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Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
University of Victora

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, LLB (Aix-en-Provence, 1983), MA, (Paris I – Sorbonne 1985, and Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1988), Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario, 1999) is Jean Monnet Chair in European Urban and Border policy, and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration, at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the editor of Journal of Borderland Studies. His key research areas are comparative urban governance, and the governance of cross-border regions, with a specific focus on comparative decentralization, horizontal and vertical governance, and the theorization of cross-border regions. His research work has appeared or is forthcoming in nine books and edited scholarly journals, and over 50 articles and book chapters.


Joan DeBardeleben
Carleton University

Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor’s Professor in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is founder and Director of Carleton University’s EU Centre of Excellence, the Centre for European Studies; she is also Director of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (, which is a major Canada-Europe research network funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. DeBardeleben has written extensively on Russian politics, the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours (including Russia), and topics related to citizen participation and public opinion in both Russia and Eastern Europe. She has recently been a Visiting Researcher at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (Germany) and at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin). Her most recent edited volumes include Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Participation in Europe and Canada, with Jon H. Pammett (2009); The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours (2008); Democratic Dilemmas of Multilevel Governance: Legitimacy, Representation and Accountability in the European Union with Achim Hurrelmann (2007); and Soft or Hard Borders: Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe (2005). She is a also a co-author, providing the section on the Russian Federation, of a widely used university textbook, European Politics in Transition (Mark Kesselmann et al, al, 2009), as well as numerous book chapters on EU-Russian relations and Russian domestic politics.


Paul Schure,
University of Victoria

Paul Schure Ph.D. (European University Institute) is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria. He held visiting positions the European University Institute (2002 and 2005), the Universities of Bonn (2003), Utrecht (2008), and Amsterdam (2009). Paul works on financial intermediation, industrial organisation, and European economics. His work has appeared in various economics and finance journals, and a recent article appeared in European Union Politics and co-editor of the 2008 special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Paul was secretary/treasurer of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) between 2004 and 2010. He is co-organiser of the ECSA-C biennial conferences of 2008 and 2010.


Achim Hurrelmann
Carleton University

Achim Hurrelmann (PhD University of Bremen 2004) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University and Associate Director of Carleton’s Centre for European Studies (CES), an EU Centre of Excellence. He currently works on two major research projects, one focusing on legitimation discourses about European integration (SSHRC Standard Research Grant), the other on a comparison between European and North American integration (Humboldt Foundation TransCoop Grant, with Steffen Schneider). His books include Transnational Europe: Promise – Paradox – Limits (ed. with Joan DeBardeleben, Palgrave 2011); Democratic Dilemmas of Multilevel Governance (ed. with Joan DeBardeleben, Palgrave 2007), Legitimacy in an Age of Global Politics (ed. with Steffen Schneider and Jens Steffek, Palgrave 2007), Transforming the Golden-Age Nation State (ed. with Stephan Leibfried, Kerstin Martens and Peter Mayer, Palgrave 2007), and Verfassung und Integration in Europe (Campus, 2005). His articles have appeared in journals such as European Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Research, Comparative European Politics, European Law Journal, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, and Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte.


Kurt Hübner
University of British Columbia

Professor of European Studies and Director of the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and Global Political Economy and the Chair in German and European Studies. He authored ten books and a large number of scholarly articles.His current research interests are global and European currency regimes (including relations between US dollar, euro and Yuan), EU-Canadian economic and political relations, and the inquiry of national pathways to low carbon emission economies. Most recent books: The New Economy in Transatlantic Perspective Spaces of Innovation (Routledge 2005); Currency and Uncertainty in the Global Economy (Routledge 2011), and Europe, Canada and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Routledge 2011). He a partner in the SSHRC knowledge cluster “Canada-Europe transatlantic dialogue: seeking trans-national solutions to 21st problems”, member of a number of editorial boards as well as a consultant in the arena of European economics.

Finn Laursen
Dalhousie University

(PhD University of Pennsylvania 1980; MA Aarhus University, Denmark) holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) of European Union Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, and is Director of the EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie. He also holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair. Previous positions include: Professor of International Politics University of Southern Denmark 1999-2006; London School of Economics (1985-88), European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht (1988-95); shorter periods at Tsukuba University, Japan, and at Fudan University, China. He published on European integration for example on treaties, comparative regional integration and on the EU as an international actor. The most recent edited works include The Rise and Fall of the Constitutional Treaty (Nijhoff, 2008), The EU in the Global Political Economy (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2009), The EU as a Foreign and Security Policy Actor (Republic of Letters Publishing, 2009), Comparative Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond (Ashgate, 2010).

Patrick Leblond
University of Ottawa

Patrick Leblond (PhD and MPhil Columbia) is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Research Associate at CIRANO in Montreal, and Research Fellow of the Canadian International Council. Owing to his training and experience in business, economics and international relations, Dr. Leblond’s expertise applies to questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy, more specifically those that deal with international finance, international economic integration as well as business-government relations. He holds degrees from Columbia University (Ph.D.), Cambridge University (M.Phil.), Lund University (M.B.A.) and HEC Montreal (B.B.A.).



Ece Ozlem Atikcan
Université de Montréal

Ece Ozlem Atikcan (Ph.D. in Political Science, McGill University, October 2010) is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the European Union Center of Excellence (CEUE) at the Université de Montréal. Her post-doctoral research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Center for International Studies and Research (CÉRIUM) of the Université de Montréal. Her research interests lie at the intersection of voting behavior, political parties, social movements, and nationalism, with a particular focus on European integration. In her doctoral research she analyzed voting behavior in the four 2005 referenda on the European Constitutional Treaty, held in Spain, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, by focusing on campaign framing and diffusion among the cases. Her post-doctoral project explores the double EU referenda phenomenon, where European voters initially rejected a referendum proposal but approved it in a second vote some months later

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