André Lecours is a Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He holds a PhD from Carleton University (2001). His main research interests are Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country) and federalism. He is the editor of New Institutionalism. Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005, the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), the co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy. The Politics of Territorial Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2008); and the co-author (with Daniel Béland, Gregory Marchildon, Haizhen Mou and Rose Olfert) of Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada. Political and Economic Dimensions (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Read what participants have said they enjoyed most about Dr. Lecours most recent Single Lecture Presentation “Brexit: Causes and Consequences”:

  • Dr. Lecours’ excellent knowledge of subject and well organized, clear presentation.
  • This was an excellent lecture. By far the best of the 4 I signed up for. The lecturer was able to start at the beginning and clearly give an overview of the history of the current problem and the reasons for and against leaving the EU. I hope you have this lecturer back again. He was fantastic!!!
  • The lecturer’s knowledge of the topic and his ability to pass it on clearly and logically.
  • The lecture was very well structured by the lecturer so it was easy to understand. Brexit is a very complex subject which I was finding very confusing when listening to the news. After last nights lecture, I can understand the issues a lot easier. Thank you.
  • I loved this lecture above all the previous lectures I‘ve taken so far. I could have listened to him (Dr. André Lecours) for another hour. He was so knowledgeable on this subject. I learned so much in those 2 hours, I was amazed.
  • I loved that the lecturer started with basic facts that we might not have known. Coming out of the lecture, I feel I know a great deal more about the topic (Brexit).
  • Excellent lecture. Very well presented by a very knowledgeable lecturer.
  • The lecturer kept our interest throughout the lecture.
  • Excellent lecturer, clear focused presentation. I finally understand Brexit! I appreciated the quick overview of the unification of the UK and the beginnings of the EU. The map of the current EU member countries was particularly enlightening.
  • Of all the 7 classes I took this fall, this lecture was the best and the subject matter was excellent!