EUCE York will host a number of Visiting Scholars, experts in various aspects of European Union law, society, politics and history. During their time at EUCE York, these scholars will enhance the teaching of EU-related themes in the context of classes, seminars and lectures.
From April 30th, 2012 through to May 14, 2012, EUCE York is pleased to be hosting Prof. Ingeborg Tömmel, a professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Policies at the University of Osnabrück (Germany) and former Director of the Osnabrück Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies. During her time at EUCE York she will be conducting further research into EU multilevel governance and meeting with colleagues of EUCE York in order to exchange views and insights on European governance in comparison to the Canadian system of multilevel governance. The information gleaned from these activities will then be used in a paper she is currently writing.
Before taking her position at the University of Osnabrück, Prof. Tömmel held positions at the Free University in Berlin and at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) as well as visiting professorships in Canada and Egypt. She is holder of the Diefenbaker-Award of the Canadian Council for the academic year 2005/06. Her research focuses on the political system of the EU, European policy-making and governance, the implementation of European policies in the member states, and comparative politics. She has widely published on these issues in monographs, edited volumes as well as book chapters and journal articles. Recent publications include: Innovative Governance in the European Union: the Politics of Multilevel Policymaking (with Amy Verdun) (Lynne Rienner 2009).
Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau, an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) will be a visiting scholar at EUCE York from 25 April until 13 May 2012.
His expertise covers EU law, human rights, comparative constitutional law, and critical theory. During his stay he will deliver several guest lectures introducing his research about freedom of expression (in particular, about hate speech and pornography) and European non-discrimination law.
Dr. Belavusau holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LL.M. from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges, Belgium). He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg, Germany). In addition he has been guest lecturing at various universities in the Netherlands and Belgium.
For the week of March 19th, 2012, EUCE York will host Prof. Galya Ruffer, the founding Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Director of the International Studies Program, Northwestern University. Her current research, grounded in socio-legal approaches and critical legal studies, focuses on the documentation of refugee rights and protection and the potential of new technologies, sexual violence in post-conflict and protracted situations with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region of Africa and the role of testimony in international criminal justice. She has published on asylum law and policy, human rights litigation in transnational courts and immigrant incorporation and integration in Europe. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Northwestern University and has worked as an immigration attorney representing political asylum claimants both as a solo-practitioner and as a pro-bono attorney.
During her time at EUCE York, Prof. Ruffer will be presenting a lecture entitled “Between Testimony and Bearing Witness: Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the EU Asylum Process.” The lecture offers an examination of “cultures” of sexual violence in terms of how experts and legal fora in the European context make use of victim and expert testimony to understand massive sexual violence. The study uses the ongoing conflict in the Congo known as “the rape capital of the world” as a lens through which to examine the ways in which expert and victim testimony contribute to the production of forms of knowledge.
The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, in room 280N York Lanes (building #24 on the map found here) from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
Dr. Fiona de Londras, a faculty member of the School of Law at University College Dublin, will be present at EUCE York as a Visiting Scholar from March 2-8, 2012. Prof. de Londras teaches property law and the law relating to terrorism and counter-terrorism. Her research primarily focuses on questions related to effective rights protection with a particular focus on times of strain and crisis. Fiona is co-editor of Legal Studies and the Irish Yearbook of International Law.
During her time at EUCE York, she will participate in a Syllabus Design Workshop which will bring together late stage PhD students, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Senior Scholars from Canada and Europe to discuss EU-related course syllabi which the participants are currently developing. In addition to this, she’ll be leading a session of the E.U. Law course offered at Osgoode Hall Law School on the subject of “EU Citizenship – Belonging and Participating in an evolving Polity”.
Dr. Nikos Skoutaris (Department of International Relations and European Law, Maastricht University) will be present at EUCE York as a Visiting Scholar from March 5 – 9, 2012. During his time with us, he will present several public lectures, the details of which are currently being confirmed.
