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Year 2015-2016

 

Capucine Berdah 

Capucine Berdah is a Master's student in Political Science at the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the impact of the crisis on the European public sphere in the Euro zone. As there is no theory without practice, she writes a blog on European politics.

 

 

Simon Poirier

Simon Poirier is a PhD student in Political Science at Queen's University, Kingston. He completed a MA in Political Science at the Université de Montréal in August 2013. His research deals with the 2008 financial crisis and its impacts on European Union institutions. In particular, he is interested in national and supranational actions - some of them coordinated with each others, some others in contradiction - that were taken during the crisis, and how these impacted European institutions. Tha nature of institutional changes under scrutiny will allow for judging the relevance of existing European integration theories.
Fields of interest: European integration ; international political economy ; comparative politics ; international relations theories.

 

Shannon Dinnan

Shannon is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Montreal. Recipient of the Council Doctoral Fellowship for Humanities Research and CORIM Price (International Relations Council of Montreal), her thesis is on active social policies for youth. In the past she did a four-month internship at the European Social Observatory in Brussels.

 

Roberto Angrisani

Roberto is a researcher in European Union Law, and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. He is currently a second-year PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the Université Laval (Quebec), under the supervision of Pr. Olivier Delas, who holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in which he is involved as a research-assistant. He is also an associate member of the Centre de droit international et transnational at the Law Faculty. His research aims at identifying the ways in which the protection of human rights in European criminal proceedings are being harmonized, through a study of the Court of Justice's case law. Prior to that, he obtained an MA in Law from the University Federico II in Napoli, and he was a trainee lawyer at the Napoli Bar. He also worked as a project manager in the Italian embassy in Dakar in 2011, and he founded a cooperation development organization in Western Africa.

 

 Dana Cotnareanu

Dana is Cotnareanu master's student at the University of Montreal. She is interested in political opportunities created by European institutions for minorities in Eastern Europe. Her work focuses on the memorial competition in Romania generated by the membership requirements of the European Union. She studied the Roma-related memorials, to better understand the construction of identities through the memorial policies.

 

 Juliette Dupont

Juliette Dupont is studying Masters of European Studies at Sciences Po Grenoble, France. Her research focuses on the migration regimes of member states, especially the visas. Faced with a growing privatization of this mode of regulation, she questions the tension between logic and logical security of own market in the visa instrument. 

 

 

  Anthony Weber 

Anthony Weber is a PhD student in political science at Laval University. He has a Masters in European Governance of the University of Luxembourg and a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Lorraine. His research focuses on the budgetary control of parliaments within the EU. His thesis highlighted the marginalization of national parliaments in the European decision-making system, perceiving phenomenon through gradual confiscation of budgetary prerogatives of parliament by the executive powers.

 

Year 2014-2015

Anya Slavinsky

Anya is in her 4th year of studies at McGill University, studying Political Science and Middle Eastern Languages. Originally from Moscow, her interest in the European Union was fostered at a young age and led her to do a year abroad in Rennes, France during high school. Anya was also lucky enough to study in Berlin, Germany at the John F. Kennedy School for several months the following year. This past summer Anya interned with the Israeli Jewish Congress, an organization that focuses on Jewish communities in Europe. Anya assists with the coordination tasks of the EUCE activities at McGill.

 

Nathalie Mehdi

Nathalie Mehdi holds a Bachelor's degree in administrative and political science from the Saint-Joseph University in Beyrouth, and she currently pursues a Master's degree in international studies at the Université de Montréal. She is interested in development and humanitarian aid and in security in the Middle-East and North Africa. Nathalie assists with the coordination tasks of the EUCE activities at the Université de Montréal, being financed by a grant from the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue.

 

Xavier Gagnon-Lagacé

Xavier Gagnon-Lagacé is a Master's student at the Université de Montréal. He is interested in informal governance within European Union negotiation arenas. Through a case study of the Eurogroup, he analyzes the reasons why European actors set up informal institutions in parallel to existing decision-making structures and the factors that explain institutional change within these institutions.

 

Robin Médard

Robin Médard is PhD candidate in Public Law at the Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre la Défense (Centre de recherches et d'études sur les droits fondamentaux). He works on the right to equality and non-discrimination, by looking at Canadian and French public policies and how state ideologies (multiculturalism and republicanism) have lost influence in the context of internationalized political and judicial strategies that fight against discriminations. He relies on this context to downplay the opposition between Canadian and French models and to hypothetize the coming together and reciprocal influence of these two models. Robin benefits from French subsides and and he his the coordinator of the Canadian branch of the Institut des Amériques.

