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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
Banting, Keith

Keith Banting is holder of  the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy. His main area of expertise is in the field of public policy in Canada and other western nations.  More specifically, he works on issues of ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state. Professor Banting  was a Research Coordinator for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada and member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
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Fields of expertiseFederalism and Constitutional Change State and Socie...
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InstitutionSchool of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Professional statusFull Professor

Laurie Beaudonnet is an Assistant Professor and the Jean Monnet Chair at te University of Montreal. her research interests include: Comparative politics, European integration, political behavior, public opinion, elections, multi-level governance, welfare regimes and quantitatives methods.   .
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Fields of expertiseEU integration, EU politics, EU elections,
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InstitutionUniversity of Montreal
Professional statusAssistant Professor

Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez' major research focuses on the cultural and social evolution of Europe in the 20th century. Dr. Cazorla-Sanchez is currently writing a cultural biography of Spain's General Franco.
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InstitutionTrent University, Department of History
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Chebakova, Anastasia

Anastasia Chebakova is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Victoria in Canada. She completed her MA together with a Graduate Diploma in European and Russian Studies from Carleton University in Canada (2009). She also holds a BA in International Relations from Russia (2005), Certificates of Completion of several distance learning courses from Stanford University, USA (2006) and has professional experience as a leading project manager (non-governmental sector, Russia, 2006) and a research analyst ("Universalia Management Group," Canada, 2008). She is currently a research assistant at the University of Victoria and a visiting researcher at the Swedish National Defence College. She is also the new President of the Young Researchers Network (YRN) of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C) and a co-creator of a YRN in Sweden. Her research interests include EU-Russia relations, theoretical concepts of the EU as a global actor, E ...
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Fields of expertiseEU-Russia relations International Relations Theory Ba...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusPhD Student
D'Erman, Valerie

Valerie D'Erman is a a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria in the Department of Political Science. She has published in International Politics, the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and contributed to a co-authored book titled "Protecting Our Ports: Domestic and International Politics of Containerized Freight Security," in 2010 with Ashgate Press. Her dissertation, "The Europeanization of Industrial Relations in Ireland and Italy," was successfully defended in December 2012.
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Fields of expertiseComparative political economy European Integration The...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria, Department of Political Science
Professional statusSessional Instructor
Dandashly, Assem

Assem Dandashly is a Lecturer in European Public Policy at Maastricht University. Prior to that, Assem was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “TheTransformative Power of Europe” Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a PhD in Political Science (2012) from the University of Victoria, BC Canada. Assem's dissertation is entitled "Euro Adoption Strategies in Central Europe: The Cases of Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland". He moves beyond the Economic cost/benefit analysis and constructivism and tries to deal with the topic from another perspective focusing on the domestic political environment of these countries.
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Fields of expertiseComparative Politics Comparative Public Policy and Go...
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InstitutionCenttre for Global Studies, University of Victoria and ...
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Dembinska, Magdalena

Professor Dembinska’s research focuses on Central Europe and post-soviet space covering issues of identity politics, majority-minority relations, ethnic conflicts and inter-ethnic integration. She explores the politics of recognition and ethno-political movements in post-communist countries. She works on the processes of the construction of states and nations, mainly looking into developments in post-conflict societies and de facto States. She studies political and institutional processes of building trust in divided societies. And finally, she looks into the role of ‘borderization’ processes for the construction of borderlands and border identities.   
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Fields of expertiseComparative politics; identity politics; nationalism, d...
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InstitutionUniversité de Montréal
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Duyulmus, Cem Utku

Cem Utku Duyulmus has specialized on Comparative Politics and International Relations in the course of doctoral reearch, and is also interested in European Integration and Social Policy and Welfare State. Currently, his research focuses on the comparative analysis of social policies in Western and Eastern European countries, and the transformation of the welfare state in Turkey compared to Eastern and Southern European countries with a focus on social security systems, flexecurity and activation policies.  Media Experience: Mr. Utku Duyulmus welcomes inquiries in TV, Radio and Print media formats.
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Fields of expertise Comparative Politics, International Relations, ...
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InstitutionUniversité de Montréal, Département de science politiqu...
Professional statusPhD Student
Ece Ozlem Atikcan

