Watch: Conference on French-German Relations 60 Years after the Élysée Treaty

The Élysée Treaty, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on 22 January 1963 at the Elysée Palace in Paris, marked a watershed in European history. On February 23, we hosted a conference evaluating the relevance of the Treaty in times of political-economic turbulences and war.

You can now watch a recording of the event via our YouTube channel

This event was a project of the Chair for German and European Studies in the Political Science Department and is hosted in collaboration with the French and German Consulates in Vancouver.

Moderator: Dr. Brent Hardt

Ambassador D. Brent Hardt, Ph.D. is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Political-Military assignments. He has led U.S. Consulate General Vancouver since August 2020.


Professor Delphine Deschaux-Dutard

Dr. Delphine Deschaux-Dutard

Professor Delphine Deschaux-Dutard is an associate professor in political science at the University Grenoble Alpes (France) and the vice-dean for International Relation of the Faculty of Law at this university.

She’s also a former fellow of the young IHEDN auditors. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po Grenoble (2008) dedicated to the role of French and German diplomatic and military actors in the development of European Defence Policy since the 1990’s. She published several articles, books and chapters on security and defence issues and presented over 60 communications in scientific conferences in France and worldwide. She spent several research stays in Berlin.

Professor Joachim Schild

Dr. Joachim Schild

Professor Joachim Schild holds a Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Trier. His research focusses on Franco-German relations in the European Union, French European Policy, and the political economy of European integration. He is the co-author (with Ulrich Krotz) of Shaping Europe: France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013), co-author (with Dirk Schmidt) of The end of naivety. EU and US foreign economic policy responses to China (Routledge 2023, forthcoming) and co-editor (with David Howarth) of The Difficult Construction of European Banking Union (Routledge, 2020). He has published, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Journal of European Integration.

JasMine Ashley-Dy

Jasmine Ashley-Dy

Jasmine Ashley-Dy is a fourth-year Canadian student International Relations student in the Dual BA Program between UBC & SciencesPo. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she has been humbled to serve her country by working in various federal policy spheres. Academically, Jasmine is working on two research projects, as a Simons Award and Conway Travel Scholarship in Germany History recipient. She is honored to be serving as a Co-Editor in Chief, for the UBC Journal of Political Studies, where she helps foster the undergraduate UBC culture.

Luca Maria

Luca Maria

Luca Maria is a French student, currently on exchange at UBC. His associative and professional commitments concern Human Rights, Environment, and social reintegration, first on the European territory, then internationally. Maria studies Political Science and Environmental Sustainability in Paris and Reims, where the first post-war Franco-German rapprochement took place in 1962, as such the Elysée Treaty is particularly relevant to Luca’s background.  It is the symbol of European unity, of a Europe that intends to face the challenges of this century, including climate change, a cause to which he is strongly committed.