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 (www.carelton.ca/europecluster), 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.
Conference Program Chairs
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
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.).
Ex Officio Committee Members
ECSA-C President: 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.
ECSA-C Secretary-Treasurer: Paul Schure is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Victoria. Before joining UVic in 2000, Paul spent one year as a postdoc student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and 4 months as a consultant at the European Investment Bank (1998). He has held visiting positions at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (2002 and 2005), the University of Bonn (2003), Utrecht University (2008), and the University of Amsterdam (2009). Paul works on financial intermediation, industrial organisation, and European integration. His work has appeared in various international economics and finance journals. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) and co-organised the ECSA-C biennial conferences of 2008 and 2010. He was guest co-editor of the 2008 special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and organiser of the Financial Institutions Summer School, held at the University of Victoria in June 2010.