Scholars (A-Z)

Benz, Arthur (Germany) Professor of Political Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance are at the centre his research. His recent publications include Constitutional Change in Multilevel Government (Oxford UP 2016). His articles in journals such as European Political Science Review, PubliusWest European PoliticsRegional and Federal Studies contributed to empirical and theoretical research on the effectiveness and legitimacy of national and European multilevel governance.
Module: Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member
Link: https://www.politikwissenschaft.tu-darmstadt.de/index.php?id=2946&L=2
E-mail: abenz@pg.tu-darmstadt.de

Bursens, Peter (Belgium) Professor of Political Science at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He teaches several courses on European integration in the department of political science and at the Antwerp Management School. His research interests are Europeanization, federalism, the democratic legitimacy of multilevel polities and skills teaching in political science.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Team Member
Link: http://www.uantwerpen.be/peter-bursens
E-mail: peter.bursens@uantwerpen.be

Conceição-Heldt, Eugénia (Germany) founding Dean of the TUM School of Governance and as well as the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Technical University of Munich.  Her research interests include the causes and consequences of delegation of power to international organizations, accountability and power shifts in European and global governance, and the EU as an actor in world politics.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member
Link: https://eugenia-heldt.com (personal)
http://www.hfp.tum.de/en/governance/chair-holder/
E-mail: eugenia.heldt@hfp.tum.de

DeBardeleben, Joan (Canada) Chancellor’s Professor for the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  Additionally, she is the Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Co-Director for the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University.  Her research includes EU-Russia relations; the impact of the Ukraine crisis on EU energy, security, and neighbourhood policy; national and regional elections in Russia; and Russian politics.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Co-leader; Academic coordinator of the network and Carleton team
Link: https://carleton.ca/eurus/people/debardeleben-joan/
E-mail: joan.deBardeleben@carleton.ca

De Bièvre, Dirk (Belgium) Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp in Flanders since 2006. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in 2002 and did postdoc research in Bonn and Mannheim. De Bièvre’s research revolves around European Union trade policy, interest groups, and the judicialization of the World Trade Organization.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader; Academic coordinator of the Antwerp team
Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/dirk-debievre/
E-mail: dirk.debievre@uantwerpen.be

De Mestral, Armand (Canada) Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Emeritus Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  His current research interest focus on the dynamic of law in international economic integration. Moreover, he has prepared books, articles and studies in English and French on international trade law and on Canadian comparative and constitutional law and international law.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member
Link: https://www.mcgill.ca/law/about/profs/de-mestral-armand
E-mail: armand.de.mestral@mcgill.ca

Hübner, Kurt (Canada) Professor of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia.  Central to Hübner’s research are topics of global and European currency regimes, international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability. His latest research focuses in a comparative way on national pathways to low carbon-emission economies where he is heading an international research group with scholars from Italy, Norway, Canada and Germany.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada); Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member
Link: https://politics.ubc.ca/persons/kurt-huebner/
E-mail: kurt.huebner@ubc.ca

Knodt, Michèle (Germany) Professor at the Institute of Political Science, specialized in EU Governance and energy policy, at TU Darmstadt in Germany.  She is Co-Director of the TU Darmstadt Energy Center and director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue” (CEDI). Knodt coordinates several international, interdisciplinary research projects and publishes widely in international peer-reviewed journals.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges; Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader [Module 1]; Team member [Module 3]; Academic coordinator of the Darmstadt team
Link: https://www.politikwissenschaft.tu-darmstadt.de/index.php?id=pw_knodt
E-mail: knodt@pg.tu-darmstadt.de

Leblond, Patrick (Canada) CN – Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, Associate Director, and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.  He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Research Associate at CIRANO, Affiliated Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal and Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona (IELPO LL.M. program).  His research interests include international economics and politics, comparative economics and politics, as well as regional specializations; namely in Europe and North America.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader
Link: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~pleblond
E-mail: patrick.leblond@uottawa.ca

Muravska, Tatjana (Latvia) Professor of Regional and European integration studies at the University of Latvia (LU). Since 2000, she has been Director of the Centre for European and Transition Studies, European Studies Master ProgrammeDoctoral School for European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies, academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and Jean Monnet Chair at LU.  Her research covers economic, social, and regional policy issues in the EU and New Member States with a special focus on EU structural funds implementation and energy policy in the EU and Baltic States.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member; Academic coordinator of the Latvian team
Link: https://carleton.ca/ces/ces-scholars/visiting-scholars/tatjana-muravska/
E-mail: tatjana.muravska@lu.lv

Musu, Costanza (Canada) Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.  She was formerly the Jean Monnet Fellow in the Transatlantic Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).  Her research focuses on the foreign policy of the European Union, particularly towards the Middle East, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, transatlantic relations in the field of security and defense and conflict resolution and security studies.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Collaborator
Link: https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/#!uottawa/members/831
E-mail: c.musu@uottawa.ca

Rayroux, Antoine (Canada) Advisor – Program and Content, The International Economic Forum of the Americas. His research and publications deal with the comparative foreign and security policies of European states, EU peacekeeping policies and transatlantic diplomatic relations between Canada and the EU.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges; CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Team Member
Link: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/polisci/faculty.html?fpid=antoine-rayroux
E-mail:
a.rayroux@forum-americas.org

Rostoks, Toms (Latvia) Associate Professor in international relations at the Department of Political Science at University of Latvia. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Security and Strategic Studies at the Latvian National Defense Academy. He has written a number of articles and book chapters on Latvia’s interests in the European Union, human security, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region and regional cooperation more broadly, Latvia’s foreign and security policy, and Latvian-Russian relations.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Co-leader
Link: https://carleton.ca/caneunet/toms-rostoks/
E-mail: toms.rostoks@lu.lv

