Our Experts

Biscahie, Thibault

Thibault Biscahie is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University (Toronto), where he specializes in political economy, international relations and comparative politics. He holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Lille and has also studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Provence. He is currently teaching international politics at York University as a Teaching Assistant. His doctoral research examines the election of Emmanuel Macron through a Gramscian lens and aims to […]

York University


Granat, Katarzyna

Dr. Katarzyna Granat is a Junior Research Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow at Durham University Law School. Prior to this position Katarzyna was 2014-2015 Emile Noël Fellow at the New York University Jean Monnet Centre. She completed her PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She also holds an LLM (EUI) and a master degree in law from Warsaw University. In addition she has interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (chambers of […]

Durham University


Pech, Laurent

Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law and Head of the Law and Politics Department at Middlesex University London. Laurent is also a Visiting Professor of Law at Bordeaux University. Professor Pech specialises in EU Public Law and has lectured in a variety of subjects including EU Constitutional Law, EU Internal Market Law, EU Competition Law and EU Fundamental Rights Law. Professor Pech is currently a member of the editorial board of the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law and […]

Middlesex University


Ouziel, Pablo

Pablo Ouziel is co-founder of the Cedar Trees Institute at the University of Victoria. He is Associate Fellowship at the Centre for Global Studies at the same university and is a visiting fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Pablo’s research interests include public philosophy, collective presences, horizontality, nonviolence and civic democracy. By standing within the tradition of public philosophy, the core of his work is centred on excavating […]

University of Victoria


Hallgrimsdottir, Helga

Helga Hallgrimsdottir joined the School of Public Administration in 2017. She is fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, a senior researcher for the project Borders in Globalization (BIG) and the current president of the University’s Faculty Association.  Helga Hallgrimsdottir is a historical comparative sociologist, using history and comparison to get perspective on what human experiences mean. Prior to her appointment at the School, she was appointed to the Department of Sociology at UVic.

University of Victoria


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. Research Interests: Canadian politics, BC politics, Comparative democratization and electoral reform, Media and citizen engagement, Class analysis, Working class politics, Sexuality politics, and Democratization and democratic reform in western countries

York University


Gora, Anna

Anna Gora is a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where she works on the EU2020 project, Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law (RECONNECT). Her PhD research at Carleton University examined the politicization of the EU in Ireland comparatively between citizens and the mass media. She previously worked as a research assistant at Carleton University on projects relating to multilevel legitimacy in the EU, the politicization of the Euro crisis […]

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


DeBardeleben, Joan

Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor’s Professor of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is also founder and Director of the Centre for European Studies (EU Centre of Excellence) and of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major network of Canadian and European experts funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is the author of several books and articles dealing with Russian and East European politics, particularly relating to federalism, democratisation, public opinion […]

Carleton University


Verdun, Amy

Amy Verdun is Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam at the University of Victoria, in Victoria BC, Canada where she has been since 1997. Her recent research focuses on an evaluation of ten years economic and monetary integration in Europe, including research on the EU Stability and Growth Pact, innovative governance in the European Union, delegation and power in EU institutions, European Neighbourhood policies and the relations between the EU and its Eastern Neighbours, lessons from […]

University of Victoria


Schmidtke, Oliver

Oliver Schmidtke is Director of the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History at the University of Victoria. Dr. Schmidtke, a former director of European Studies and president of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C), holds appointments in the departments of Political Science and History. Currently his research focuses on issues of democracy, populism, memory politics, the labour market inclusion of highly skilled immigrants as well as processes of political advocacy […]

University of Victoria


Ross, George

George Ross is ad personam Jean Monnet Chair at the Université de Montréal, iserves as Morris Hillquit Professor emeritus at Brandeis University, and is a faculty associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. His research interests include the political economy of the European Union, EU elites and institutions, European politics and industrial relations, globalization, and social structures. He recently co-edited What`s Left of the Left, a book on European elites and the crisis of European […]

Université de Montréal


Hurrelmann, Achim

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University. He is cross-appointed to the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). Professor Hurrelmann’s research focuses on the politics of the European Union, with a particular emphasis on questions of democracy and legitimacy in the EU, multilevel governance, and European integration theory. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Studies, European Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics. Media experience: […]

Carleton University


Laursen, Finn

Finn Laursen is Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, where he was a professor of International Politics, 1999-2006. He held the Canada Research Chair in European Union (EU) Studies at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2006-2013. At Dalhousie University, he also directed the EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE). Since 2007, he holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam. In recent years, his research has focused upon European integration, especially the making and reforms of the EU’s constitutive […]

University of Southern Denmark


Ugland, Trygve

Professor Trygve Ugland is educated at University of Oslo and Queen’s University of Belfast (Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Oslo). His research and teaching interests lie in the fields of Comparative Politics and Comparative Public Policy, with a focus on European and Scandinavian politics and transatlantic relations. His most recent books include Jean Monnet and Canada: Early Travels and the Idea of European Unity (2011, University of Toronto Press) and Policy Learning from Canada: Reforming Scandinavian Immigration and […]

Bishop’s University


Pammett, Jon

Jon Pammett has worked on voting behaviour in Canada, Russia, and various European countries. His primary interest is the declining voter turnout with a specific focus on the linkages between voter turnout and other forms of participation. Dr. Pammett is also particularly interested in research on young people and voting. His current project involves voting in countries with multiple, frequent, elections. Research Interests: Nature of democratic participation, Voter turnout, Voting behaviour, Elections, and Youth and politics

Carleton University


Jenson, Jane

Jane Jenson holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance at the Université de Montréal, where she is professor of Political Science. She is a member of the Successful Societies Programme of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). She was the founding Director of the Université de Montréal/McGill University Institute of European Studies (2001-05). Her current research interests cover a wide spectrum, including social policy, social movements, citizenship, diversity, gender studies and knowledge transfer. She is frequently invited […]

Université de Montréal

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).