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Dr. Melanie Adrian’s work critically examines the tensions which arise when a general religious right is applied in a specific context and what this application signifies for national identity and cultural norms.  Her book, Religious Freedom at Risk: The EU, French Schools, and Why the Veil was Banned (Springer, 2016), takes up these issues in France and the wider European context.  
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Fields of expertiseReligious rights of minorities in Europe and the Americ...
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InstitutionCarleton University
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Auvachez, Elise

Elise Auvachez’s research looks into the construction of citizenship beyond the nation-state, and particularly the processes of "citizenisation" by the EU and the UN. One of her case studies focuses on youth citizenship. Media Experience: Elise Auvachez welcomes TV, Radio and Print media inquiries.
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  • Citizenship,
  • European Citizens...
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InstitutionUniversité de Montréal, Département de science politiqu...
Professional statusPhD Student
Crawford, Mark

Mark Crawford's research expertise includes Canadian constitutionalism, political identity and citizenship, as well as evolving debates concerning the future of health care, social policy, and the welfare state in a globalizing world. For more information visit also his blog.
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  • Canadian Politics
  • Comparative Feder...
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InstitutionAlthabasca University, Department of Political Science
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Fraser, Derek R. T.

Derek Fraser is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies and  Adjunct Professor of Political Scienceat the University of Victoria. His work has supported the democratization process in the Ukraine and he has organized and contributed to academic and foreign policy conferences, notably on failed states and Eastern Europe. Formerly, Derek Fraser was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) and President of the Victoria branch. Media Experience: Dr. Fraser has a tremendous wealth of media outreach experience on numerous programs and in a multitude of publications across TV, Radio and Print formats, and welcomes future media inquiries.
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria, Centre for Global Studies
Professional statusAdjunct Research Professor
Galloway, J. Donald C.

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Fields of expertiseImmigration Law Refugee Law, Citizenship Law
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusFull Professor
Jakhu, Ram

Ram Jakhu is the managing editor of Space Regulations Library Series; a member of the Editorial Boards of the Annals of Air and Space Law and of the Utrecht Series in Air and Space Law; a member of the Board of the International Institute of the Space Law International Astronautical Federation; and the Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. His research interests include: international space law; law of space applications; law of space commercialization; government regulation of space activities; law of telecommunications; Canadian communications law; and public international law. Media Experience: Dr. Jakhu has extensive media outreach experience in TV, Radio and Print media formats and invites future inquiries for comment.
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Fields of expertiseRegulatory regimes and policies telecommunications (ICT...
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InstitutionMcGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Newcombe, Andrew

Andrew Newcombe is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Victoria. Professor Newcombe's research focuses on international economic law dispute resolution, in particular, international investment law and investor-State arbitration. Before joining the faculty, Prof. Newcombe articled and practised as an associate with Swinton & Co. (now Miller Thomson) in Vancouver. In addition to his academic work, Prof. Newcombe advises governments, investors and non-State actors, and acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations.
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Fields of expertiseInternational public law, international trade law, inte...
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InstitutionFaculty of Law, University of Victoria
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Payrow Shabani, Omid

Omid Payrow Shabani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. In general, he has been interested in bridging the gap between the theoretical framework of critical theorists and liberal nationalists in order to be able to address concrete questions of policy making in multicultural societies from the normative perspective of constitutional patriotism. Currently, Dr. Shabani has become interested the ascending role of religion in politics and what it implies for basic tenets of liberalism like the state/church separation principle and the idea of public reason. In this connection he is interested in what form this problematic has taken in the EU's member-states like France and Germany.
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Fields of expertiseSocial and Political Philosophy, Theories of Justice an...
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InstitutionUniversity of Guelph, Department of Philosophy
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Soldatos, Panayotis

Panayotis Soldatos is Emeritus Professor from the Université de Montréal and a Jean Monnet Professor at the Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3. His major research focuses on the major constitutional issues in the EU, particularly by bridging the gap between the legal and political analysis of European integration.
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Fields of expertiseDroit européen, Institutions européennes
InstitutionUniversité de Montréal
Professional statusFull Professor
Stan, Lavinia

Lavinia Stan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. She has published extensively in the areas of religion and politics, and transitional justice in post-communist countries. Most of Dr. Stan's work relates to Romania, but she has also written on Poland, Hungary and the former Soviet Union republics. A graduate of the University of Toronto and a political scientist by training, she is co-editor for Europe for the Women’s Studies International Forum, a reviewer for Choice, past chair of the Wildavsky Award Committee of the Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association, past collaborator with the East European Constitutional Review, and an expert with Directorate-General of Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission.
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Fields of expertiseEast European Politics, Romania, democratization, relig...
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InstitutionSt. Francis Xavier University, Department of Political ...
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Weiner, Elaine

Professor Weiner's research agenda focuses principally on gender politics in Central and East European societies. Her first book, Market Dreams: Gender, Class, and Capitalism in the Czech Republic compares Czech women's experiences and understandings of transformation in their work and family lives during the Czech Republic's transition from socialism to capitalism. She has also researched the adoption and implementation of equal opportunity legislation - as part of European Union membership obligations - in several of the Central and East Europe states. Her current research explores the (dis)connections that occur when complex problems, such as gender inequality, meet the policy process, using the European Union and its efforts at gender mainstreaming as a case study. 
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Fields of expertiseGender, Work, Culture, Development, Law, Public Policy,...
InstitutionMcGill University, Department of Sociology
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Zbyszewska, Ania

      Ania Zbyszewska is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, School of Law (United Kingdom). She obtained her doctorate in Law and Society from University of Victoria Faculty of Law (Canada) in November 2012. She researches the intersection of law and politics, particularly in relation to the laws regulating labour market and employment in the context of the European Union (EU) and its post-socialist members. Drawing on feminist theories of law and political economy, she is also interested in how law manages th
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Fields of expertiseEU Labour and Employment Policy and Regulation; Law a...
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InstitutionUniversity of Warwick, School of Law
Professional statusSessional Instructor
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