Our Experts

de Mestral, Armand

Armand de Mestral is Emeritus Professor and Jean Monnet Professor of Law at McGill University in Montreal. His current research interest focuses on the law of international economic integration. He has served on WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement and arbitration tribunals and was made member of the Order of Canada in December 2007. Media Experience: Dr. de Mestral has more than 30 years of experience engaging with a wide variety of media especially in TV and Radio and welcomes media […]

McGill University

armand.de.mestral@mcgill.ca

O’Brien, Martha

Martha O’Brien’s primary research looks at European Union law and international taxation, including tax treaties, EU fundamental freedoms, state aid and tax harmonization within the EU. Professor O’Brien also works on aspects of EU-Canada trade, including: direct investment, trade in services, the free movement of capital, inter-provincial trade in Canada, and comparative federalism. Research Interests: Law of the European Union, International Taxation, Canadian taxation of individuals and corporations, International Investment Law, Taxation and Constitutional Law, Tax Policy, International Trade Law, and CETA

University of Victoria

mcobrien@uvic.ca

Schure, Paul

Paul Schure works on financial intermediation, banking, venture capital, microeconomics, firm behaviour, industrial organisation, and European economics. Before joining the University of Victoria, he worked as a consultant in the Chief Economist’s Department at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. Dr. Schure was secretary/treasurer of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) between 2004 and 2010 and he is co-organizer for the ECSA-C biennial conferences of 2008 and 2010. Research Interests: Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Firm behaviour, Financial Intermediation, and Banking Venture Capital

University of Victoria

schure@uvic.ca

Meadowcroft, James

James Meadowcroft is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration and in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is an expert on environment and sustainable development. Currently, Dr. Meadowcroft is working on a project analyzing how finance ministries can contribute in the search of a green and sustainable development. Research Interests: Environment and Sustainable development

Carleton University

james.meadowcroft@carleton.ca

van den Berg, Axel

Axel van der Berg’s main empirical research deals with the question whether and how different configurations of social protection and labour market policy undermine or strengthen economic efficiency. His theoretical interests range from the debates about the status of rational choice theory and its cultural-institutional alternatives within the social sciences, flawed attempts to integrate ‘agency’ and ‘structure’ in social science explanatory models, and fads and fashions in contemporary, especially self-declared ‘critical’ social theory. Research Interests: Economic sociology, Welfare states and […]

McGill University

axel.vandenberg@mcgill.ca

Boismenu, Gérard

Gérard Boismenu is director of the Institute of European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at the University of Montreal. He is also engaged in the design and creation of professional publishing and distribution of digital academic publications. Dr. Boismenu is the chairman of the Interuniversity Consortium, which supports the platform Scholar (which broadcasts some fifty academic journals.   Research Interests: Changing role of government in social regulation on restructuring welfare

Université de Montréal

gerard.boismenu@umontreal.ca

Mahon, Rianne

Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Her earlier work focused on unions and labour market restructuring in Canada and Sweden. Over the past decade she has produced numerous articles and book chapters on the politics of childcare at multiple scales. Dr. Mahon’s current SSHRC funded research project looks at policy learning in a multi-scalar world: Canada, Korea, Sweden and the OECD’s […]

Wilfrid Laurier University

rmahon@wlu.ca

Hallstrom, Lars

Lars Hallstrom is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta. His research has traditionally focused upon environmental policy making in European and federal systems of governance and is now increasingly concerned with water quality and quantity, industrial vs. domestic water use, watershed management and integrated assessment, conformance vs. performance-based community sustainablility planning and implementation, integrated (intersectional) policy and programming as well as assessment and partnership-based sustainability solutions. Research Interests: European Environmental Policy, […]

University of Alberta

lars.hallstrom@ualberta.ca

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

david.haglund@queensu.ca

Long, David

David Long is Professor of International Affairs in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He has published widely on the history of international relations theory as well as on the European Union and transatlantic relations. His current research interests include the EU’s foreign and security policy and also the development of the EU’s policy on outer space. Research Interests: International Political Economy, European Integration, Trade and Currency Regimes, Comparative Political Economy, and Labour Market and Innovation  

Carleton University

david_long@carleton.ca

Macleod, Alexander

Alex Macleod is working on the evolution of realist IR theory since the end of the Cold War. He has also been writing recently on American neoconservatism as IR theory. Dr. Macleod’s other major research project concerns how popular culture, especially TV and film, shapes and directs popular conceptions of security and international relations, particularly in the United States, both during the Cold War and since. Research Interests: International relations theory, Security studies, Foreign and security policy of France, Great […]

Université du Québec à Montréal

macleod.alex@uqam.ca

Jegen, Maya

Maya Jegen is Director of Graduate Studies at the Université de Québec à Montréal. Her main areas of research include: the politics of energy, the politics of the environment, public policy and governance, sustainable development, and social and cultural determinants of environmental protection. Currently, she leads two energy-related projects: one focuses on energy security in the European Union (with funding received from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)) and the other concerns the social acceptance of wind energy projects […]

Université du Québec à Montréal

jegen.maya@uqam.ca

Weibust, Inger

Inger Weibust’s research examines the interplay between governance and public policy, and particularly regulation. Is it possible to create institutions to carry out policy functions previously or usually performed by national governments? Her book Green Leviathans (Ashgate Publishers, 2009) looks at cooperation on environmental regulation between states/provinces and within federations. Dr. Weibust’s findings show that even with favourable conditions, cooperative approaches have largely been ineffective in comparison with national legislation or European Union level regulation. Research Interests: Environmental Issues, Regulation, […]

Carleton University

inger.weibust@carleton.ca

Laursen, Finn

Finn Laursen is Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, where he was a professor of International Politics, 1999-2006. He held the Canada Research Chair in European Union (EU) Studies at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2006-2013. At Dalhousie University, he also directed the EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE). Since 2007, he holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam. In recent years, his research has focused upon European integration, especially the making and reforms of the EU’s constitutive […]

University of Southern Denmark

fla@sam.sdu.dk

Paterson, Matthew

Matthew Paterson’s research looks into the relationship between the global economy and global environmental change. He has focused on climate change politics for 20 years, in particular looking at the international climate negotiations, the role of insurance companies in climate politics, and most recently at carbon markets as a means of responding to climate change. In the context of the Strategic cluster, Dr. Paterson is particularly interested in the lessons that Canada can learn from the European experience of carbon […]

University of Ottawa

Matthew.Paterson@uOttawa.ca

Kuus, Merje

Merje Kuus’ research focuses on political geography and geopolitics-particularly on policy-making processes in complex bureaucratic structures. In broad terms, it investigates how political practices are underpinned by spatially defined categories like center and margin, inside and outside, self and other. These categories are central to the processes by which complex political issues come to be defined and managed in a particular manner. Within that problematic, Dr. Kuus’ interests converge on the question of how specifically spatial categories function in daily […]

University of British Columbia

merje.kuus@geog.ubc.ca
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).