Our Experts

Bird, Geoffrey

Dr. Bird is a Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He has taught a range of courses related to subjects such as culture and heritage tourism, globalization, sustainability, ethics, product development, field research. He has held a range of administrative positions including School Director and Program Head. Geoff is also the Project Lead of the War Heritage Research Initiative that has involved the production of over 30 short documentaries and various […]

Royal Roads University

Lehrer, Erika

Dr. Lehrer is a sociocultural anthropologist and curator, and presently Professor in the Departments of History and Sociology-Anthropology at Concordia. She is also Founding Director of the university’s Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL). From 2007-2017 She held the Canada Research Chair in Museum and Heritage Studies, and she currently directs the 7-year, $2.5 million international team project Thinking Through the Museum (TTTM): A Partnership Approach to Curating Difficult Knowledge in Public (2021-2028), funded by SSHRC, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Concordia University


Grabowski, Jan

Dr. Grabowski is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of History. He researches the extermination of the Jewish population in Poland; the Shoah: bystanders and victims.  

University of Ottawa


Wahpasiw, Omeasoo

Dr. Wahpasiw is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University, at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. However, she has also been an  Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, where she led a suite of courses on Indigenous culture and values, and the emerging legacy of the residential schools. Dr. Wahpasiw is furthermore cross-appointed with Carleton’s School of Indigenous & Canadian Studies and the Department of History. Her PhD dissertation titled Tla’amin Housing, Architecture and Home Territories in the […]

Carleton University


Bohner, Ulrich

Ulrich Bohner is the President of Maison de l’Europe Strasbourg Alsace (MESA) and was the Secretary General of Congress for the Council of Europe from 2003-2009.

Maison de l'Europe Strasbourg Alsace (MESA)

MacDonald, David

Dr. MacDonald is a professor at the University of Guelph in the Department of Political Science. In 2017, he was appointed as the Research Leadership Chair for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. He is also the North American series editor for Global Political Sociology at Palgrave Macmillan. His work focuses on Comparative Indigenous Politics in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the United States. He has also worked extensively in the areas of International Relations, American foreign policy, […]

University of Guelph


Green, Joyce

Dr. Green is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Regina.  Her research interest are currently focused on Aboriginal-settler relations and the possibilty of decolonization in Canada; and a transformative ecology of relationship with place, epitomized by many traditional Aboriginal conceptions of land and place.

University of Regina

Joyce. Green@uregina.ca

Moran, Ry

Ry Moran is the associate university librarian for reconcilation at the University of Victoria. In his role, he leads efforts to decolonize the university’s archives and collections, including bringing new materials in that reflect Indigenous knowledge and history and organizing collections in a way that helps students and faculties access that information with ease. In September 2022, Ry launched a podcast Taapwaywin: Talking about what we know and what we believe to explore memory, power and the journey to find truth. […]

University of Victoria


Hallensleben, Markus

Dr. Hallensleben is an Associate professor at the University of British Colombia (UBC). He is an Executive Committee member of the UBC Center for Migration Studies; an affiliated faculty member of the UBC Institute for European Studies; and an Associate faculty member of the UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.  His research interests focus on the regional area of Germany and include thematics such as: cultural studies; decolonial approaches; intercultural communication; literature studies; migration studies; and theatre, […]

University of British Columbia

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)

Stone, Daniel

Dr. Stone is a Professor at the University of Winnipeg within the Department of History. His Research Interests include Eastern European History, Jewish History and World History.  

University of Winnipeg


Muller, Adam

Dr. Muller is a Professor within the Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media at the University of Manitoba. He is also the director of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Manitoba. In addition to co-editing a collection of essays on cultural genocide, Dr. Muller is currently co-directing the Embodying Empathy project, which gathers together survivors, scholars, and private-sector tech professionals to create a digitally immersive Canadian Indian Residential School. He specializes in: Representations of War; […]

Universitiy of Manitoba


Całus, Kamil

Dr. Całus is a senior fellow at the Center for Eastern Studies (OSW) within the Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. He is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Eastern Europe and Asia Studies and Journalism and Social Communication) and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Eastern Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University. Dr. Całus is a regular contributor to the Nowa Europa Wschodnia bimonthly and an editor of the “Spojrzenie na Wschód” quarterly. Research interests: domestic, […]

Center for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Torne, Carles Fernandez

Dr. Torne is an Associate Professor International Public Law and Transitional Justice at Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull.  He received his PhD in International Relations in 2017 from the Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona. He is currently also part of a research project at the Institute for Research in Communication and International Relations focusing on: globalization, conflicts, security and development.  

Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull


Schroeder, Steven

Dr. Schroeder is an Associate Professor at the University of Fraser Valley within the Department of History. He is also the Teaching Chair in the Peace and Conflict Studies program.  Dr. Schroeder additionally coordinates the community engagement component of the peace program, in which Peace and Conflict Studies students apply peacebuilding skills in conflict transformation and reconciliatory work in the community. With a regional interest in modern Europe, particularly in Germany, Dr. Schroeder’s research focuses on the root causes of oppression […]

University of Fraser Valley


Heidemeyer, Helge

Heidemeyer studied medieval and modern history, political science, and economics at the universities of Passau and Munich. From 2003 to 2005 he was the first scientific director to set up the Marienfelde Refugee Center Memorial . From 2008 to 2019 he was head of the department for education and research in the Stasi Records Authority . Until 2012 he was a staff member of the Commission for the History of Parliamentarism and Political Parties . As of June 2019, Heidemeyer is the head of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Foundation.

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Foundation

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).