of access to justice and dispute resolution within the WTO, NAFTA, and the future FTAA, in comparison to the EU, and research on security in transborder settings. She is member of, and serving with, various academic organisations and in the Pacific Northwest - served as past BC Representative, Executive Board, Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium (working together with PNWER).

In the law community, Dr. Gal-Or is member of the LSBC and the CBA. She serves as Chair, Special Committee on Member Dispute Resolution, CBABC, and member of the CBA BC and National Committees on International Law and Dispute Resolution. She is representative of the CBA National International Law Committee on the CBA taskforce evaluating Canada’s three-year-old Anti-terrorism Act.

Dr. Gal-Or has served on various community organisations, including the first ever Diversity Advisory Committee to the Chief of the VPD and the Dunbar Resident Association.

She speaks English, German, Hebrew, and French, and is available for consultancy and media interviews on request.

Dr Noemi Gal-Or
Director, Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS)
Professor, Department of Political Science
Kwantlen University College
12666-72nd Ave
Surrey BC V3W 2M8
W: 604.599.2554 vm 9366
H: 604.222.2416 
kwantlen.ca/transborderstudies