Center for International Studies


Center for International Studies

The Centre for International Studies at the Université de Montréal, known as Cérium, is a research centre whose specialization is international studies. The CÉRIUM is linked to the Université de Montréal.

Goals of Cérium

Launched in April 2004, "Université de Montréal's Centre for International Studies" (Cérium) is a vibrant new voice in the field of international research in Québec and Canada.

Cérium team

*Raymond Chrétien [http://www.cerium.ca/article353.html] (Chairman)
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article365.html François Crépeau] (Scientific Director)
*Jean-François Lisée [http://www.cerium.ca/article366.html] (Executive Director)
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article368.html Jean-Philippe Thérien] (Assistant Scientific Director)

The research units

* [http://www.cerium.ca/article431.html Canadian Centre for German and European Studies]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article1198.html Centre for East-Asian Studies]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/cedrie/ Centre on Development of International Research on Environment]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article432.html Chair in American Political and Economic Studies]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article433.html Canada Research Chair on International Migratory Law]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article430.html Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration]
* [http://www.gersi.umontreal.ca/ Research Group in International Security]
* [http://www.iee.umontreal.ca/ Institute for European Studies]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article435.html Research Group on Development]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article436.html International Economy Network]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article2825.html Research Network on Peace Operations]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article1197.html Middle-East Network]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/cemc Chair in Contemporary Mexican Studies]

Cérium activities

Every Spring, CERIUM organizes a major conference, alternating in focus between a European country and a North American topic. In the Spring of 2005, the conference " [http://www.cerium.ca/article944.html What ever happened to Cool Britannia? The UK after eight years of Blair] " brought together thirty of the brightest scholars from Britain and North America to discuss the United Kingdom of Tony Blair. The Spring 2006 conference was entitled [http://www.cerium.ca/article2211.html "Conservative predominance in the U.S. A Moment or an Era"?] . Scholars from the US, Europe and Canada debated the different facts of American, and Canadian, conservatism. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum was keynote speaker.

Summer Schools

The Cérium offers intensive summer schools organized for citizens interested in international issues, as well as local and foreign graduate students. These one week summer schools take place during the first two weeks of July, so during the [http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/fijm2006/accueil_en.asp Festival international de Jazz de Montréal] .

For July 2007, the summer schools offered are:
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article3019.html India: Suprising Modernity] , under the responsibility of Christophe Jaffrelot, director of the CERI and specialist of India.
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article3020.html China Risen: How it changes and changes us] . The academic director of the school is Jean-Philippe Béja, senior researcher at the CERI.
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article3022.html Comparative and International Environmental Law] , with the intellectual support of UNITAR (United Nations’ Institute for Training and Research)
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article2973.html Peace Operations] , under the responsibility of Jocelyn Coulon, director of the [http://www.cerium.ca/article2825.html The Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations] .

External links

* [http://www.cerium.ca/sommaire.php3 CÉRIUM's official website]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/cerium_video.php3 Cérium's Vidéothèque] , contains many of the conferences held at Cérium. fr icon en icon


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