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Conference: Multilevel Citizenship – October 29, 2010

Posted October 26th, 2010 in News

EUCE York Co-Director Willem Maas will be hosting a one-day conference entitled “Multilevel Citizenship” at York’s Glendon Campus on Friday, October 29th, 2010. Citizenship in contemporary societies has come to be defined as a relatively homogeneous legal and political status within the context of a state. While undeniably important, the focus on (nation-)state citizenship obscures important developments at both sub- and suprastate levels. For example, the rise of citizenship of the European Union has raised expectations that other regional integration efforts may also result in meaningful supranational rights. At the same time many ...

Lecture: Prof. Joaquín Roy – “Latin American Integration and the EU Model”

Posted September 23rd, 2010 in News

Dr. Joaquin Roy - EUCE, University of Miami

Dr. Joaquin Roy - EUCE, University of Miami

Prof. Joaqn Roy (Jean Monnet Professor and Director, European Union Center of Excellence, University of Miami) will present a lecture entitled "Latin American Integration and the EU Model" on Wednesday, October 6th from 4:00-5:30 pm in 519 York Research Tower. This lecture is presented as part of the EUROPEAS: EUCE Seminars in European History, Culture and Society, a lecture series ...

Lecture: Dr. Stelios Stavridis – “The EU as an international actor”

Posted August 15th, 2010 in News

Dr. Stelios Stavridis

Dr. Stelios Stavridis

The European Union Centre of Excellence at York is pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Stelios Staviridis (ARAID Senior Research Fellow at the University of Zaragoza, Spain (Research Unit on Global Governance and the European Union) on Wednesday, October 6 from 12:30-2:00 pm in 764 York Research Tower (building # 95 on map found here). There have been many concepts that have been used to describe, analyze and assess, the EU's international role over the ...

Lecture: Prof. Marc Amstutz “Legal Reasoning in European Private Law”

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in News

Prof. Marc Amstutz

Prof. Marc Amstutz

EUCE York is pleased to announce that Prof. Marc Amstutz (Professor of Business Law and Legal Theory, LL.M (Harv.), University of Fribourg, Switzerland) will deliver the first lecture in the Centre's new lecture series "EUCE Lectures in EU Law and Governance" on Wednesday, September 15th from 12:30-2:00 pm in 519 York Research Tower. Prof. Amstutz' lecture will be entitled "Legal Reasoning in European Private Law: The Interlegality Conundrum in a Multilevel Governance Private Law System and the New Developments in the Marleasing-Doctrine ...

Announcement: Change of Governance Structure at EUCE

Posted July 14th, 2010 in News

As of July 1, 2010, Peer Zumbansen, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Economic Governance and Legal Theory at Osgoode Hall Law School, has assumed the position of Co-Director of the Centre. Co-Director Professor Willem Maas, Jean Monnet Chair at Glendon, is on leave 2010-2012. For more information on Prof. Zumbansen and his academic activities, please visit his webpage at:

Talk: Pre-Departure Integration Tests in the EU: Supporting Integration or Immigration Control?

Posted May 13th, 2010 in News

The European Union Centre of Excellence at York University is pleased to be presenting a talk by Prof. Kees Groenendijk entitled "Pre-Departure Integration Tests in the EU: Supporting Integration or Immigration Control?" The talk will take place on Friday, May 21st from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in room 219 of Glendon Hall (building #16 on the Glendon Campus - map here). All are welcome but attendees are asked to RSVP to Willem Maas at <> Kees GROENENDIJK is emeritus Professor of Sociology of Law at Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he directs the Centre for Migration ...

Graduate Student Conference – “Ever Closer Union?/Union sans cesse plus étroite?”

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in News

The new European Union Centre of Excellence at York University is hosting its first graduate conference, “Ever Closer Union?/Union sans cesse plus étroite?" on March 11/12, 2010 in Toronto. The purpose is to showcase graduate student work and promote debate on topics relating to the European Union and EU-Canada relations. The conference will be opened at noon on March 11th with a lecture by Maurizio Cellini, Chef, affaires économiques et commerciales, Délégation de l’Union européenne au Canada / Head, Economic and commercial affairs, Delegation of the European Union to Canada. Mr Cellini will speak on "Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ...

Inaugural Canada-EU Business Lecture: EU-Canada Relations – Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement

Posted March 2nd, 2010 in News

The Honourable Roy MacLaren

The Honourable Roy MacLaren

The EUCE York and the IMBA program of the Schulich School of Business are pleased to present the Inaugural Canada-EU Business Lecture on Wednesday, March 10th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This will be given by the Honourable Roy MacLaren, Co-Chair of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business, and the topic will be "Canada-EU Relations - Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement". The lecture will take place in room N105, Schulich School of Business buildling (#42 on the map found

Talk: Terrorism and the Global Rule of Law – A European Perspective

Posted March 1st, 2010 in News

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas from Queen Mary College, University of London will speak at York University on Monday, March 8th from 10 am-noon on "Terrorism and the Global Rule of Law - A European Perspective". The talk will take place in room S805 Ross Building (#28 on the map found here). Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary, University of London. From 2001 to 2005 he was legal adviser to the House of Lords European Union Committee. He is a regular consultant to parliaments, governments, EU institutions, international organisations and NGOs. He was Specialist Adviser to the ...

Book Launch: Leah Vosko’s Managing the Margins

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in News

EUCE York Faculty Affiliate Leah Vosko will be launching her new book Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and International Regulation of Precarious Employment on Thursday, February 25th at The Annex Live (296 Brunswick Avenue at Bloor) beginning at 7:30 pm. The event will feature remarks by: Deena Ladd, Workers’ Action Centre Kiran Mirchandani, OISE/ UT Laurell Ritchie, CAW Jazz by Kye Marshall and Dan Ionescu & Photographic Works by Susana Reisman. All Welcome! For more information, contact Gowry Siva at 416.736.2100 x33962 or Co‐sponsored by Oxford University Press and York University's Centre for Feminist Research, Centre for Research on Work & Society, and European Union Centre ...