Prof. Paulina Pospieszna  was invited to give a talk at the Centre for European Studies (CES) at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The talk was about the EU sanctions and aid in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The  Center is currently undergoing a transition from the established in 1998 the Institute for European Studies. As the result of these changes the Center was searching to expand cooperation with the scholars from Europe who are conducting research on the European Union extensively.

Prof. Pospieszna was invited by newly elected CES Director, Prof. Katherine Bowers, to give a speech and share her research resulting from the grant on the EU sanctions. Prof. Pospieszna has published five articles in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals that contribute to the better understanding of European politics, societies, and external affairs. The findings were of the interest to the Center’s faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students across the Social Sciences and Humanities who could listen to her talk in person or online. The speech and presence at the Center created an opportunity to create a stimulating space for discussing European scholarship and current internal and external affairs of the EU.

It was also a great chance to promote the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at AMU at the UBC Center for European Studies and to establish cooperation that might provide the opportunity for faculty members and students in both institutions.