Our Experts

Momani, Bessma

Dr. Bessma Momani is Assistant Vice President of International Relations (2020) and Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, D.C. She was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, and formerly a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center. She […]

University of Waterloo


Warren, Mark

Mark E. Warren holds the Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy at the University of British Columbia. He is especially interested in democratic innovations, civil society and democratic governance, and political corruption. He is currently working with an international team on a project entitled Participedia (www.participedia.net), which uses a web-based platform to collect data about democratic innovation and participatory governance around the world. Research Interests: Political Theory, Philosophy, Democracy, Comparative Government, and Political Sociology

University of British Columbia


Vucetic, Srdjan

Srdjan Vucetic is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA-ÉSAPI) & Co-Coordonnateur pour le Réseau en théorie internationale du Centre d’études en politiques internationales (CÉPI-CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Co-Director (Security) in the Canadian Defence and Security Network (CDSN-RCDS). His research interests focus on international politics, including foreign and defence policy, arms trade, and the Yugoslav region. Research Interests: International Relations, Security, Canadian Defence Policy, US Foreign Policy, and US-Canadian […]

University of Ottawa


Dessureault, Simon

Simon Dessureault is pursuing his PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University where he is conducting research on carbon pricing policy. More precisely, he is assessing the link between carbon pricing, emissions abatement, and competitiveness in the industrial sector. Simon is also a Senior Policy Analyst at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), where he has been leading economic research, and policy analysis and development initiatives since 2016. Prior to joining AAFC, Simon was Senior Advisor, Policy and Economics at the Dairy […]

Carleton University


Ohler, Frauke

Frauke Ohler is a PhD candidate and a FNRS research fellow at the University of Louvain. Her current research focuses on contemporary global environmental governance in the EU. In 2018, she graduated with an MA in European Studies from the University of Louvain. She also holds a BA in Social Sciences with a concentration in media, politics, and sociology from the University of Dusseldorf. In 2019, she was a research intern at the University of Montreal for the Convention of […]

University of Louvain


Mat, Fazila

Fazıla Mat is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria in the faculty of Political Science under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Schmidtke. Fazıla holds an MA degree in Humanities from the University of Milan and she has worked for over ten years as a journalist and commentator for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa and other Italian and Swiss media, covering Turkish politics, EU-Turkey relations, issues concerning migration and civil society.  For OBC Transeuropa she also carried out […]

University of Victoria


Claussen, Laurence

Laurence Claussen is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia. He completed his MA in Political Science in November 2020, focusing on US politics, migration, ethics in democracy, and public opinion. He had previously completed his BA in History from the University of Aberdeen, where his studies focused on modern political theory, European history, Western ethics, and the politics of conflict and terrorism. Currently, Laurence is an Assistant to the Jean Monnet Projects for EUCAnet. In this role […]

University of Aberdeen, University of British Columbia


Borrows, John

John Borrows is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law and Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Law and Justice at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. Prior to joining the Faculty, he was Professor and Robina Chair in Law and Society at the University of Minnesota, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, Associate Professor and First Nations Legal Studies Director at the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and Associate […]

University of Victoria


Webber, Jeremy

Jeremy Webber is Professor of Law at the University of Victoria, Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He held the Canada Research Chair in Law and Society and served as the Chair and  Dean of Law. Prior to joining UVic, he was the Dean of Law at the University of Sydney, and Professor of Law at McGill University. Jeremy Webber has written widely on constitutional law, Indigenous rights, federalism, cultural diversity, and constitutional […]

University of Victoria


Rundle, Kristen

Kristen Rundle joined Melbourne Law School in 2015 and was the Co-Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies from 2017 to 2020. Kristen previously held appointments at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney, as well as adjunct, visiting and honorary appointments at the University of Toronto, Erasmus University, the University of Ottawa, and the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University. Kristen Rundle is an expert in administrative law, […]

University of Melbourne


Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, Zoltán

Zoltan Pozsár-Szentmiklósy is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (ELTE). Previously he was the director of the ELTE Bibó István College of Advanced Studies and the Rector’s commissioner-general for student affairs and worked as a legal officer of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, an NGO working for the protection of fundamental rights and the enforcement of the rule of law. Pozsár-Szentmiklósy’s expertise is in constitution-making, constitutional reasoning, constitutional interpretation, principle of proportionality, systems of government, direct […]

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)


Bodnár, Eszter

Eszter Bodnár is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of University Eötvös Loránd (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. She is also a faculty member in the Master of Electoral Policy and Administration program of Scuola Sant’Anna, Pisa and a lecturer at the University of Victoria. She was awarded the Premium excellency postdoctoral grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for the years 2018-2021. She has been teaching and researching in Canada, Germany, France, the United States, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, […]

University Eötvös Loránd


Kraus, Peter A.

Peter A. Kraus is a German-Catalan political scientist who deals primarily with topics of political sociology, comparative democracy research and modern democratic theory. He is currently working at the University of Augsburg as Professor of Political Science and Head of the Institute for Canadian Studies at the University of Augsburg (Germany). Previously he has been the chair of ethnic relations at the University of Helsinki, an associate professor of political science at Humboldt University in Berlin, a John F. Kennedy Memorial […]

University of Augsburg


Mécs, János

János Mécs is a doctoral student at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Law.

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - Faculty of Law


Suteu, Silvia

Silvia Suteu is Lecturer in Public Law at the University College London. She was previously a tutor and ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where she also co-founded and convened the Constitutional Law Discussion Group and acted as Associate Director for Research Engagement of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. Her current research interests are in comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory. She is especially interested in the theory and practice of deliberative constitutional change, constitutional entrenchment and […]

University College London


Weinstock, Daniel

Daniel Weinstock is Professor and the Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, as well as Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and of Arts at McGill. He was a visiting doctoral student at Harvard University, received his PhD at the University of Oxford (DPhil in philosophy) and did his postdoctoral work in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University. Daniel […]

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).