Keynote Speakers

emmanuelbrunetjaillyProfessor Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he is Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance (2016-19) and Director of UVic’s European Union Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. He studied Law and Political Science at Paris IV- Sorbonne and for a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many arcticles and book chapters and books and special issues of scholarly journals in urban and border studies. His most recent publication includes an Encyclopaedia of Border Disputes (2015). Currently, he is the research ‘lead’ (principal investigator) for Borders In Globalization a research program funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2013-19) and the European Union (2016-19) that brings together 30 university research centres in 20 countries, and over 100 students to do research on borders. He is the chief editor of the Journal of Borderland Studies (Taylor and Francis / Routledge) and of the Canadian American Public Policy series (Universities of Maine, USA & Victoria, BC, Canada.


bstrucknewimage.jpgDr Bernhard Struck

Bernhard Struck is Associate Professor in Modern European History and was the founding Director of the Institute for Transnational & Spatial History at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, from 2009-2015. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and the University of Paris I, Sorbonne, France. He is a historian of late modern Europe with a main focus on the German lands, France and Poland in the 18th and 19th centuries. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Mapping Germanies: Cartography, Territories, and the Nation, c.1760s-1880s.