CURRENT GOVERNING BOARD

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PRESIDENT

Lori Thorlakson
University of Alberta
lori.thorlakson@ualberta.ca

Dr. Lori Thorlakson holds the Jean Monnet chair in the Department of Political Science and is the director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include party competition and democratic development in the postcommunist member states of the European Union.

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VICE PRESIDENT

Achim Hurrelmann

Carleton University
Achim.Hurrelmann@carleton.ca

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and currently Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also the Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES). His interests include political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. 

VICE PRESIDENT

Achim Hurrelmann

Carleton University
Achim.Hurrelmann@carleton.ca

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and currently Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also the Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES). His interests include political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. 

VICE PRESIDENT

Achim Hurrelmann

Carleton University
Achim.Hurrelmann@carleton.ca

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and currently Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also the Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES). His interests include political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. 

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SECRETARY-TREASURER

Lyubov Zhyznomirska

Saint Mary's University

Lyubov.Zhyznomirska@smu.ca

 

Lyubov Zhyznomirska an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Mary’s University. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. 

 

Lyubov Zhyznomirska is interested in the European Union’s foreign relations in general and migration relations in particular with its eastern neighbours – specifically, with Russia and Ukraine. She critically investigates the impact of the EU’s immigration and asylum policies on Ukraine and Russia, policy- and politics-wise.

Current Governing Board

PRESIDENT

Lori Thorlakson

University of Alberta

lori.thorlakson@ualberta.ca

Lori Thorlakson hold the Jean Monnet Chair in the Department of Political Science  and is the director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include party competition and democratic development in postcommunist members states of the European Union.

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VICE PRESIDENT

Achim Hurrelmann

Carleton University
Achim.Hurrelmann@carleton.ca

Achim Hurrelmann is Professor of Political Science and currently Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also the Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES). His interests include political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

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Laurie Beaudonnet

University of Montreal

Laurie Beaudonnet is an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal and Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Center Montreal. Her research interests include: Comparative politics, European integration, political behavior, elections, multi-level governance, qualitative and quantitative methods.

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Valerie D'Erman

University of Victoria

Valerie D’Erman is a a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria in the Department of Political Science. She has published in International Politics, the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and contributed to a co-authored book titled “Protecting Our Ports: Domestic and International Politics of Containerized Freight Security,” in 2010 with Ashgate Press. 

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Heather MacRae

York University

Heather MacRae is the past president of the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSA-C) 2018-2021. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at York University. In addition, she was co-editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) from 2017-2027. Her research interests include Europeanization, the politics of the EU, gender regimes and German politics. Dr. MacRae’s current research looks at the role of crises in the EU and its impact on gender and policy making. 

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Willem Maas 

York University

Willem Maas is Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science, Public & International Affairs, and Socio-Legal Studies at York University. He chaired Glendon Political Science for three and a half years and Glendon Faculty Council for four. Professor Maas co-founded APSA’s Migration and Citizenship section and writes on EU and multilevel citizenship, migration, borders, and politics focusing on Europe and North America.

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Crina Viju-Miljusevic

Carleton University

Crina Viju-Miljusevic is an Associate Professor and currently the Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. She is also the Associate Director of the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. Her research interests include European economic integration, EU trade policy, economies in transition and EU enlargement.

YOUNG RESEARCHERS NETWORK CO-PRESIDENTS

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Ann-Kathrin McLean

Royal Roads University (RRU)

Ann-Kathrin McLean is currently a Doctor of Social Sciences candidate at Royal Roads University (RRU)

Her doctoral research explores the relationship between collective memory, remembrance, and a site of traumatic memory. To help mitigate memory loss across generations, Ann-Kathrin strives to understand what shapes Holocaust remembrance in the 21st century through a multivocal analysis.

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Laurence Claussen

University of Victoria

Laurence Claussen is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia. He completed his MA in Political Science in November 2020, focusing on migration, ethics in democracy, and public opinion. Currently, Laurence is an Assistant to the Jean Monnet Projects for EUCAnet and Communications Assistant for the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

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Noah Oder

McGill University

Noah has graduated with high distinction in Political Science (BA) from the University of Vienna. He is currently spending the first year of his Master’s degree in European Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) as a Guy Drummond fellow. As part of this fellowship, Noah is going to spend the second year of his studies at Sciences Po in Paris. His research focuses on a gender-sensitive analysis of European social policy.