People and Partners

Near EU Partners at the Institute for European Studies:

Kurt Hübner is professor of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. Central to Hübner’s research are topics of global and European currency regimes, international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability. His latest research focuses in a comparative way on national pathways to low carbon-emission economies where he is heading a international research group with scholars from Italy, Norway, Canada and Germany. Currently he is working on a project on currency competition and currency co-operation, which analyses the relations between the US Dollar, the Euro and the Chinese renminbi in the process of a multipolarization of the global economy.

Conrad is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the Institute for European Studies. Conrad’s research focuses on the politics of education, and his dissertation examines the role of ideas and institutions in recent education policy reforms in France and Germany. His main research interests are comparative public policy, European politics, and the relationship between expert knowledge and policy-making.

Conrad is an alumnus of the IES Master of Arts programme, and has research affiliations with the Mitteleuropazentrum at the Technishen Universitaet Dresden and the Observatoire sociologique du changement at Sciences Po in Paris. Conrad also directs the EU Study Tour & Internship Program.

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