Professor and Chair of Political Science, University of Victoria; Director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence; Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam)
Amy Verdun is Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam), Professor of Political Science, and Chair of the Department at the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia, Canada, where she has been since 1997. She holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute Florence Italy (1995) and an MA level degree in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of Amsterdam. Her earlier appointments were at the University of Leiden (1991-1992) and at the University of Essex (1995-1996). She was a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne Germany and in 2004 at Sciences Po in Paris France and at the University of Leiden Netherlands in Fall 2009.
She is author or editor of sixteen books and has published in a dozen scholarly journals, such as Acta Politica, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, European Union Politics, International Studies Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Public Policy, and Review of International Political Economy. Her recent books are Ruling Europe: The Politics of the Stability and Growth Pact with Martin Heipertz (Cambridge University Press 2010), EMU and Political Science: What Have We Learned? Henrik Enderlein and Amy Verdun (eds) (London: Routledge), The Common Agricultural Policy: Policy Dynamics in a Changing Context, Grace Skogstad and Amy Verdun (eds) (London: Routledge). Globalization, Development and Integration, Pompeo della Posta and Amy Verdun (eds) (2009) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan); and Innovative Governance: The Politics of Multilevel Policymaking, Ingeborg Tömmel and Amy Verdun (eds) (2009) (Boulder: Lynne Rienner), and Amy Verdun (ed) (2008), The European Union and Asia: What Is There to Learn? (New York: Nova). Her earlier books include Amy Verdun (ed) (2006) Britain and Canada and Their Large Neighboring Monetary Unions (New York: Nova). In Spring 2009 she was the recipient of the Craigdarroch Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Research, University of Victoria for her entire research. Since July 2010 she has been the co-editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (with Michelle Cini).
Professor Verdun has been engaged in numerous activities that examine the relations of the EU with the rest of the world. She has organized conferences in China, Japan and South Africa, as well as in North America and Europe. She has served in various capacities in professional associations. From 2005-2009 she was Member of the Executive Committee of the US-based European Union Studies Association (served as its Secretary from 2007-2009 and its Treasurer from 2005-2007). From 1996-2006 she was Member of the Executive of the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSA-C). From 2000-2006 she was the President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee 3 (RC-3) on European Unification. From 2003-2006 she was Member of the European University Institute Alumni Association (EUI AA) Executive Committee.