Summerschool in Montreal : Transatlantic relations and peace in Europe


From June 13 to June 19, the UniPaix Center organizes, along with the Jean Monnet Centre Montréal and the CERIUM from the University of Montreal, a summerschool on transatlantic relations and peace in Europe.


Context :

Transatlic relations are at the heart of the questions on maintaining peace in Europe since the beginning of the XXth century. The Atlantic alliance signature in 1949 is a strong expression of it, in a context where the Occident is facing the USSR. Following its fall, the European Union and the United States of America are seeking to ensure the continent’s stability, especially in former Yugoslavia, between the enlarging of the occidental alliance and a european defense in building.

In the XXIst century, the United States turn away from Europe to Pacific Asia, and especially to China in a context of globalization, questioning therefore the transatlantic solidarity. Nonetheless, the recent resurgence of the Russian expantionist policy and the outbreak of war in Ukraine are causing a spectacular return of the Atlantic alliance at the service of the Europe’s defense, questioning again the problem of crisis and conflicts management and the promotion of peace on the continent. The capacity of the European Union to live peacefully, without building a real commune defense, finding the expression of a power and a protective influence in connection with the american alliance and the occidental world, remains an essential issue for today’s Europe.


  • When : June 13 to 19
  • Where : Montreal, Canada
  • Themes : global peace, international organizations, Atlantic alliance, strategic issues and relations with Russia
  • Objective : mastering the history and the main news debates on transatlantic relations and peace in Europe in the XXth and XXIst centuries
  • Participants : students from the Univesrity of Montreal and Nantes University, from the master degree International History, geopolitic and conflicts
  • Organization : 4 panels of 2 courses, given by academics, specialists in the field, followed by discussions and exchanges between the students and the teachers-researchers, associated with mandatory readings. Conclusion by a crisis management simulation on June 19, prepared all along the summerschool.
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