Willem Maas (York University, Canada):

Willem Maas (York University, Canada) is Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor at Glendon College, York University, where he directs the EU Centre of Excellence. His book Creating European Citizens (2007) argues that European integration involves not only economic cooperation but also a political project of transcending borders and building a European community of people. He is editor of Multilevel Citizenship (2013) and Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People (2013) and is researching the evolution of Dutch citizenship. Professor Maas is founding co-president of the new Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association and previously taught at New York University and (as PhD candidate) Yale University.