Ece Ozlem Atikcan is an Assistant Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the European Institute of the University College London in the UK. Her research combines a theoretical focus on political campaigns, issue framing, lobbying, transnational social movements, and diffusion with a regional focus on the European Union. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, and Ireland. Based on over 180 in-depth interviews with campaigners, media content analyses and public opinion data, Ece studies EU referendum campaigns to understand the impact of campaign argumentation on public opinion. Her work has appeared in Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, and as a book with Cambridge University Press. She completed her B.S. in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University before obtaining my M.A. in European Law a ...
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Fields of expertisePolitical Science Comparative Politics International ...
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InstitutionDepartment of Politics and International Studies, Socia...
Professional statusAssistant Professor

Health care is a policy area undergoing rapid, profound, and costly metamorphoses; yet forms of health care governance rarely evolve in step with these changes. Katherine Fierlbeck examines innovative forms of governance emerging from disciplines ranging from public administration to epidemiology, and investigates how well they can be applied to discrete fields of health care. She also focuses on the development of inter-governmental relationships in addressing specific areas of policy development (such as health technology assessment and pharmaceutical purchasing).
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Fields of expertiseHealth policy, governance, federalism & multi-level gov...
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InstitutionDalhousie University
Professional statusFull Professor
Gora, Anna

Anna Gora is currently a PhD student in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. She holds an MA in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies with a specialization in European Integration. Her research interests include European democracy and legitimacy, models of direct and participatory democracy in the EU, EU identity, and the European Parliament. Her MA thesis examined the extent of the Europeanization of national Green parties and what this reveals about the second-order nature of European elections. She also works as a research assistant on a project on multilevel legitimacy in the EU with Dr. Achim Hurrelmann.
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  • Citizenship, Identity, and Political Movement...
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InstitutionCarleton University
Professional statusPhD Student
Haine Jean Yves

Jean Yves Haine's research focuses on European security, Atlantic relations and the use of force. He covers broad strategic issues: the Afghan conflict, ESDP missions, EU Neighborhood policies, counter-terrorism. He is currently writing a book on Europe's most important security decisions since WW2, from the British atomic bomb to ESDP. Media Experience: Dr. Haine has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries.
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  • Atlantic Relations
  • EU foreign an...
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InstitutionUniversity of Toronto,
Professional statusFull Professor

Martin Hering is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University. His major fields of interest are European and comparative politics, comparative public policy, the development of welfare states, and European integration.
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Fields of expertiseGerman politics, EMU, welfare state reform
InstitutionMcMaster University, Department of Political Science & ...
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Hueglin, Thomas

Thomas Hueglin is currently working on a general theory of federalism. Such a theory must be wider than the classical American model, and narrower than the ubiquitous concept of multilevel governance. In particular, it must integrate procedural elements of federal governance into the constitutional framework. It must also emphasize social solidarity as a precondition for member equality.  
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  • Comparative federalism
  • European Uni...
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InstitutionWilfrid Lauerier University
Professional statusFull Professor
Johnson, Juliet

Juliet Johnson's main research streams focus on the transformation of post-communist central banking and financial systems, and on monuments and memorials in the post-communist world and post-communist identity politics. Additionally, she has general interests in Russian and Eastern European politics, democracy and the market, institutionalist theories, comparative politics, and international political economy. Media Experience: Dr. Johnson has contributed on numerous occasions to the Globe and Mail and welcomes print media requests for opinions and articles.  
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  • Post-communist financial systems
  • Ru...
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InstitutionMcGill University, Department of Political Science
Professional statusAssociate Professor

André Lecours is Associate Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country) and federalism. Dr. Lecours is the editor of New Institutionalism, Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005, the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), and the co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy. The Politics of Territorial Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2008).
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Fields of expertiseNationalism; federalism; decentralization
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InstitutionUniversity of Ottawa, School of Political Studies
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Leuprecht, Christian

