Our People

Ruben Zaiotti, Director (r.zaiotti@dal.ca)

Ruben Zaiotti is the Director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Jean Monnet Chair in Public Diplomacy and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Bologna. Find out more about his research and teaching at the Department of Political Science.  Ruben’s areas of research interest relate to migration, border control and security in Europe and North America. He has a blog on these issues at www.schengenalia.com and a second blog focusing on artistic and creative depictions of European borders at www.schengenborderart.com

 

Robert Finbow, Deputy Director (robert.finbow@dal.ca)

Robert Finbow is Deputy Director of the JMEUCE and Professor at the Political Science Department, Dalhousie University.  He also leads the CETA Implementation and Implications Project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU and supported by the JMEUCE.  After doing an undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University and MA at York University, he completed an MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics.  For his research interests and publications, check his profile on the Political Science Department website.

Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Centre Coordinator  (jmeuce@dal.ca)

Madeleine has been the Coordinator at the JMEUCE since 2016.  She holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and an MDE from Dalhousie University. 

Alanna Taylor, Research Administrator (ciip@dal.ca and jmnet@dal.ca)

Alanna works on the CETA Project and Health Law and Policy Network.  She holds undergraduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and St Mary's University, and an MA from Dalhousie University.

 

Name

Department Research

Research Interests

Aldo Chircop

Schulich School of Law EU-Canadian Approaches to Offshore Renewable Energy    Offshore renewable energy, Governance, Law and policy

Meinhard Doelle

Schulich School of Law EU-Canadian Approaches to Offshore Renewable Energy 
Offshore renewable energy, Governance, Law and policy

Katherine Fierlbeck

Department of Political Science Healthcare Governance in EU   European Union politics and institutions; Health care; Federalism

Robert Finbow

Department of Political Science The Canada-EU Trade Agreement and Social Policy      Canada European Union relations, Trade, Investment

Jacqueline Gahagan

School of Health and Human Performance Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada
         
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2

Liesl Gambold

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada       
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2   

Pauline Gardiner Barber

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Migration, Development and Integration in the EU

Migration and Development, Immigration reform in Canada and Italy  

Anders Hayden

Department of Political Science Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the EU and Canada

European Union energy and climate policy

Larry Hughes

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the EU and Canada

European Union energy and climate policy

Geoff Loomer

Schulich School of Law Comparative taxation law andtransnational / international taxation law in Canada, EU member states, and the EU as a whole Tax-international,  Corporate governance

Jon
Penney
 

Schulich School of Law Canadian-EU Conceptions of Intellectual Property, Human Rights, and Innovation Intellectual property, Law and technology, Censorship, Information security

Jerome Singleton

School of Health and Human Performance Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada
         
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2

 

Name Department Research Interests
Florian Bail Department of Political Science Juergen Habermas and Hannah Arendt, Deliberative Democracy, German Foreign Policy
Brian Bow   Department of Political Science Canadian foreign policy, Diplomacy (multilateral and bilateral), International realtions

 

Dimitri Constas

International Relations, Panteion University, Greece [Retired]

CV [PDF - 126kB]
Greek Foreign Policy, European protection of human rights and democratic institutions, Southeastern Mediterranean Relations and Politics
Alexandra Dobrowolsky Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University   UK Politics in general (re: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)   
Christian Marfels Department of Economics Economics of the European Union, The Euro
Ian McAllister Department of Economics Regional and International Development
Mikhail Molchanov Department of Political Science, St. Thomas University   International political economy, Regional integration organizations in Eurasia
Zeynep
Ozkok
Department of Economics, St. Francis Xavier University   International Finance and Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Globalization and Inequality
James Sawler Department of Economics, Mount Saint Vincent University Decision-making involving strategic alliances, International competition and merger policy
Ingrid Sketris College of Pharmacy Research on various factors affecting the medication management system to improve its safety, effectiveness and affordability
Lavinia
Stan
 
Department of Political Science and Director, Centre for Post-Communist Studies, St. Francis Xavier University Comparative politics, Democratization, Religion and politics, Transitional justice, East European politics
Evie Tastsoglou Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University
Gender and International Migration, Immigrant Women, Transnationalism; Citizenship, Identities and Diasporas  
Steven  Wolinetz Department of Political Science, Memorial University Comparative and West European Politics, Smaller democracies, Netherlands, Ireland
Gilbert Winham   Centre for Foreign Policy Studies
International economic relations, World Trade Organization
Lyubov Zhyznomirska Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University Comparative Politics, European Union and its external relations, Migration and Citizenship, Eastern Europe, Russia

Staff

Ruben Zaiotti, Director (r.zaiotti@dal.ca)

