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Joan DeBardeleben

Module Co-Leader on trade policy and climate change
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Carleton University LogoJoan DeBardeleben is Chancellor’s Professor of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies (CES), Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue, past president and current board member of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), and lead editor of the Canadian Journal for European and Russian Studies. Her current research focuses on EU-Russian relations, particularly the impact of the Ukraine crisis on EU policy toward Russia in a variety of areas including energy policy, security policy, the Eastern Partnership policy, and relations with the Eurasian Economic Union. She also conducts research on Russian domestic politics, particularly, in relation to elections. She has a long-standing interest in environmental policy and politics in the post-Soviet region.


  • Joan DeBardeleben (2020) “Negotiations between the EU and Eurasian Economic Union? Implications for the ‘Common Neighbourhood'”. Policy brief produced for the BEAR Network (Between Europe and Russia) policy workshop, “Evaluating the Potential for Cooperation: the EU, the EAEU, and the CSTO,” Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Sept 16-17, 2019.
  • Joan DeBardeleben & Dmitry Nechiporuk (2019) “Diverging views of EU-Russian borders: points of congruence and difference in EU and Russian analysis,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 27:12, 196-207, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1534727
  • Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, eds., EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2018)
  • Joan DeBardeleben, “Alternative Paradigms for EU-Russian Neighbourhood Relations,” in EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions, Joan DeBardeleben and Tom Casier, eds. (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp.115-136
  • Joan DeBardeleben, “Geopolitics of the EU”, in European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective, eds. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), pp.359-378