Jane Jenson


Visiting Professor Department of Political Science Université de Montréal Chair Jean-Monnet ad personam

Jane Jenson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, where her research over the past decade has focused on the changing face of social citizenship in Canada, Europe and Latin America. His theoretical approach derives from historical institutionalism, with particular emphasis on the reciprocal influences between ideas, institutions and interests. Over the past two decades, work, family and gender relations have been transformed, as have life courses, thereby undermining all the premises underpinning the social policies put in place in the three decades since 1945. Coupled with a political onslaught by neo-liberals in the 1980s and 1990s, these transformations called for a political analysis of the new social risks, and gave rise to the emergence of alternative perspectives. These include the social investment perspective that now structures many social citizenship regimes. Ideas about social investment and social innovation have been institutionalized, often at the initiative of finance ministers, international financial institutions or international organizations such as the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

George Ross


Visiting Professor Department of Political Science Université de Montréal Chair Jean-Monnet ad personam

George Ross is Hillquit Professor emeritus at Brandeis and ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet at the University of Montreal. He is a past chair of the European Union Studies Association, having served as acting director of CES (1998–1999), director of the EU Center at Harvard (1998–2000), and chair of the Council for European Studies (1990–1997). George Ross is additionally on several editorial boards. His books include Jacques Delors and European Integration (1995) and Euros and Europeans: EMU and The European Social Model (with A. Martin, 2004) and The Brave New World of European Labor (with A. Martin, 1999). In 2011 he published two books, The European Union and its Crises, and What’s Left of the Left: Democrats and Social Democrats in Challenging Times (with J. Cronin and J. Shock).

Laurent Borzillo


Postdoctoral Fellow – Strategic Analysis Network Université du Quebéc à Montréal

Laurent Borzillo is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at UQAM. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Universities of Montpellier and Montreal, and his research interests include European security and military cooperation, transatlantic relations, contemporary military interventions, and the defense policies of France, Germany and Canada. His post-doctoral research focuses on the evolution of transatlantic security architecture over the past five years, using France, Canada and Germany as case studies. He is also co-editor of Le Rubicon.

Sabine Lucile Choquet


Anthropologist, Visiting researcher at CÉRIUM and UdeM teaching staff Department of Political Science University of Montreal

Sabine Choquet holds a PhD in political philosophy from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Laval (cotutelle) on integration policies and national identity, from a comparative perspective between France, Canada and Quebec. She acquired the title of professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where she completed a habilitation to direct research on the political regime of consociation (Switzerland, Canada, European Union) in 2017. Her interdisciplinary research is based on an archaeological method of analyzing and comparing legal, political and historical texts. She has also conducted targeted qualitative interviews. Her fields of study are Canada, Switzerland, the European Union and France. More occasionally, she has worked on Malaysia, Lebanon and Brazil. She has received three international research awards, including the first prize for Political Book of the Year 2012 (Bonenfant Foundation), as well as the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship for Senior Researcher.

Shannon Dinan


Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Université Laval

Professor Dinan’s research focuses on public policy and public finance. Her work focuses on the analysis of public investment and the management of welfare state policies. Professor Dinan also studies the adoption of social and employment policies in times of severe budget constraints. Her recent work analyzes the role of employers in the adoption of training and skills development policies, as well as social and employment policies aimed at populations in precarious situations. Professor Dinan completed her doctorate in political science at the Université de Montréal. Her thesis focuses on active social policies for young people in Europe. She has won several prizes and awards for her work, including the Prix de la meilleure thèse doctorale from the Université de Montréal’s Department of Political Science. In recent years, she has also been an associate researcher at the Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée at Science Po Paris, at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School and at Policy Network in London.

Maricia Fischer-Souan


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Research on social Inequalities (CRIS)

Sciences Po Paris and CÉRIUM.

Maricia Fischer-Souan (PhD Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2020), is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Sciences Po Paris’ Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC) and at CÉRIUM. Her post-doctoral project, Im.magineCartographies des imaginations migrantes: comparaison des Nord-Africains de Montréal et de Marseille – analyzes spatial dynamics in migrant identity construction. Previously, she was a researcher in the Horizon 2020 project GEMMGrowth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets.

Chantal Lavallée


Assistant Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Department Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Chantal Lavallée is Assistant Professor of International Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre sur la gouvernance sécuritaire et de Crise (CRITIC) at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. She holds a PhD in political science from UQAM. She was the recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship from the European Union to carry out the research project “The European Commission in the Drone Community: A New Cooperation Area in the Making” at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, 2017-2019). She also carried out postdoctoral research at the European University Institute (EUI, 2010-2012) in Florence with the support of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture, and at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire in Paris thanks to a grant from the French Ministry of Defense (2015-2016). She is an associate researcher at the Centre Jean Monnet in Montreal, at GRIP (Brussels) and at the think tank OSINTPOL (Paris). Her research and publications focus on the European Commission’s contribution to the security and defense and emerging technologies sectors. The bookEmerging Security Technologies and EU Governance, which she co-edited with Raluca Csernatoni and Antonio Calcara, will shortly be published in the Routledge Studies in Conflict, Technology and Security Series.

Johannes Müller Gomez


McGill University

Johannes Müller Gómez is an FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISCCAN). His research focuses on comparative federalism, with an emphasis on Canada and the EU, as well as environmental and climate policies.

Nanette Neuwahl


Professor Faculty of Law Université de Montréal

Nanette Neuwahl is a professor at the Centre de recherche en droit public de l’Université de Montréal and, since 2008, has held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law at the Université de Montréal. She specializes in European Union law (constitutional law and external relations in particular). Her research interests include the interaction and division of competences between the European Union and its member states, the European Union’s position on the international stage, internormativity and access to justice. She co-edits the journal European Foreign Affairs Review (Kluwer Law International). Her most recent work focuses on the international rights and obligations of the European Union and its member states, transatlantic relations, EU enlargement, trade relations with China, EU constitutional law and human rights, and the relationship between international and constitutional jurisdictions. Nanette Neuwahl, a Dutch national, holds a doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence and a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Leiden University.

Elaine Weiner


Associate Professor Department of Sociology McGill University

(PhD, University of Michigan, 2003). Associate Professor at McGill University since 2003. Professor Weiner’s research program to date has focused primarily on gender politics in Central and Eastern European societies. Her book, Market Dreams: Gender, Class, and Capitalism in the Czech Republic, compares Czech women’s experiences and understanding of the transformation of their work and family life during the Czech Republic’s transition from socialism to capitalism. She has also studied the adoption and implementation of equal opportunities legislation – as part of the obligations associated with membership of the European Union – in several Central and Eastern European states. Her research has also focused on some of the (dis)connections that occur in gender mainstreaming efforts, using the European Union as a case study. Her current research focuses on the different provisions and obligations (e.g. legal) relating to childcare in the Czech Republic and Canada, and their implications for gender equality.