Nikos obtained his LL.B. from the University of Aberdeen, his LL.M. from Maastricht University and his Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence). He has worked in Amnesty International, the Council of the EU, the Academy of European Law and Tilburg University. At present, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Law of Maastricht University teaching EU External Relations law and comparative constitutional law. He is an academic expert in the fields of EU constitutional law, EU external relations, comparative federalism and conflict resolution theory. His current research within the EuNaCon project (www.eunacon.eu) consists of a comparison of the various systems of vertical separation of powers in Europe including the EU itself. He has a particular interest in territorial and constitutional arrangements for conflict resolution purposes and the role of the EU. He is the author of ‘The Cyprus issue: The four freedoms in a (member -) state under siege’ (Hart Publishing, 2011) (http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849460958 ). As of 1 September 2012, he joins LSE’s European Institute as a Senior Research Fellow conducting a comparative project on the accommodation of ethno-territorial conflicts in Europe.
While at York, Dr. Nikos Skoutaris will present a lecture entitled “Federalism: The European Union’s Uncommon Principle”. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 6th, in Leith Room (004), Atkinson College (building #33 on the map found here) from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
From January 25 – February 9, 2012, EUCE York will host Visiting Scholar Dr. Rosa María Fernández Martín. Dr. Fernández” publications have focused on climate change, energy policy and corporate social responsibility. At present she is a contributor to the University Association of Contemporary European Studies’ Collaborative Research Network “The Governance of Sustainability: Multiple dimensions, multiple approaches”.
While at EUCE, Dr. Fernández will contribute to the Sustainable Energy Initiative’s (SEI) Smart Grid Solutions seminar, to take place at Ryerson University on Monday, January 26, 2012 from 8 to 11:30 am. SEI is a project spearheaded by York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and more information on it, as well as the seminar, can be found at: www.yorku.ca/fes
The EUCE at York is pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Rosa Fernández entitled “The Uneven Progress of CSR Practices in Europe: A Window for Public Intervention?” on Wednesday, February 8th. This talk will be held in room 305 York Lanes (building #24 on the map found here) from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and Prof. Andrew Crane (George Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics, Schulich School of Business) will act as the discussant for this paper.
During the winter term 2012, EUCE is pleased to be hosting Prof. George Ross as a Visiting Scholar at York’s bilingual Glendon campus. While at Glendon, he will be teaching both “New Forms of Governance in Europe” in the Political Science program and “Europe in International Affairs” which is offered through the Public and International Affairs program. In addition to these courses, Prof. Ross will also contribute a lecture to EUCE’s lecture series “Whose (De)Fault is it Anyway? – The E.U. Crisis in Historical and Comparative Perspective” with a talk on March 21st, 2012 entitled “The Eurozone Crisis: To what degree are E.U. institutions and power relations to blame?”
George Ross is Morris Hillquit Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University (USA), faculty associate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and presently ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet and Visitng Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal. He has been Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2003-2005) and chair of the Council for European Studies (1990-1997). He is an editor of French Politics Culture and Society, Sociologie du Travail, Contemporary European Politics, and the Journal of European Integration. His honors and awards include the title of officier of the French Ordre des Palmes Academiques,and a Chaire Franqui from the Fondation Franqui of Belgium. His most recent books are The European Union and its Crises Through the Eyes of the Brussels Elite (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and What is Left of the Left?, edited with James Cronin and James Shoch (Duke University Press, 2011).
Prof. Neil Walker (Edinburgh University ) was at York the week of November 1, 2011 as a Visitor to EUCE York’s partner The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. During his time at York, Prof. Walker delivered a lecture entitled “Legal Pluralism and Legal Universalism in a Global Context” as part of Nathanson’s Series Legal Philosophy Between State and Transnationalism.
Neil Walker holds the Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh.
