Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ufer, Université de Montréal
Ulrich Ufer is DAAD-Professor at the Department of Anthropolgy and at Le Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes at Université de Montréal. A graduate of the University of Cambridge (B.A. in History), École des hautes études en sciences sociales at Paris (M.A. and PhD in Historical Anthropology) and the University of Stuttgart (co-tutored PhD), Ulrich Ufer's research and teaching focus on the history and anthropology of urban modernity, urban identity, global history, global systemic anthropology and new social movements.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Best, York University
Ulrich Best is a DAAD Visiting Professor in Geography at York University’s Canadian Centre for German and European Studies. His research focuses on the critical geopolitics of Europe, cross-border cooperation, Eastern Europe, and urban politics in Berlin.

Recent publications include: Transgression as a Rule. German-Polish Cross-border Cooperation, Border Discourse and EU-enlargement (Münster: Lit, 2007); The Global Economic Crisis and Regional Divides in the European Union (with Luiza Bialasiewicz, Ülle Marksoo, in: Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51/1, 2010); The invented periphery: Constructing Europe in debates about „Anglo hegemony“ in geography (In: Social Geography 4, 2009, pp. 83-91).

At CCGES, he oversaw the 2011 Transatlantic Forum “Nuclear Energy Policy in Germany and Canada” and the international workshop “Mapping Urban Space” which took place at the Centre in December 2011. In July 2012, Ulrich convening another workshop at the Centre entitled “Mapping Transnational Space”.