Professor Abderrahman Beggar (Department of Languages and Literatures, Wilfrid Laurier University) has participated as a jury member in the 2005 Governor General Awards, the most prestigious literary awards in Canada. Dr. Beggar is the author of three books (two already published, and the third under press). He holds a PhD from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in French and Spanish media discourse. He is also a graduate in Education from the University of Western Ontario, in International Relations from the Centre of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies and from the International Academy of Diplomacy, and in Hispanic Studies from the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Morocco. He also studied Cultural Anthropology in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and had a field experience with Natives in Mexico.
Dr. Abderrahman Born was born in Khenifra, Morocco. He left his country for France where he taught for eleven years before migrating to Canada where he is dedicated to teaching and research.