Our Experts

Thomassen, Lasse

Lasse Thomassen is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in thein the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, and Reader in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Deconstructing Habermas (2007) and British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation (2017). He is currently working on deconstruction, the category of representation and new forms of radical politics. Research Interests: Democratic representation, Radical politics, and Political theory

Queen Mary University of London


Wesley, Jared

Jared Wesley is a pracademic – a practicing political scientist and former bureaucrat — whose career path to an Associate Professor role in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta has included senior management positions in the Government of Alberta. He is also Associate Chair (Graduate), Faculty of Arts for the Political Science Department at University of Alberta. He studies the intersection of political culture and public policy, with a special focus on conservatism and populism. He […]

University of Alberta


Sayfutdinova, Alina

Alina Sayfutdinova is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the theoretical basis of International Relations and Public Policy. She also holds an MA in European studies from Carleton University. Her Master’s research focused on Securitization Theory and EU discourse on energy relations with Russia. She also holds a BA (Hon.) in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. Research Interests: International Relations, Public Policy, Defence and Security, and EU-Russia Relations

Carleton University


Thorlakson, Lori

Dr. Lori Thorlakson is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta where she has held a Jean Monnet Chair and was the founding director of the European Union Centre of Excellence. She is currently vice-president of ECSA-C.  Her research interests include party competition in multilevel systems, and democratic development in the post-communist member states of the European Union and energy transition. Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Comparative Federalism, Democracy, and Post-Communist Eastern Europe

University of Alberta


Johnston, Richard

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) is a Professor Emeritus from the University of British Columbia. He held the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation until his retirement on 30 June 2020. He continues to be affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He also taught at the University of Toronto, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University (Mackenzie King chair, 1994-5), and the University of Pennsylvania. He held visiting fellowships at Queen’s University at Kingston, the Mannheimer Zentrum für […]

University of British Columbia


Levy, Charmain

Charmain Levy, PhD and DEA in Anthropology and Sociology of Politics (2000) from the University of Paris VIII, Masters at the University of Paris III in sociology with a specialisation in Latin American Studies; and Hon. BA at York University in political science (international relations and comparative politics). She was a full Professor at the University of Outaouais from 2005 to 2016, teaching International Development. In 2016, she became dean of research at UQO. She is a specialist in Latin […]

University of Outaouais


Rousseau, Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Rosseau is a PhD student at the Centre on International Peace and Security (CEPSI) and Centre in International Studies and Research at the University of Montreal (CERIUM). Her current research focus is contestation practices by the Russian permanent representation at the OSCE. Currently, she is also a Junior Fellow at the Defence and Security Foresight Group at the University of Waterloo. She holds a BA in Russian studies from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaures. She also holds an MA […]

University of Montreal


Williams, Michael

Michael Williams is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and holds the University Research Chair in Global Political Thought at the University of Ottawa. His primary research interests are in International Relations theory and security studies. His previous research examines the influence of classic political theory in IR by emphasizing the evolution of realism. His current research focuses on the impact of radical conservative movements, a global right, on international order and foreign policy. Prior […]

University of Ottawa


Gheciu, Alexandra

Alexandra Gheciu is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Her research interests are in the fields of international security, international institutions, Euro-Atlantic relations, global governance and the liberal order, the Global Right, state (re)building, and International Relations theory.    Alexandra’s publications include, in addition to articles in leading academic journals, several books: NATO in the ‘’New Europe’: The Politics of International Socialization After the Cold […]

University of Ottawa


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

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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).