Our Experts

Kennedy, Sean

Sean Kennedy is a historian of modern France and generally his research focuses upon political and intellectual developments during the 20th century. More specifically Dr. Kennedy has published on ultra-nationalist movements in France from the 1920s through the Second World War. He is currently studying the attitudes of French intellectuals towards the English-speaking nations during the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of racism and antisemitism during the same period. Media Experience: Dr. Kennedy welcomes […]

University of New Brunswick


Brawley, Mark

Mark Brawley specializes in international political economy (IPE), but he is also interested in trade and international financial relations. Moreover, his interests in IPE often make connections between issues in political economic and international security. He is currently researching linkages between trade liberalization and domestic adjustment during globalization. His sixth book, Political Economy and Grand Strategy: A Neoclassical Realist View, was published by Routledge in 2009.   Research Interests: International Political Economy/International Relations Theory; Hegemony; Major Wars; International Factors in […]

McGill University


Payrow Shabani, Omid

Omid Payrow Shabani is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. In general, he has been interested in bridging the gap between the theoretical framework of critical theorists and liberal nationalists in order to be able to address concrete questions of policy making in multicultural societies from the normative perspective of constitutional patriotism. Currently, Dr. Shabani has become interested the ascending role of religion in politics and what it implies for basic tenets of liberalism […]

University of Guelph


Earl, Hilary

Hilary Earl’s main areas of research focus on the Nuremberg war crimes trials, the history of the Nazi Holocaust, post-1945 Europe, comparative genocide studies and perpetrator history/testimony. Media Experience: Dr. Earl has experience responding to Print media inquiries, and welcomes all forms of media engagement.   Research Interests: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; History of the Nazi Holocaust; Post 1945 Europe; Comparative genocide studies; Perpetrator history/testimony

Nipissing University


Johnson, Juliet

Juliet Johnson’s main research streams focus on the transformation of post-communist central banking and financial systems, and on monuments and memorials in the post-communist world and post-communist identity politics. Additionally, she has general interests in Russian and Eastern European politics, democracy and the market, institutionalist theories, comparative politics, and international political economy. Media Experience: Dr. Johnson has contributed on numerous occasions to the Globe and Mail and welcomes print media requests for opinions and articles. Research Interests: Post-communist financial systems, […]

McGill University


Maas, Willem

Willem Maas (PhD Yale), Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science, Public & International Affairs, and Socio-Legal Studies at York University, chaired Glendon Political Science for three and a half years and Glendon Faculty Council for four. Professor Maas co-founded APSA’s Migration and Citizenship section, has held appointments at EUI, Leiden, NYU, and elsewhere, and writes on EU and multilevel citizenship, migration, borders, and politics focusing on Europe and North America. Research Interests: Citizenship and nationality, Migration, Immigration, Free movement […]

York University


O’Mahony, Angela

Angela O’Mahony’s research focuses on international political economy and how increasing international economic ties interact with domestic interests and institutions to shape economic decision-making. While many scholars believe that international economic integration has resulted in an environment in which countries can no longer assert control over their domestic ties with the international system, her research argues that international economic integration may alter the tools available to governments preserving their ability to control the domestic economy. Research Interests: International and comparative […]

RAND Corporation


Gallagher, Stephen

Stephen Gallagher is the Program Chair of the Canadian International Council’s Montreal Branch. His areas of research interest include: Canadian Refugee Policy, Comparative Asylum Policy, and Comparative Migration Policy. Dr. Gallagher studies comparative asylum policy and specifically, Canada’s extended refugee policy system and the emerging ‘Common European Asylum System’. These policy areas are analyzed from a migration management perspective. A core theme is that international migratory flows have profound implications for state sovereignty, national security and national identity in Canada […]

Montreal Branch of the Canadian International Council


Terriff, Terry

Terry Terriff is Arthur J. Child Chair in American Security Policy at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and Interim Head, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary. He has published articles on military change in the US Marine Corps and European militaries (including NATO military transformation) as well he is researching on change in the US Army and the US military more widely. He is currently writing, with two European colleagues, a monograph […]

University of Calgary


Gehring, Markus

Dr. Markus W. Gehring is Lead Counsel for Trade, Investment and Competition Law with the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). Dr Gehring has published on various aspects of trade and European and climate change law. His other legal research interests focus on the constitutional dimensions of European and international trade law, and sustainable development law at the intersection of international economic, environmental and social development law. Media Experience: Dr. Gehring has media outreach experience and invites media requests […]

University of Cambridge


Winter, Elke

Elke Winter’s research research aims to understand the dynamics of unequal group relations, processes of ethnicization, and pluralist nation-building from a historical and comparative perspective. She is particularly interested in the ways in which (previously constructed) ethnic diversity is integrated normatively into discourses and policies of immigration and citizenship. Her new book Us, Them and Others (UTP 2011) examines the triangular relations between national majorities, established minorities, and immigration-related diversity in Canada and other Western societies. She currently works on […]

University of Ottawa


Dedek, Helge

Helge Dedek is interested in and has published in the areas of (European and German) private law, in particular the law of obligations, (comparative) legal history, comparative law, legal theory, legal education, and Roman law. He is currently on a research leave which he is spending in Bonn, Germany, as a fellow of the Käte Hamburger Advanced Studies Centre “Law as Culture”, Bonn, Germany (http://recht-als-kultur.de).   Research Interests: European legal history; (European) private law; European legal history; Comparative law; German […]

McGill University


Triadafilopoulos, Phil

Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also the Associate Director of Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He teaches courses in public policy at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and conducts research in the areas of immigration and citizenship policy in Europe and North America. His current research examines the extension of public funding for […]

University of Toronto


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


Marier, Patrik

Patrik Marier’s research focuses broadly on the impact of changing demographic structures on reforms to the welfare state in comparative contexts. His earlier work examined the politics of pension reform in a number of countries including Sweden, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Dr. Marier’s current research looks more broadly at the impact of aging populations on a number of public policy fields including education, health care, and labour policy across comparative cases. With Dolores Pushkar (Department of Psychology, Concordia), […]

Concordia University


Leblond, Patrick

Owing to his training and experience in business, economics and international relations, Patrick Leblond’s expertise concerns questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy, more specifically those that deal with international finance and money, international economic integration as well as business-government relations. His regional expertise focuses on Europe and North America. Media Experience: Dr. Leblond has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries Research Interests: International political economy, Global economic […]

University of Ottawa

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).