Our Experts

Gould, Robert

Robert Gould is an expert on examination of contemporary discourses of immigration and identity in a range of European countries – such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, United Kingdom, France and Switzerland. He also undertakes investigation of the statements in speeches and official documents from Brussels on the same topics. Dr. Gould has also worked on the media and political discourses concerning minorities in Latvia.   Research Interests: Immigration and identity discourses in a range of European countries – Austria, […]

Carleton University


Jenson, Jane

Jane Jenson holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance at the Université de Montréal, where she is professor of Political Science. She is a member of the Successful Societies Programme of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). She was the founding Director of the Université de Montréal/McGill University Institute of European Studies (2001-05). Her current research interests cover a wide spectrum, including social policy, social movements, citizenship, diversity, gender studies and knowledge transfer. She is frequently invited […]

Université de Montréal


Dutkiewicz, Piotr

Piotr Dutkiewicz is Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Permanent Fellow of the Centre for Civilizational Studies in the Russian Academy of Science. He is Editor-in-chief of a 19-volume series on Local and Regional Development in Poland (1986-1989) and editor (or co-editor) of 12 other books, the most recent of which are: Piotr Dutkiewicz, Richard Sakwa, Fyodor Lukyanov, (eds.) Eurasia on […]

Carleton University


Petit, Isabelle

Isabelle Petit is the former Executive Director of the McGill University- Université de Montréal European Union Centre of Excellence. She is also the Research Director of The Federal Idea, a Quebec think-tank on federalism. Her research interests include: European integration, Comparative politics, International relations, and public law (constitutional, international and administrative). Currently, she is engaged in research projects which focus on the following topics: the creation of a Euro-identity, the development of a European dimension in EU member states’ education […]

Université de Montréal-McGill University


LeDuc, Lawrence

Lawrence LeDuc’s recent research focuses on: the declining voter turnout for elections in western democracies, the political participation of youth, reform of electoral institutions and processes, direct democracy , and the role of elections and referendums in processes of democratization and political change. Media Experience: Dr. Leduc is a frequent TV political commentator on CTV newsworld, and also  has a wealth of outreach experience in Radio and Print media formats. Research Interest: Canadian and comparative political behavior, Research methods and design

University of Toronto


Hartung-MacRae, Heather

Heather Hartung-MacRae’s is the president of the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSA-C) 2018-2020. Her research interests include Europeanization, the politics of the EU, gender regimes and German politics. Dr. MacRae has completed research on the interaction of various policy and institutional levels in re-shaping the German gender regime. Currently  her research is investigating the gendered implications of transportation policies in the European Union. Media Experience: Dr. Hartung-MacRae accepts inquiries from media working in TV, Radio and Print formats. Research Interests: Comparative […]

York 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).