Our Experts

Domańska, Maria

Dr. Domańska is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Eastern Studies (OWS) within the Russian Department. She specializes in Russian domestic politics, with a focus on federal and regional elites, formal and informal aspects of the Russian political system, state propaganda, politics of memory, domestic determinants of the Kremlin’s foreign policy. Between 2006–2015 , Dr.  Domańska worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (including as the Head of Political Section in the Embassy of Poland in Moscow between 2012–2015). […]

Center for Eastern Studies (OWS)

Exadaktylos, Theofanis

Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey. His current research interests include Europeanization of foreign policy, politics of austerity in Europe, issues of policy implementation and political trust, the current Eurozone crisis from the perspective of the rise in populism, pathways to political engagement in Europe and the rise of populism and the emergence of national stereotypes in the media. Dr. Exadaktylos is the co-editor of Research Methods in […]

University of Surrey


Mondélice, Mulry

Dr. Mulry Mondélice is teaching international law and diplomacy in the International Studies program at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.  Dr. Mondélice previously taught public international law, international peace, security, and human rights, and diplomacy at York University.  His research interests focus on the international mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights and their role in building and reinforcing rule of law, the role of non-states actors in implementing international […]

Royal Military College Saint-Jean


Lagana, Giada

Dr. Giada Lagana is a Research Associate at the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University. She is currently working on the ESRC ‘Between Two Unions’ project with Professor Daniel Wincott, examining the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on the UK’s internal constitutional and intergovernmental arrangements. As part of this research, she is exploring the role of sub-state authorities during the withdrawal process, focusing on the extraterritorial cooperation between Wales and the Island of Ireland since the […]

Cardiff University


Mutlu, Can

Dr. Can E. Mutlu is an Associate Professor of Global Politics at Acadia University. His published research deals with borders and mobility, critical approaches to security, exceptionalism, race and ethnicity. He has carried out extensive research on issues such as the Europeanization of migration and asylum policy in Turkey, migrations from Syria to Turkey, the governance of refugee crises, and the externalization of border controls. Research Interests: Borders and mobility, Critical approaches to security studies, International political sociology, Exceptionalism, Race, and […]

Acadia University


Muller, Benjamin

Dr. Benjamin Muller is Associate Professor with the Departments of Political Science at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. His research and publications reflect his interdisciplinary background in international relations theory and contemporary social and political thought, covering issues from contemporary aviation security and trusted traveler programs, to the increasing reliance on biometric technology and risk management in contemporary border security, to a critical security studies analysis of Hizballah. In general, Dr. Muller is interested in the […]

Western University Canada


Rayroux, Antoine

Antoine Rayroux works as consultant in international affairs, with expertise in Canada-Europe relations, and he is a visiting scholar at CÉRIUM – the Centre for International Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently involved in various EU-funded projects that foster the policy dialogue with Canada – covering both trade agreement (CETA) and strategic partnership agreement (SPA). Prior to that, he was a lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Concordia University and has been a Fulbright-Schuman visiting scholar at […]

Université de Montréal


Zhyznomirska, Lyubov

Lyubov Zhyznomirska an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Mary’s University. 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 […]

Saint Mary's University


Zaiotti, Ruben

Ruben Zaiotti is the director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, a Jean Monnet Chair in Public Diplomacy and Associate professor in the Political Science department at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). His main areas of interest are European Union politics, border control and immigration policy, social media and public diplomacy and transatlantic relations. Ruben Zaiotti is the author of the monograph “Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of European Frontiers” with University of Chicago Press and […]

Dalhousie University


Musu, Costanza

Dr. Costanza Musu is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and Editor-in-Chief of the journal International Politics (Palgrave). She obtained her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Subsequently she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Richmond University (London-UK). She has been a consultant for the Military Center for Strategic […]

University of Ottawa


Mérand, Frédéric

Frédéric Merand is director of CÉRIUM, the Montréal Centre for International Studies, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Montréal. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a policy advisor in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and a Research Fellow at the San Diego-based Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Mérand has published on the European Security and Defence Policy, EU-NATO relations, transatlantic relations, Canadian foreign policy, […]

Université de Montréal


Haglund, David

David Haglund currently has two projects underway: a book on France-US security relations and a research project on demographic change and the North American security community. Research Interests: American foreign policy, Canadian foreign policy, Transatlantic relations, Canada-US relations.

Queen's University

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).