University of Victora
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, (Ph.D. UWO, 1999) Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, Director of European Studies, University of Victoria, B.C. Canada, Editor of Journal of Borderland Studies. Research areas: comparative urban governance, governance and theorization of cross-border regions. Published work in seven books, and over 35 book chapters and articles in CAPP, CPSR, CARPA, Geopolitics, IJED, JBS, JUA, Progress in Planning, Toronto Press, Ottawa Press, IPAC, Queen ’s Mc Gill, Hassleholm, Sweden, Katharla , France. He was program chair of the ECSA-C 2006, and has been Vice-President of ECSA-C from 2006-2008 and on the program committee of the 2008 biennial conference.
Joan DeBardeleben (PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979) is Professor of European and Russian Studies, and Director of the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. She leads the SSHRC-funded strategic research cluster “Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue”. Her current research addresses EU-Russian relations and Russian federalism. Recent publications: (editor and contributor) Soft or Hard Borders: Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe (Ashgate, 2005); (co-editor, with Achim Hurrelmann) Democratic Dilemmas of Multi-level Governance Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union (Palgrave, 2007); and ‘Russia’, in M. Kesselman, J. Krieger and W. Joseph, eds. Introduction to Comparative Politics (Houghton-Mifflin, 2006). Joan was one of the four members-at-large on the ECSA-C executive committee in 2006-2008.
University of Victoria
Paul Schure is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria since completing his Ph.D. at the European University Institute in 2000. He also held visiting fellowships at the Robert Schuman Centre and the Centre for European Integration Studies in Bonn. Paul works on banking, corporate finance, and EU governance.
University of British Columbia
Kurt Hübner (PhD macroeconomics, Free University of Berlin (1988)) is Professor of European Studies and Director of the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His current research interests are global and European currency regimes (including relations between US dollar, euro and yen), international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability and economic and socio-political foundations of technical innovations in a transatlantic perspective. Publications: The New Economy in Transatlantic Perspective Spaces of Innovation (Routledge 2005); Currency and Uncertainty in the Global Economy (2006). He a partner in the SSHRC knowledge cluster “Canada-Europe transatlantic dialogue: seeking trans-national solutions to 21st problems”.
Finn Laursen (PhD University of Pennsylvania 1980; MA Aarhus, Denmark) holds the Canada Research Chair of European Union Studies at Dalhousie University, since 2006. Previous positions: Professor of International Politics University of Southern Denmark 1999-2006 (he directed the Centre for European Studies & held a Jean Monnet Chair); 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. Publications: Political Economy of European Integration (Kluwer, 1995), The Amsterdam Treaty (Odense University Press, 2002), Comparative Regional Integration (Ashgate, 2003) The Treaty of Nice (Nijhoff, 2006).
Université de Montréal
Frédéric Merand (PhD, U Cal, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Université de Montréal. A former policy advisor in the EU Division at Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, His book, European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State, was just published by Oxford University Press. He has also published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science and Cooperation and Conflict. He is currently working on security and defence policy networks in Europe and the political sociology of the EU. Frédéric was one of the four members-at-large on the ECSA-C executive committee in 2006-2008 and was one the program committee of the 2008 biennial conference.
University of Ottawa
Costanza Musu (PhD London School of Economics and Political Science 2003) is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Richmond University (London-UK) She has been a consultant for the Military Center for Strategic Studies – Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CeMiSS-CASD), the think tank of the Italian Ministry of Defence, and the Book Reviews Editor of the journal Mediterranean Politics (Routledge). She is finalising a book on European policy towards the Arab-Israeli peace process (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan 2009).
Heather earned her PhD from Carleton University in 2005. While working on her dissertation, she taught comparative politics and international relations at both Carleton and University of Victoria. During the period from 2000-2007, Heather moved back and forth between Canada and her “second home” in Germany where she was doing research.
Heather’s current research focuses on gender politics in the European Union. She has two main projects on the go: the first looks at the influence of multi-level governance on the activities of the German women’s movement and the redefinition of parental leave benefits. Her second area of interest examines the unintentional gender consequences of supposedly “gender neutral” EU policies.
University of Toronto
Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of European Studies at the University of Toronto. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written on European integration, transatlantic relations, and democratization. His publications include Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (Cambridge, 2005), and The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, (Chapel Hill, 1997). Recent articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and The Washington Quarterly. His research has been supported by the SSHRC and The National Science Foundation.