Our team

Laurie Beaudonnet, co-director

Laurie Beaudonnet

Laurie Beaudonnet (PhD, European University Institute) is Assistant Professor of European politics at the University of Montreal (Department of Political Science) and director of the Jean Monnet Centre Montréal. As Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Montreal (2015-2018), she is deeply involved in teaching EU studies and supporting students’ research on the EU (EuroScope Project). Her research focuses on political attitudes, elections, and public opinion in the European Union, using quantitative and qualitative methods. Recent publications include “A Threatening Horizon: The Impact of the Welfare State on Support for Europe” (JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies), “Red Europe versus no Europe? The impact of attitudes towards the EU and the economic crisis on radical-left voting” (West European Politics), and “Preferences for European Social Policy in Times of Crisis” (Politique Européenne). She is currently principal investigator of Autre(s) Europe, a comparative study on the meaning of the European Project for citizens (funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture) and co-principal investigator of MARP (Mapping Anti-Roma Prejudice in the EU-28), a comparative study of media coverage attitudes towards Roma.

Frédéric Mérand, co-director

Frédéric Mérand

Frédéric Mérand (PhD, Berkeley) is Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and Director of the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CERIUM). He is an expert of European foreign policy and of sociology of international relations. Former advisor of foreign policy, he has been Visiting Professor at Toronto, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Lille, and Guido Carli de Rome. His current work focuses on burden-sharing in international organizations, policy surrounding the purchase of fighter planes, and the decline of the great powers. He is also associate editor of Politique européenne, the only peer-reviewed journal in French devoted to the European Union. His works on european security, political networks, transatlantic relations, and the sociology of the European Union have been published in Security Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative European Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics and Cooperation and Conflict. In 2015, he was elected on the Council of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) at the Boston Conference.

Juliette Dupont, coordinator


Juliette Dupont is a PhD student in political science at Université de Montréal since September 2016. She has a Masters in European Affairs from Sciences Po Lille. She worked as a political advisor at the France Senate Committee on Finance in Paris. Her doctoral research focuses on marketization of border control and visa policies in European context.