Ruben Zaiotti is the Director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Jean Monnet Chair in Public Diplomacy and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Bologna. Find out more about his research and teaching at the Department of Political Science.  Ruben’s areas of research interest relate to migration, border control and security in Europe and North America. He has a blog on these issues at www.schengenalia.com and a second blog focusing on artistic and creative depictions of European borders at www.schengenborderart.com

 

Robert Finbow, Deputy Director (robert.finbow@dal.ca)

Robert Finbow is Deputy Director of the JMEUCE and Professor at the Political Science Department, Dalhousie University.  He also leads the CETA Implementation and Implications Project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU and supported by the JMEUCE.  After doing an undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University and MA at York University, he completed an MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics.  For his research interests and publications, check his profile on the Political Science Department website.

Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Centre Coordinator  (jmeuce@dal.ca)

Madeleine has been the Coordinator at the JMEUCE since 2016.  She holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and an MDE from Dalhousie University. 

Alanna Taylor, Research Administrator (ciip@dal.ca and jmnet@dal.ca)

Alanna works on the CETA Project and Health Law and Policy Network.  She holds undergraduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and St Mary's University, and an MA from Dalhousie University.

Associates

 

Name

Department Research

Research Interests

Aldo Chircop

Schulich School of Law EU-Canadian Approaches to Offshore Renewable Energy    Offshore renewable energy, Governance, Law and policy

Meinhard Doelle

Schulich School of Law EU-Canadian Approaches to Offshore Renewable Energy 
Offshore renewable energy, Governance, Law and policy

Katherine Fierlbeck

Department of Political Science Healthcare Governance in EU   European Union politics and institutions; Health care; Federalism

Robert Finbow

Department of Political Science The Canada-EU Trade Agreement and Social Policy      Canada European Union relations, Trade, Investment

Jacqueline Gahagan

School of Health and Human Performance Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada
         
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2

Liesl Gambold

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada       
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2   

Pauline Gardiner Barber

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Migration, Development and Integration in the EU

Migration and Development, Immigration reform in Canada and Italy  

Anders Hayden

Department of Political Science Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the EU and Canada

European Union energy and climate policy

Larry Hughes

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the EU and Canada

European Union energy and climate policy

Geoff Loomer

Schulich School of Law Comparative taxation law andtransnational / international taxation law in Canada, EU member states, and the EU as a whole Tax-international,  Corporate governance

Jon
Penney
 

Schulich School of Law Canadian-EU Conceptions of Intellectual Property, Human Rights, and Innovation Intellectual property, Law and technology, Censorship, Information security

Jerome Singleton

School of Health and Human Performance Health and Place in the Silver Economy in Europe and Canada
         
International retirement migration, Diverse aging populations, LGBTQ2

Fellows

 

Name Department Research Interests
Florian Bail Department of Political Science Juergen Habermas and Hannah Arendt, Deliberative Democracy, German Foreign Policy
Brian Bow   Department of Political Science Canadian foreign policy, Diplomacy (multilateral and bilateral), International realtions

 

Dimitri Constas

International Relations, Panteion University, Greece [Retired]

CV [PDF - 126kB]
Greek Foreign Policy, European protection of human rights and democratic institutions, Southeastern Mediterranean Relations and Politics
Alexandra Dobrowolsky Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University   UK Politics in general (re: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)   
Christian Marfels Department of Economics Economics of the European Union, The Euro
Ian McAllister Department of Economics Regional and International Development
Mikhail Molchanov Department of Political Science, St. Thomas University   International political economy, Regional integration organizations in Eurasia
Zeynep
Ozkok
Department of Economics, St. Francis Xavier University   International Finance and Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Globalization and Inequality
James Sawler Department of Economics, Mount Saint Vincent University Decision-making involving strategic alliances, International competition and merger policy
Ingrid Sketris College of Pharmacy Research on various factors affecting the medication management system to improve its safety, effectiveness and affordability
Lavinia
Stan
 
Department of Political Science and Director, Centre for Post-Communist Studies, St. Francis Xavier University Comparative politics, Democratization, Religion and politics, Transitional justice, East European politics
Evie Tastsoglou Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University
Gender and International Migration, Immigrant Women, Transnationalism; Citizenship, Identities and Diasporas  
Steven  Wolinetz Department of Political Science, Memorial University Comparative and West European Politics, Smaller democracies, Netherlands, Ireland
Gilbert Winham   Centre for Foreign Policy Studies
International economic relations, World Trade Organization
Lyubov Zhyznomirska Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University Comparative Politics, European Union and its external relations, Migration and Citizenship, Eastern Europe, Russia