Le Centre d’excellence sur l’Union Européenne de l’Université York est heureux d’accueillir Dr. Josiane Tercinet, professeure a l’Université de Grenoble en France, du 17 au 21 d’octobre, 2011. Elle offrira une présentation publique le jeudi 20 octobre à 15:00 intitulée, ‘UE et Kosovo: un regard critique”, dans la salle du Sénat du Collège Glendon.
Dr Josiane Tercinet est chercheuse invitée de l’Université de Grenoble en France où elle est professeure à la Faculte de Droit et responsable du Master ‘Recherche droit international et européen’. Elle a enseigné en France et à l’étranger dans les domaines du droit internationalet public, relations internationales, droit administratif, et sur les thèmes du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité collective. Elle a servi comme membre du ‘Centre d’étude de défense et de sécurité internationale’ (CEDSI) de l’Université Pierre-Mendès à Grenoble et a coordonné pour la France l’Association France-Canada d’études stratégiques (AFCES), réseau d’une quinzaine de centres de recherche français et canadiens. En outre, elle est membre du Conseil de gestion du ‘Centre de recherche et d’études sur la Méditerranée Orientale’ (CREMO). Elle est aussi titulaire d’un Doctorat d’État en Droit public.
Sa vaste expérience académique et professionnelle comprend l’acquisition de sa licence en droit public en 1968, sa thèse de doctorat dans le droit public en 1974 publié aux Presses universitaires de Grenoble grâce à une subvention du Secrétariat d’État aux universités et plus de dix ans d’enseignement universitaire dans le domaine du droit public. Ses publications récentes comprennent: ‘La crise dans le conflit : comment la gérer?’ (2009) et ‘L’aptitude des Nations Unies au déploiement rapide’ (2006).
Dr. Jennifer Fredette teaches courses in constitutional law, comparative law, and sociolegal studies at University of Albany (SUNY). Her research addresses law and society themes such as law and identity, legal consciousness, and legal mobilization, as well as political theory’s concerns with justice and democracy. Fredette studied at Sciences Po-Paris in 2006, and was a visiting research fellow at Sciences Po-Bordeaux in 2008. Her current project, On the Muslim Question: The contentious politics of citizenship in France, explores the disconnect between how Muslims and French elites discuss citizenship, identity, and belonging. Dr. Fredette will be a EUCE Visting Scholar from September 25-30, 2011 during which time she will present two lectures in the series EUROPEAS: EUCE Seminars in History, Culture and Society. The first entitled “What Can Muslims in France Tell Us About Multiculturalism in the European Union?” will take place on September 28, 2011 on York’s Keele campus. The second is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th is carries the title “Enjeux de la diversité en France et dans les États-Unis”. Details on each lecture are found by clicking on the preceding links.
Prof. Denita Cepiku is assistant professor in public management at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where she teaches Strategic management in the Public Sector. She is also responsible for the Research Methods course of the doctoral programme in Public Management & Governance at the same University. She will be at EUCE York as a Visiting Scholar for the month of June 2011 and will give a public lecture entitled “A Grand New Continent: Gains and Gaps in EU Public Management Reform” on York’s Keele campus on Monday, June 13, 2011.
Her main research interests are in the areas of comparative public management reform and network management. Her publications have appeared in academic journals such as Public Management Review, Public Administration and Development, Public Money & Management, International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Administration, International Public Management Review, International Journal of Public Sector Management. She is member of the editorial committees of two academic journals: the International Journal on Public Sector Performance Management (IJPSPM) and of the Mecosan (Health Management & Economics, published by the University Bocconi under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Health).
Denita holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance and a M.Phil. in Public Management.
Prof. Peter Lindseth (School of Law, University of Connecticut) was a visiting scholar at EUCE York from March 7-11, 2011. Prof. Lindseth is the Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of Connecticut, School of Law. He has taught at Yale, Princeton, and Columbia, and also has held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt), the European University Institute (Florence), and the French Council of State (Paris), among other institutions. Professor Lindseth holds a BA and JD from Cornell and a PhD in European history from Columbia.
