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Jacobsen, Henrik

Henrik Jacobsen is a PhD Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). He is holding an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford and a BA in International Politics & History from Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany). He is specialising in the study of executive government and urban politics. Henrik’s research in this area is part of a collaborative project with the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. 

University of British Columbia


McLean, Ann-Kathrin

Ann-Kathrin McLean is currently a Doctor of Social Sciences candidate at Royal Roads University (RRU), Victoria, BC, Canada, in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies under the supervision of Dr. Geoffrey Bird. Ann-Kathrin holds a MA degree in Tourism Management from RRU. Ann-Kathrin is an associate faculty member in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and program associate for the MA in Tourism Management at RRU. With a particular focus on interactive and engaging learning activities and challenges, Ann-Kathrin brings […]

Royal Roads University


James, Matt

Matt James studies the politics of reparation and transitional justice and also has expertise in the fields of Canadian politics, constitutionalism, and social movement studies. He is the author of Misrecognized Materialists: Social Movements in Canadian Constitutional Politics (University of British Columbia Press) and has published on reparation, memory, and political apology in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Citizenship Studies, Human Rights Review, and International Journal of Transitional Justice. He also produced for the Truth and […]

University of Victoria


Bartha, Diána

Diána Bartha has a degree in Sociology from Eötvös Loránd Science University of Budapest. Her thesis examines the identity of Hungarian minority in Romania with qualitative and quantitative methodology. The territory was detached from the former Kingdom of Hungary in 1920. The minority has a special and constantly shifting role in the Hungarian and Romanian social system. Due to the minority’s history, their identity and collective remembrance is complex. Diána Bartha has research background in the themes of Holocaust, Second […]

Eötvös Loránd University


Soupault, Jules

Jules Soupault (he/him) is a PhD student and currently co-supervised by Pr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (UVic, School of Public Administration) and Pr. Birte Wassenberg (University of Strasbourg). For his dissertation topic, he is working on a comparison between the socio-historical construction of “smart borders” in North American and European borderlands, more precisely in Akwesasne and Derry/Londonderry. As a former student of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Toulouse (France) and the Linnaeus University in Växjö (Sweden), Jules Soupault has a background in […]

University of Strasbourg


Tortorella, Francesca

Dr. Francesca Tortorella works at the Université Catholique de Lille. She has a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Strasbourg (2019). Her thesis, directed by Pr. Sylvain Schirmann, examines the relation between Europeanism and antifascism and is titled: “From the birth of Giustizia e Libertà to the dissolution of the Partito d’Azione (1929-1947): a Europeanist antifascism”. Francesca Tortorella has an international and multidisciplinary background and studied Political Science and European Studies at the University of Siena and at […]

University of Strasbourg


Oleksy, Piotr

Dr Piotr Oleksy is an associate professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (History Department) and publicist collaborating with leading Polish journals. Scholarly expertise focuses on collective identity dynamics and identity policies in Central and Eastern Europe after collapse of Soviet Union and on international relations in the region. Author of two monographies on unrecognized Transdniestria and participant of international forums working on solving Transdniestrian conflict. Co-author of the report for European Parliament “Association agreements between the EU and […]

Adam Mickiewicz University


Schirmann, Sylvain

Dr. Sylvain Schirmann is a professor of contemporary history at Sciences Po Strasbourg, where he was Director from 2006 to 2015. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair on the History of European Construction and has also taught at the College of Europe. He is now the Coordinator of the Jean-Monnet Centre, which was launched on 6 November and is part of Sciences Po Strasbourg. The centre is made up of French and German researchers, and fulfils a threefold role of […]

University of Strasbourg


Aquatias, Christine

Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg (France), Maître de conférences habilité à diriger des recherches en études germaniques, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, Membre de l’UMR 7367 Dynamiques Européennes, Membre associé du CEGIL.

University of Strasbourg


Wassenberg, Birte

Dr. Birte Wassenberg is Professor in Contemporary History at the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) of the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Institute for History Raymond Poidevin at the UMR Dynamiques européennes. She holds a Jean Monnet Chair and is director of the Master in International Relations. From 1993 to 2006 she was responsible for cross-border cooperation at the Région Alsace. She is also a former student from the College of Europe, promotion Charles IV, (1992-1993). Research […]

University of Strasbourg


Barna, Ildikó

Dr. Ildikó Barna is Associate Professor of Sociology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest where she also serves as a Head of the Department of Social Research Methodology. She received a PhD in Sociology from ELTE in 2009. Dr Barna has written a number of publications, including Political Justice in Budapest after World War II, co-authored with Andrea Pető (CEU Press, 2015). Her presentations include: “Hungarian Postwar Justice through the People’s Tribunal of Budapest: Quantitative […]

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)


Halicka, Beata

Dr. Beata Halicka is a professor of contemporary history at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She lectured at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) between 2006 and 2014 and was a visiting professor at the universities in Calgary (2014), Chicago (2015) und in 2016 in El Paso (USA). She is author or editor of eight books and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes. For the study Polish Wild West. Forced Migration and Cultural Appropriation […]

Adam Mickiewicz University


Forman, Fonna

Fonna Forman is a political theorist best known for her revisionist research on Adam Smith, recuperating the ethical, spatial an public dimensions of his thought. Since 2012 she has served as Editor of the Adam Smith Review, the premier international journal of Smith’s thought. Forman’s work engages the intersection of ethics, public culture, urban policy and the city – with a special focus on border ethics, climate justice and equitable urbanization. Forman partners closely with UCSD Visual Arts Professor and […]

University of California San Diego


Jurkevics, Anna

Anna Jurkevics is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Her research is primarily in the field of political theory, with a focus on democratic theory and history of German political thought. She specialises on the work of Hannah Arendt. Through her research, she contests sovereigntist geopolitical thought by touching on themes such as territory, land, and migration to offer new insights […]

University of British Columbia


Teichman, Judith

Judith Teichman is Professor of Political Science and International Development at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of books and articles on politics and policymaking in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Her work on policy has dealt with economic and social policy, and with issues of poverty and distribution. She has also carried out research on the role of the World Bank and the […]

University of Toronto


Petrou, Michael

Michael Petrou is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University. He holds a PhD in Modern History from Saint Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. Petrou also holds and MA in Atlantic Canada Studies from Saint Mary’s University. As a historian, his research has focused on modern Canadian, European, and Middle Eastern history. Since 2018, Petrou has also been a Fellow in Residence at Carleton University in the department of Global and International Studies. […]

Carleton University

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Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).