Lecture Series

Ammassador to EU talk at UVic
Marie-Anne Conninsx, EU Ambassador to Canada, speaking as part of the lecture series.

The EU Centre of Excellence initiated the EU lecture series at UVic

EU lectures are typically co-sponsored by units on campus and funding from the European Union grants. During the 2014-2016, the participating units were: the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS), the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, the Department of Economics, the Department of Political Science, the European Studies Program, the Faculty of Law, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, and the School of Public Administration.

We continue to host EU scholars, experts, and practioners and upcoming lectures will be posted here.

2017 Fall City Talks Series

The Jean Monnet EU Centre at UVic and City Talks continue to collaborate on bringing speakers to Victoria to contribute European perspectives and research from those working on EU cities to the established City Talks series. Details and videos can be found at City Talks.





26 October

Anton Tantner
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Vienna

The Political Life of Numbers: The History of House Numbering in European Cities

Abstract and Video

City Talks and the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence

30    November  

Emilia Palonen
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki

Space of Passions: Populism and the Politics of "Us" in the Urban Streetscapes of Europe

City Talks and the Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence

2017 Fall lectures





8 November    

Dr. Ambroise Kom
University of Toronto

Xenophobia and Identity in France: The Case of the French banlieues

Lecture notice

UVIC's Department of French, Department of History, European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE), European Studies Program (EUS), Interdisciplinary Program in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (CSPT), The Unesco Chair in Community Based Research and Social responsibility in Higher Education. 

2017 Spring lectures





10 April 2017


David Turpin Building (DTB) A110

Dr. Martin Klatt
University of Southern Denmark

Brexit, Right-wing Populism, Migration:
The re-bordering of Europe from a border region perspective

Event notice

Borders in Globalization
Centre for Global Studies

6 Mar 2017

13:00 - 14:00

David Strong (DSB) C128

Dr. Raoul Delcorde
Ambassador of Belgium to Canada

From ISIS to Ukraine, the challenges facing the EU and Belgium.
The international situation today and the perspective ahead of us.
Lecture notice  

Centre for Global Studies

24 Feb 2017

15:00 - 16:30

BEC 363

Thierry Warin, HEC Montreal

Reducing Systemic Risk in Europe: is the "banking union" a big enough step?

Host: Paul Schure

European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE)

26 Jan 2017

16:30 - 18:00

David Strong C108

Dr. Ernesto Peñas Lado European Commission


Centre for Global Studies,

Ocean Networks Canada