Our Experts

Saint-Martin, Denis

Denis Saint-Martin is an expert in public administration and policy. Since 2008, he is the director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at Université de Montréal and McGill University. His research interests deal with the regulation of ethics in politics, continuity and institutional change, new public management, and the politics of expertise. In 2005, he was a Fulbright scholar at the Kennedy School of Government and before that was a policy advisor in the Office of the Prime minister […]

Université de Montréal


Schmidtke, Oliver

Oliver Schmidtke is Director of the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History at the University of Victoria. Dr. Schmidtke, a former director of European Studies and president of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C), holds appointments in the departments of Political Science and History. Currently his research focuses on issues of democracy, populism, memory politics, the labour market inclusion of highly skilled immigrants as well as processes of political advocacy […]

University of Victoria


Obrist, Urs

Urs Obrist is a Senior Science and Technology Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa. His major research includes Canadian International Relations, Canadian History, German History, 20th century US history, and Swiss History. Dr. Obrist’s Ph.D. thesis (“Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany. A NATO Relationship of Special significance”) examined the transformation process of the former war enemies to Cold War Allies within NATO. The period under review is 1946 to 1957, with a focus on the years […]

Embassy of Switzerland in Canada


Pekacz, Jolanta T.

Jolanta T. Pekacz is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Dalhousie University, previously Canadian Research Chair (Tier II) in European Studies. Her major fields of interest are Memory, identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europe, French salons as lieux de mémoire, biography, Fryderyk Chopin and social history of music. Research Interests: Memory, Identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europe, French salons in the nineteenth century as lieux de mémoire, Frederic Chopin, and Social history of music

Dalhousie University


Diawara, Karounga

Karounga Diawara , LL.D. (University Laval, Quebec), D.E.A. in European law (IEJE, Liege), LL.B. in business law (UGB, Saint-Louis) is currently Professor at the Faculty of Law of University Laval (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada). Prior to that, he was professor of the Department of Law of University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Dr. Diawara’s research interests concern mainly the protection of consumer’s interest by antitrust law (Canada, E.U and U.S.), comparative antitrust law, the link between antitrust and consumer law, […]

Université Laval


Preece, Daniel V.

Daniel V. Preece is a Policy Analyst at Health Canada and former Social Science and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Political Science at Carleton University.  His first book, Dismantling Social Europe: The Political Economy of Social Policy in the European Union (FirstForumPress/ Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009) examined the contemporary debate over social policy in the European Union and the impact this debate has had on the welfare policies within the member-states. His current research draws on […]

HC-SC Health Canada


Whaley, Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Whaley is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Acadia University. The French Revolution, European women and science, French Women in World War II and the History of Women in Medicine from the Middle Ages to the 18th century are her major fields of interest. Research Interests: French Revolution, European women and science, French Women in World War II, History of Women in Medicine from the Middle Ages to the 18th century

Acadia University


Lecours, André

André Lecours is Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country) and federalism. Dr. Lecours is the editor of New Institutionalism, Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005, the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), and the co-author (with Daniel Béland) […]

University of Ottawa


Vallet, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Vallet is an Associate Professor and a Research Director in geopolitics at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis are her major fields of interest. Elisabeth has a great deal of media experience. See Dr. Vallet’s media profile. Research Interests: Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis

University of Quebec at Montreal


Fury, Cheryl

Cheryl Fury is professor in the Department of History and Politics at the University of New Brunswick. Her interests focus on Tudor-Stuart social history, maritime history and Holocaust education.   Research Interests: Tudor England, Social history of Maritime Britain & European Expansion, Reformation & Counter-Reformation, Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe.

University of New Brunswick


Lukic, Renéo

Since 1995, Renéo Lukic is Professor of International History in the Department of History at the Laval University in Canada. From 1991 to 1995, he taught International Relations and History at the University of Virginia and Emory, in United States. Born in Croatia, he was educated at the Zagreb University (Croatia) and at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva in 1988. He is author, coauthor and editor of nine books. He has written more than 50 journal […]

Université Laval


Reisenleitner, Markus

Markus Reisenleitner is Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. His current research focuses on imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city. Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Urban Culture, Popular Culture, Digital Humanities, and Fashion Studies

York University


Ingram, Susan

Susan Ingram is an Professor in the Division of Humanities at York University. Her research focuses on Film, Literature studies and institutions of European cultural modernity.   Research Interests: The institutions of European cultural modernity, including: European film, Fashion, Auto/biography, Comparative literature and Translation studies.

York University


Auvachez, Elise

Elise Auvachez’s research looks into the construction of citizenship beyond the nation-state, and particularly the processes of “citizenisation” by the EU and the UN. One of her case studies focuses on youth citizenship. Media Experience: Elise Auvachez welcomes TV, Radio and Print media inquiries. Research Interests: Citizenship; European Citizenship; Human rights and the EU; Policy/legislative process; Popular Participation and Citizenship; Referenda in the EU; Treaties and Convention (European); Youth citizenship; Youth participation

University of Montreal


Jakhu, Ram

Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu is a tenured Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. For the last 30 years, he has been teaching and conducting advanced research in international space law, law of space applications, law of space commercialization, national regulation of space activities, and public international law.  Since 2010, he has been spearheading the world’s most extensive and multi-million-dollar academic Space Law related research and outreach program.  Currently, he is the […]

McGill University


Moyse, Pierre-Emmanuel

Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse is Associate Professor at the McGill Faculty of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Policy. He is the founder and editor of the Thémis Competition and Innovation Series and Director of publications of the Jurisclasseur Propriété Intellectuelle published in Québec by LexisNexis. Research Interests: Comparative Law, Intellectual Property Law, Competition law, Legal Theory, International Private Law, Commercial law, and the Study of Property Systems

McGill 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).