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Wagner, Andrea

Dr. Andrea Wagner is an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton and a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing the European Commission with regular updates and analytical reports on Romania’s latest anti-corruption efforts. Dr. Wagner has worked for the United Nations Headquarters, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on corruption and rent-seeking in Romania, specifically on how liberalization and marketization of the state-planned economy have engendered new and more pernicious […]

MacEwan University


Vilpišauskas, Ramūnas

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas is a Professor and was the Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University from 2009 to 2019. He worked as the head of the Economic and Social Policy group and as the advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Valdas Adamkus. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas graduated from Vilnius University (Faculty of Economics), Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lancaster University (UK). He studied or trained at the University of Oslo […]

Vilnius University


Turhan, Ebru

Ebru Turhan is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Deputy Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module “INSITER-Inside the Turkey-EU-Relations” at the Turkish German University of Istanbul and Visiting Researcher at the IEP Berlin (Institut for Europäische Politik). Her research focuses on EU-Turkey affairs, External differentiated integration with the  EU, EU enlargement politics, EU institutions, German-Turkish relations and the Refugee crisis. Research Interests: EU-Turkey affairs, External differentiated integration with the EU, […]

Turkish-German University


Tovias, Alfred

Alfred Tovias is Professor Emeritus of the Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University. He was the Chairman of the same Department from 2010 through 2012. Before he served for five years as Director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International  Relations at the same University (2005-2010). He holds also the EU-sponsored Jean Monnet Chair on External Economic Relations of the EU. Alfred is also the president of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI), together […]

Hebrew University


Thieme, Alina

Alina Thieme is a research associate at CETEUS (Centre for Turkey and European Studies), University of Cologne. She was holding the position as Executive Manager of CETEUS from 2018 until late 2019. In this time she was active as programme manager for the establishment of the Master European and International Affairs at the Turkish German University in Istanbul, which is funded by the DAAD. Moreover, she was the programme manager for EUCOPAS, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and for […]

University of Cologne


Tarr, Nathan

Nathan joined the ASU School of Politics and Global Studies in the Fall of 2016 to pursue his PhD in Political Science, studying International Relations and Comparative Politics. He completed his BA (2013) and MA (2016) from the University of Illinois Springfield. His research interests include Identity and Ideology, Religion and Conflict, Radicalization, and the State-Dissident Nexus. More broadly, he is interested in studying the role of religious and political ideologies in social and political movements within the context of […]

Arizona State University


Sottilotta, Cecilia Emma

Cecilia Emma Sottilotta is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Rome. Before joining the AUR, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Political Science of LUISS Guido Carli,  working on the research project  “The choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States’ preferences for economic and fiscal integration – EMU Choices” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation  program.  She has been Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Salzburg, Austria (2016), Visiting Professor […]

The American University of Rome


Schwarzer, Daniela

Dr. Daniela Schwarzer is director of the DGAP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik). She previously was an executive team member of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, serving as GMF’s senior director of research and heading GMF’s Berlin office as well as its Europe program. Previously, Schwarzer headed the European Integration Division at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs), from 2008-14. She joined SWP in 2005 as a senior fellow. […]

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik


Schwarz, Oliver

Oliver Schwarz is researcher and Lecturer for European Integration and Politics at the Institute of Political Science, University Duisburg-Essen (Germany). He is the Coordinator of the Mentoring Programme for the BA Political Science, the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module EUMPC and the Co-Chair of the Duisburg Brranch of the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (SOG). Olivers research focuses on European Integration, processes of Europeanisation and the EU as a global and regional actor in security and peace. He studied Political Science at the […]

University of Duisburg-Essen


Schäfer, Gregor

Gregor Schäfer is Research Associate in the DFG project “Education privileges under pressure. An investigation of educational strategies of upper milieus in the university field” at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. At the 2018 ECSA-C Biennial Conference in Toronto he spoke about the “Europeanization of mobile academics in a united European Research Area”. Research Interests: Sociology (Empiricism, Hermeneutics, Statistics), Internationalisation and Europeanisation of universities, Spatial and social mobility of youth population, Higher education institutions, and Migration and the labour market

FernUniversität in Hagen


Sata, Robert

Robert Sata is Associate Research Fellow at the Political Science Department. He joined the department in 2006 as PhD Coordinator and worked as Senior  Academic Coordinator and Special Projects Officer previously. He has been elected member of the CEU Senate 2006-2012. His research focuses on ethnic relations, minority rights and the politics of identity. He also works on issues of Europeanization and diversity, populism, and political discourse. He has taught courses at McDaniel College, Hungary and Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. AT […]

Central European University


Ribbe, Darius

Darius is research associate since 08/2018 and project manager of the Jean Monnet Teaching and Research Network VIADUCT. His scientific interests are within the fields of European Integration, Gender-Theory and the European Union (‘s Integration) and European (In-)Equality Politics. Research Interests: European Integration, Gender-Theory, European (In-)Equality Politics, and EU-Turkey Relations

University of Cologne


Pardo, Sharon

Professor Sharon Pardo is a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in European Studies. Pardo is a Senior Researcher at The Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies – The National Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), a Centre which he chaired between the years 2005 to 2017. He is the co-editor of Europe and the World book series by Lexington Books. Prof. Pardo served as the Chairperson of the Department of Politics and […]

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Ost, David

David Ost is the Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a frequent visiting professor in eastern Europe. David has written widely on eastern European politics and society, with a focus on political economy, democratization, capitalism and labor. Research Interests: Postcommunist politics in Eastern Europe, Comparative labor and democracy, Labor and social policy, Europe and America, Evolution of Radical Thought, and Globalization and political economy

Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Nielsen, Kristian L.

Kristian Nielsen is an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. He holds a PhD in Political Science and a MA in Contemporary History. Kristian Nielsen specializes in the external relations of the European Union. He has also worked on a number of different topics, such as transatlantic relations, soft power and Eastern Europe, British and Danish politics. He teaches broadly on EU and IR-related topics. Research Interests: Political science, International Relations, EU external relations, Soft power and conditionality, Eastern European […]

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Management - Society and Communication


Mondélice, Mulry

Dr. Mulry Mondélice is teaching international law and diplomacy in the International Studies program at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.  Dr. Mondélice previously taught public international law, international peace, security, and human rights, and diplomacy at York University.  His research interests focus on the international mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights and their role in building and reinforcing rule of law, the role of non-states actors in implementing international […]

Royal Military College Saint-Jean

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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).