7th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association - Canada
“The Maturing European Union”
25-27 September 2008
Edmonton, Alberta
ECSA Canada is grateful for the support of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta, European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, Education and Culture DG) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Conference Grant).
Conference Highlights
Keynote Addresses:
Kathleen R. McNamara (Georgetown University) will speak on “The EU as an Imagined Community”
George W. Ross (Brandeis University and Harvard University) will speak on “The European Union in Crisis”

Plenary Panel “Opportunities and Challenges in the Maturing European Union”
Chair: Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto
Patrick Crowley, Texas A&M University
Giovanni Di Girolamo, Head of the Political Section, EU delegation to Canada
Jean-Yves Haine, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Finn Laursen, Dalhousie University
Jonathan Tomkin, Cour de Justice des Communautés Européennes
Amy Verdun, University of Victoria
2008 ECSA-Canada Biennial Conference Paper Awards
Best Conference Paper
Best Paper on EU Governance
Best Student Paper