During his time at EUCE York in March 2011, Prof. Lindseth made a contribution to the Centre’s EUCE Lectures in Law and Governance series and spoke at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. In both instances, his talks were based on his recent publication Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State.
Prof. Suzanne Kingston (School of Law, University College Dublin) was present at EUCE York as a Visiting Scholar from March 14-18, 2011. Prof. Kingston is a graduate of Oxford University (BA in Law) and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (LL.M. in European Community Law, Ph.D.). She served as a référendaire (legal adviser) in the cabinet of Advocate General Geelhoed at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg from 2004-2006. Prior to this, she practised EU law at the Brussels office of the US law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2002-2004) and was a stagiaire at the European Commission (DG Competition)(2001-2002). She has been an affiliated lecturer in law at Cambridge University and a visiting lecturer at University of Leiden. She has lectured at UCD since 2007 and has published widely in a variety of fields of EU law, including EU competition law, EU environmental law, EU taxation law and EU human rights law. Prof. Kingston is a barrister at the Irish bar (2007) and the bar of England and Wales (1999).
While at EUCE York, Prof. Kingston will present two lectures in the Centre’s EUCE Lectures in Law and Governance series:
- From the European Economic Community to a Europe of ‘Values’: Assessing the Limits of ‘Ever Closer Union’, March 15, 2011
- Rights, Security and Conflicting International Obligations: The Judgement of the European Court of Justice in Kadi and its Aftermath, March 17, 2011.
In addition, she will also be contributing to several events presented through Osgoode Hall Law School including the seminars of the Legal Theory Group and the German Law Journal.
Prof. Vlad Perju (Boston College) was at York the week of February 14, 2011 as a Visitor to EUCE York’s partner The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. During his time at York, Prof. Perju delivered a lecture entitled “The Idea of Cosmopolitanism and Constitutional Self-Government” as part of Nathanson’s Legal Philosophy Series.
Professor Perju is a tenured Associate Professor at BC Law, where he has been teaching since 2007. His primary research and teaching interests include the law of the European Union, comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory and legal theory. In January 2012, Perju was appointed Associate Director of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College.
Prof. Mattias Kumm (New York University ) was at York the week of November 15, 2010 as a Visitor to EUCE York’s partner The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. During his time at York, Prof. Kumm delivered a lecture entitled “The Idea of Cosmopolitan Constitutionalism” as part of Nathanson’s Legal Philosophy Series.
Mattias Kumm is the Inge Rennert Professor of Law at New York University’s School of Law. His research interests include Comparative Constitutional Law and European Union Law. He has been widely published most recently contributing “How does European Union Law fit into the World of Public Law? Costa, Kadi and Three Models of Public Law” to Political Theory of the European Union (J. Neyer and A. Wiener, ed., Oxford, 2011) and “Internationale Handelsgesellschaft, Nold and the New Human Rights Paradigm” to The Past and Future of EU Law: The Classics of EU Law revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome (Azoulai and Maduro, ed., Hart, 2010) .
Prof. Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona) was at York the week of October 18, 2010 as a Visitor to EUCE York’s partner The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. During his time at York, Prof. Christiano delivered a lecture entitled “A Democratic Approach to the Legitimacy of International Institutions” as part of Nathanson’s Legal Philosophy Series.
Thomas Christiano is a philosopher at the University of Arizona. He writes books and articles on moral and political philosophy and regularly teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. Christiano’s current research is in moral and political philosophy with emphases on democratic theory, distributive justice and global justice.
Prof. Dennis Patterson (European University Institute, Florence) was at York the week of January 4, 2010 as a Visitor to EUCE York’s partner The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. During his time at York, Prof. Patterson delivered a lecture entitled “The Evolving State and the Future of Global Trade”.
Prof. Patterson teaches legal theory and legal philosophy and author of numerous publications including The New Global Trading Order: The Evolving State and the Future of Trade (with Ari Afilalo, Cambridge University Press, 2010).