Simon Poirier

Simon Poirier is a PhD student in Political Science at Queen's University, Kingston. He completed a MA in Political Science at the Université de Montréal in August 2013. His research deals with the 2008 financial crisis and its impacts on European Union institutions. In particular, he is interested in national and supranational actions - some of them coordinated with each others, some others in contradiction - that were taken during the crisis, and how these impacted European institutions. Tha nature of institutional changes under scrutiny will allow for judging the relevance of existing European integration theories.
Fields of interest: European integration ; international political economy ; comparative politics ; international relations theories.

Serkan Yarali

Serkan Yarali is a PhD candidate in Political science at the Université de Montréal. His research focuses on decentralized Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and its impact on decentralisation and local democracy. He holds a MA in political sociology from EHESS (Paris) in 2012 and was an Erasmus Mundus TEMA fellow. He studied entepreneurship and leadership at the University of Texas - Austin. Following an internship at the Committee of Regions in Brussels, he worked as a programme manager and a translator at the United Nations.
Fields if interest: European Neighborhood Policy ; Decentralized cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region ; Local democracy ; Languages (French, English, Turkish, Bulgarian, Kurdish, Hebrew).

Lana Rackovic

Lana Rackovic holds a BA in Political Science and Communication from the University of Ottawa. She is the recipient of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in 2013-2014 and from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - société et culture (FRQSC) in 2014-2015, and is currently a MA student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. She works on diversity management, nationalist movements and extreme right wing parties in Europe, in particular South-Eastern Europe. Following an internship at the Council of Europe, she is completing her MA thesis on the management of minority rights in the Balkans.

Roberto Angrisani

Roberto is a researcher in European Union Law, and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. He is currently a second-year PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the Université Laval (Quebec), under the supervision of Pr. Olivier Delas, who holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in which he is involved as a research-assistant. He is also an associate member of the Centre de droit international et transnational at the Law Faculty. His research aims at identifying the ways in which the protection of human rights in European criminal proceedings are being harmonized, through a study of the Court of Justice's case law. Prior to that, he obtained an MA in Law from the University Federico II in Napoli, and he was a trainee lawyer at the Napoli Bar. He also worked as a project manager in the Italian embassy in Dakar in 2011, and he founded a cooperation development organization in Western Africa.

Shannon Dinan

Shannon is a PhD candidate in Political science at Université de Montréal. Following a four month internship at the European social observatory in Brussels in 2013, her research interests include the European Union's social dimension and the social investment perspective. Her work has been generously funded by the Prix CORIM (Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal).

Year 2013-2014

Matthieu Mondou

Matthieu Mondou is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. He holds a Masters’ degree from the Université de Montréal. From 2009 to 2012, he was co-editor of the monthly electronic newsletter PolitiquesSociales.net, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS) of the Université de Montréal. For more information, see his academic profile, here.

Research interests:

  • Public policy and public administration
  • Comparative politics
  • Western Europe and North America
  • Role of expertise in public debates, lobbying
  • Methodology: content analysis, elite interviews

 

Joëlle Dumouchel

Joëlle Dumouchel is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. She works on the political role of central banks within international financial governance, and more specifically on the historical transformation of the way central banks have stabilised markets. For her doctoral research, Joelle has interviewed in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Copenhagen key actors involved in the reforms of the financial regulatory system. During her doctoral studies, she has been a guess doctoral fellow at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and has received doctoral fellowships from the Quebecer, Ontarian and Canadian governments.

Research interests:

  • International finance
  • Economic sociology
  • International relations theory

 

 

Previous years

Kathleen Angers (PhD Candidate), Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal.

Research interests: EU foreign policy, European integration and diplomatic practices, international political sociology, comparative politics.

 

Adam Chalmers (PhD Candidate), Department of Political Science, McGill University.

Research interests: Policy-making; Policy implementation; The interaction of public and private political actors; EU politics; The influence of interest groups on the EU legislative process.


 

Spyridon Kotsovilis (PhD Candidate), Department of Political Science, McGill University.

Research interests: Democratic transition in Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet-Union; Networks and social mobilizations; The European Parliament; Turkey and the European Union; Nationalism in the Balkans and the «Macedonian question».

 

Virginie Lasnier (PhD Candidate), Department of Political Science, McGill University.

Research interests: Comparative Politics; International Relations; Central and Eastern Europe; the former soviet and communist countries; youth organisations in the former Soviet Union.

 

Vincent Post (PhD Candidate), Department of Political Science, McGill University.
Research interests: à venir

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