Our Experts

Petit, Isabelle

Isabelle Petit is the former Executive Director of the McGill University- Université de Montréal European Union Centre of Excellence. She is also the Research Director of The Federal Idea, a Quebec think-tank on federalism. Her research interests include: European integration, Comparative politics, International relations, and public law (constitutional, international and administrative). Currently, she is engaged in research projects which focus on the following topics: the creation of a Euro-identity, the development of a European dimension in EU member states’ education […]

Université de Montréal-McGill University


LeDuc, Lawrence

Lawrence LeDuc’s recent research focuses on: the declining voter turnout for elections in western democracies, the political participation of youth, reform of electoral institutions and processes, direct democracy , and the role of elections and referendums in processes of democratization and political change. Media Experience: Dr. Leduc is a frequent TV political commentator on CTV newsworld, and also  has a wealth of outreach experience in Radio and Print media formats. Research Interest: Canadian and comparative political behavior, Research methods and design

University of Toronto

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).