The Centre, an initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is attached to the Université de Montréal and York University. It brings together some 20 professors in the social sciences and humanities with the goal of fostering higher education, research and awareness at the national and international levels.
The Centre organizes research trips to Europe, as part of a complementary diploma in European and German studies leading to a PhD or master's degree.
Its research currently focuses on 3 areas:
- The relevance of the philosophy of Max Weber in today's world
- Relations between the Balkans and the West
- Construction of collective memory and identity
Canadian Centre for German and European Studies members include Charles Blattberg, Magdalena Dembinska, Jane Jenson, Laurence McFalls, Frédéric Mérand, Augustin Simard, and George Ross, professors in our department.