July 7, 2012 - Training

L’Europe peut-elle survivre à la crise ?

Round table with:

  • Pascal Fontaine (SciencePo Paris, ENS)
  • George Ross (UdeM - EUCE)
  • Olivier Costa (SciencePo Bordeaux)
  • Martial Foucault (UdeM - EUCE)
  • Frédéric Mérand (UdeM - EUCE)


Bio indications:

Pascal Fontaine
Honorarium Director, European Parlement
Professor, École Normale Supérieure & Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris
Former Assistant of Jean Monnet



George Ross is an associate professor in the department of political science and at the European Union Centre of Excellence (McGill University - Université de Montréal). He studied at the London School of Economics and at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and obtained his doctorate from Harvard University in 1973. He was recently president of the European Union Studies Association (2003-2005) and previously director of Harvard University’s Centre for European Studies, president of the Council for European Studies (1990-1997) and director of the Department of sociology and the editorial board of many international journals including French Politics, Culture and Society and the Journal of European Integration. Among his honorary titles, he was named an officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Government of the French Republic and was awarded an Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission in the summer of 2008. His research interests concern European politics and industrial relations, the political economy of the European Union, the EU’s elites, democracy, globalization and social structures. The author of many works on the EU (including Jacques Delors and European Integration (1995) and Euros and Europeans (with Andrew Martin, 2004), he has taught at Brandeis et Harvard Universities in the United States, ULB in Belgium and Carleton University, the Université de Montréal and York University in Canada.


Olivier Costa is a CNRS researcher at the Centre Émile Durkheim (Sciences Po Bordeaux), where he teaches on the institutions and politics of the European Union. He is also visiting professor at the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles, at the Collège d’Europe (Bruges) and at the Institut européen of the Université de Genève. He founded and is co-director of the European Studies Section of the Association française de science politique. His research deals with the institution system and policies of the European Union, the democratic question in the Union and parliamentary representation in Europe.


Martial Foucault is a professor in the political science department of the Université de Montréal. Since 2011, he has been director of the European Union Centre of Excellence. His work deals with political economy, public policy and electoral behaviour. He is the author of some 20 articles (published in the American Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Public Choice and elsewhere) and recently published European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (with Frédéric Mérand and Bastien Irondelle).


Frédéric Mérand is a professor in the department of political science at the Université de Montréal, guest professor of European Studies at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, assistant director of the European Union Centre of Excellence (Université de Montréal/McGill) and assistant director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (Université de Montréal/McGill). He is associate publisher of Politique européenne, the only peer-reviewed French-language journal dedicated to the European Union. His work on European security, political networks, transatlantic relations and the sociology of the European Union has been published in journals including Security Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative European Politics and Cooperation and Conflict.


This event part of the Summer School «Europe in crises» (2-7 July 2012).
A light lucnh will be served from 12:30.

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