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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 modernity, urban identity and global history.

John Paul Kleiner
, York University
Coordinator of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University
John Paul Kleiner is the Coordinator of CCGES. A graduate of both the York University History M.A. and the CCGES Graduate Diploma programs, John Paul has a particular interest in GDR history and Bundesliga football. During the 2004-05 school year, he coordinated The Bridge Project on student mobility between Germany and Canada and in the fall 2008 accompanied Prof. Marcus Funck and a group of York and UdeM graduate students on the Centre’s study tour through the “neue Bundeslaender”. In May 2009, he contributed an article on administrative reform in the GDR to Einblick, the magazine of the Federal Republic of Germany’s Bundesrat.