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Joan DeBardeleben

Chancellor's Professor, Jean Monnet Chair – Politics and Society in Russia and the European Union, European Neighbourhood Policy

Degrees:M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2886
Office:3307 Richcraft Hall (former River Building)

Joan DeBardeleben (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1979) is a professor in the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. She was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair for the period 2011-2104 and again in 2016, with the focal point being the EU’s relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood. She is founder, former Director, and currently Co-Director of Carleton’s Centre for European Studies (CES), a Carleton University Research Centre focusing on European affairs. CES currently hosts a Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence.

Prof. DeBardeleben heads the Jean Monnet Network on Canada-EU Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue, selected for funding by the Erasmus Plus program for three years, beginning in 2017. From 2013-2015, Prof. DeBardeleben was a partner on a Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group “EU-Russia relations: Developing a transnational perspective”. She is also Director of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a research network involving Canadian experts on the EU from across the country and collaborators from EU member state countries; the project was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada from 2008-2017.

Professor DeBardeleben‘s current research relates to EU policies toward Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbours; she also conducts research on Russian politics, currently on regional elections.  She has an extensive publication record, including three books, eleven edited or co-edited volumes, and numerous journal articles and book chapters. Her articles have appeared in leading journals such as The British Journal of Political Science, Europe-Asia Studies, East European Politics and Societies, and European Political Science Review. She currently holds an Insight Grant (2016-2021) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, on the topic of The European Union’s Eastern Policy and the Ukraine Crisis: Causes and Impacts.

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