As a political demographer at the Royal Military College of Canada, Christian Leuprecht is particularly interested in the political, cultural, social, economic and security implications of population change and migration. His current major project concerns political mobilization and radicalization leading to violent extremism, especially among youth and minority communities, with a focus on examining the individual, collective, and structural determinants of resilience among at-risk communities. Dr. Leuprecht is also doing work on comparative civil-military relations and military sociology with a particular interest in the relationship between the security sector and demographic as well as value changes in democratic societies insofar as these affect recruitment, retention, military affairs, transformation, and reform. In this regard, he is particularly interested in the relationship between the provision of security and democratic governance of deeply diverse societies. He continues t ...
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Fields of expertisedemography, Germany, federalism, civil-military relatio...
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InstitutionRoyal Military College of Canada
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Mahant, Edelgard

Edelgard Mahant has studied the European Union for the past forty years. She has a special interest in French politics, the history of the European Union and the human rights work of the Council of Europe. She has a long standing interest in the European Union's special relationship with Africa.
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  • European Union
  • Foreign policy ana...
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InstitutionGlendon Campus, York University
Professional statusFull Professor
Matiyenko, Iryna

Iryna Matiyenko is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on the analysis of the electronic identity card policy development in the Russian Federation. She examines motivations and drivers of this policy innovation, associated changes in public administration and social implications for population. Her research includes perspectives of privacy advocates and resistance movement to identity card. Iryna has five years of experience in non-profit projects in Poland and Ukraine in the role of the international project coordinator, researcher and community trainer.
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Fields of expertiseGovernment and governance Technology and innovation C...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria, Department of Political Science
Professional statusPhD Student
Molchanov, Mikhail A.

Mikhail Molchanov’s research interests include regionalism and globalization, Russian foreign economic policy, and politics of energy in Eurasia. As a student of international political economy of regionalization in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Dr. Molchanov focuses on the dynamics of domestic and external factors in foreign policy formulation and development. He has recently co-edited the Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership, which surveys theories of leadership and examines their implications for leadership in the global era. Dr. Molchanov's analysis of Russia’s foreign policy in the post-Putin era seeks to delineate the limits of Russia’s postimperial realignment. This research proposes that over-reliance on energy trade and officially promulgated nationalism may weaken Russia's positions in Central Asia, as well as the country's relations with the European Union, NATO, and the United States.
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Fields of expertiseRussian foreign policy, comparative regional studies, p...
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InstitutionSt. Thomas University, Department of Political Science
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Pilon, Dennis

Dennis Pilon's work touches on many aspects of comparative elections and democratization, including questions of institutional reform, voter turnout, citizen engagement, deliberation and media, and the role of economic inequality in these processes.
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Fields of expertise Canadian politics BC politics comparative democrati...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusAssociate 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
Vallet, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Vallet is an Associate Professor and a Research Director in geopolitics at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis are her major fields of interest.
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Fields of expertiseTransatlantic relations EU-US constitutional analysis
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InstitutionUniversité du Québec à Montréal
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Vasilis Vourkoutiotis is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa. His major research includes Russian-EU relations, modern Germany, Holocaust and genocide studies.
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Fields of expertiseModern Europe, Modern Germany, diplomacy and internatio...
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InstitutionUniversity of Ottawa, Department of History
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Zhyznomirska, Lyubov

Lyubov Zhyznomirska an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She completed her PhD at the University of Alberta in 2012. In 2012-13, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. Dr. Zhyznomirska joined Saint Mary’s University in 2013. Lyubov Zhyznomirska is interested in the European Union’s foreign relations in general and migration relations in particular with its eastern neighbours – specifically, with Russia and Ukraine. She critically investigates the impact of the EU’s immigration and asylum policies on Ukraine and Russia, policy- and politics-wise. Lyubov is also interested in the EU’s role in international regulation of migration processes.
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Fields of expertise
  • Immigration and multiculturalism
  • Inte...
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InstitutionDeaprtment of Political Science, Saint Mary's Universit...
Professional statusAssociate Professor