Our Experts

van Rahden, Till

Till van Rahden is  holding the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies. He aims to develop a new research program to contribute to the writing of a cultural history of the political with an emphasis on the history of civil society, diversity, and democracy in Europe since the French Revolution. To speak of the “political” as opposed to “politics,” is to direct attention to power and law, boundaries and nation, equality and justice, identity and difference, citizenship and civility. […]

Université de Montréal


Moens, Alex

Moens’ work includes current analysis of American foreign and national security decision-making and diplomatic and military issues in the Atlantic Alliance. What are Canada’s objectives in NATO and how should Canada best work with the European Union on security and political issues. His research also includes the study of the Canadian-American economic space and the steps needed to create more free trade. Research Interests: International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Transatlantic security and defence issues, NATO and ESDP, and Canadian-American Relations

Simon Fraser University


Huebner, Kurt

Kurt Huebner is the Interim Director of the Institute for European Studies, at the University of British Columbia. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy. His research includes global and European currency regimes, international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability. His latest research focuses on the economic and socio-political foundations of technical innovations in a transatlantic perspective, and the ongoing processes of currency competition and currency cooperation (Euro-Dollar-Renminbi). […]

University of British Columbia


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


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


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


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


Cazorla-Sanchez, Antonio

Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Historyat Trent University. His major research focuses on the cultural and social evolution of Europe in the 20th century. Dr. Cazorla-Sanchez is currently writing a cultural biography of Spain’s General Franco.   Research Interests: Modern Spanish History; Fascism and Dictatorship; Modern European History; Transnational History

Trent University


Duyulmus, Cem Utku

Cem Utku Duyulmus is a Policy Analyst at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). He has specialized on Comparative Politics and International Relations in the course of doctoral reearch, and is also interested in European Integration and Social Policy and Welfare State. Currently, his research focuses on the comparative analysis of social policies in Western and Eastern European countries, and the transformation of the welfare state in Turkey compared to Eastern and Southern European countries with a focus on social […]

Employment and Social Development Canada


Leuprecht, Christian

Professor Christian Leuprecht is Matthew Flinders Fellow in the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at the Flinders University of South Australia, on leave from the Royal Military College of Canada. As a political demographer, Christian Leuprecht is particularly interested in the political, cultural, social, economic and security implications of population change and migration. His current major project concerns political mobilization and radicalization leading to violent extremism, especially among youth and minority communities, with a focus on examining the individual, […]

Royal Military College of Canada


Fraser, Derek R. T.

Derek Fraser is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies and  Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria. His work has supported the democratization process in the Ukraine and he has organized and contributed to academic and foreign policy conferences, notably on failed states and Eastern Europe. Formerly, Derek Fraser was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) and President of the Victoria branch. Media Experience: Dr. Fraser has […]

Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria


Biukovic, Ljiljana

Ljiljana Biukovic’ current research interests focus on the adaptation of international legal norms by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations and the development of European Union Law.   Research Interests: Comparative law; European Union Law; International trade law

University of British Columbia


Kopstein, Jeffrey S.

Jeffrey Kopstein’s primary research interests are in the fields of international and European politics. He has written extensively on transatlantic relations and on ethnic conflict in democratizing and democratic societies. Research Interests: Transatlantic Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Economy.

University of Toronto


Carens, Joseph

Joseph H. Carens’ research focuses on contemporary political theory, particularly on questions about multiculturalism and immigration. He is a full professor at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of over 60 articles or book chapters focusing primarily on issues relating to immigration and multiculturalism. Dr. Carens recently published a book on the ethics of immigration. Media Experience: Dr. Carens has acquired a great deal of media experience appearing on the CBC […]

University of Toronto


Sens, Allen

Allen G. Sens specializes in international relations, with a research and teaching focus on international security. He has a particular interest in armed conflict and conflict management, and maintains research agendas on peace support operations, peacebuilding, European security, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Dr. Sens is currently working on the fourth edition of Global Politics, a co-authored international relations textbook. Dr. Sens is currently chair of the International Relations Program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of […]

University of British Columbia


Blais, André

André Blais is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and the Center for Interuniversity Research Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). Dr. Blais is also past president of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). His research interests include: elections, electoral systems, voter turnout, public opinion, and methodology.   Research Interests: Electoral participation; Electoral systems; Electoral behavior; Methodology

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).