Schott, Stephan (Canada) Associate Professor at the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.  His research focuses on alternative energy and sustainable development in the Arctic, the economic impacts of mining on local communities, food security and the integration of traditional knowledge and science, as well as behavioural experiments in common pool resource environments and energy strategies and carbon emission reduction programmes.
Module: Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader
Link: https://carleton.ca/sppa/people/schott-stephan/
E-mail: stephanschott@cunet.carleton.ca

Schmidtke, Oliver (Canada) Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Victoria where he currently also serves as the director of the Centre for Global Studies in Victoria. His research interests are the politics of migration, citizenship, and nationalism, as well as the governance of migration and integration in Europe and Canada. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and has been a JF Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at Humboldt University Berlin, a F. Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, and a Marie Curie Fellow at Hamburg University.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Collaborator
Linkhttps://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/politicalscience/people/directory/schmidtkeoliver.php
E-mail: ofs@uvic.ca

Schreurs, Miranda (Germany) Environment and Climate Policy Chair and Professor of Bavarian School of Public Policy at TU Munich in Germany.  Her main research areas are in international and comparative climate policy, environmental politics, and low-carbon energy transitions. She is involved in projects examining the energy transitions in Germany and Japan; climate policies of Europe, the United States, and China; and the politics of high-level radioactive waste disposal.
Module: Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader
Link: https://www.professoren.tum.de/en/schreurs-miranda/
E-mail: miranda.schreurs@hfp.tum.de

Stacenko, Sergejs (Latvia) Senior Researcher at the Centre for European and Transition Studies as well as the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Latvia.  He has experience in working for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Economy, as well as an advisor for the Minister of Education and Science for the Republic of Latvia.  His research and publications cover issues in European Social Dialogue and legal issues related to labour disputes and financial participation of employees.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Team member
Link: https://carleton.ca/caneunet/sergejs-stacenko/
E-mail: sergejs.stacenko@lu.lv

Verdun, Amy (Canada) Professor of Political Science, the Jean Monnet Chair, and the founding Director of the European Studies Program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.  Her research interests encompasses European integration studies, comparative politics, international political economy and international relations.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Team Member
Link: https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/politicalscience/people/directory/verdunamy.php
E-mail: averdun@uvic.ca

Viju, Crina (Canada) Associate Professor at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. She is also the Associate Director of the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Project “Studying EU in Canadian High Schools” at Carleton University’s Center for European Studies. Her research interests include the economic effects of different trade policies applied within the EU, US and Canada, European economic integration and EU enlargement.
Module: CETA, Trade Agreements and Economic Cooperation (EU-Canada)
Role: Co-leader
Link: https://carleton.ca/eurus/people/viju-crina/
E-mail: crina.viju@carleton.ca

Weibust, Inger (Canada) Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.  Her research interests are environmental regulation, globalization and governance. Her current projects include a trinational research project on the NAFTA environmental side-agreement, focusing on the Citizen Submission Enforcement Mechanism.
Module: Climate Change and Energy Policy (EU-Canada)
Role: Collaborator
Link: https://carleton.ca/npsia/people/inger-weibust/
E-mail: inger.weibust@carleton.ca

Zaiotti, Ruben (Canada) Director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence and Associate Professor in the Political Science department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His main areas of interest are European Union politics, social media and public diplomacy, border control and immigration policy, and transatlantic relations.  Zaiotti is the author of the monograph “Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of European Frontiers” with University of Chicago Press and editor of books on language and globalization and on migration policy.
Module: EU-Canada Cooperation in Relation to Key Foreign Policy and Security Challenges
Role: Collaborator
Link: www.zaiotti.ca (personal)
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/politicalscience/faculty-staff/our-faculty/zaiotti-ruben.html
E-mail: R.Zaiotti@Dal.Ca

Staff (A-Z)

Carriere, Joshua (Canada) MA Candidate at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) and Research Assistant for the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University in Ottawa. His research interests focus on International trade, particularly in the context of the EU-China relationship.
Role: Research Assistant
E-mail: josh.carriere@carleton.ca

Hurrelmann, Achim (Canada) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. He also serves as Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies (CES), where he coordinates the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union”. His research focuses on EU politics, with a particular emphasis on the politicization and legitimation of EU governance, as well as the debate about democracy in the EU.
Role: Research and Teaching Coordinator
Link: https://carleton.ca/polisci/people/hurrelmann-achim/
E-mail: achim.hurrelmann@carleton.ca

McGinn, Cole (Canada) MA Candidate at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) and Research Assistant for the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University in Ottawa. His research interests focus on financial regulatory regimes, particularly in a European context and contemporary security challenges, specifically extremist movements.
Role: Research Assistant
E-mail: cole.mcginn@carleton.ca

Schmidt, Cathleen (Canada) Network Manager at Carleton University Centre for European Studies (CES). She assists with coordination between Network partners’ activities and provides administrative support. She is a Project Manager for the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the Jean Monnet Project “Studying EU in Canadian High Schools.”
Role: Network Manager
E-mail: cathleen.schmidt@carleton.ca

Zeibote, Zane (Latvia) works for the Centre for European and Transition Studies at the University of Latvia. She is a PhD candidate with the M.A. degree in Economic Policy Management from McGill University of Canada and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Latvia. She worked as an independent expert on the EU Regional and Cohesion Policy analysis, and since 2010 runs a Latvian based NGO Cluster Experts Baltic Sea Region. Previously worked for the State administration, Latvian President’s office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD.
Role: Project Staff, Latvia
Link: https://www.lu.lv/cets/people/
E-mail: zane.zeibote@lu.lv