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MacGlobal Public Lecture and Film Screening on Oct. 24th

Join us for Fire at Sea – 2016 award winning documentary screening, and a public lecture on Refugee Policy in Brazil on October 24th as part of MacGlobal.

Oct 19, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter

Sep 25, 2018

What do digital technologies do to democracy?

Faculty and graduate student researchers from across the University participated in a multi-disciplinary September 15 McMaster workshop to discuss such digital threats to democracy as “fake news”, election hacking, or the delegation of governance to algorithms, along with the potential of digitization for enhancing democracy.

Sep 17, 2018

Eight things the crisis taught us about austerity

The left won the argument but not the fight against neoliberal constraint, argues Dr. Stephen McBride in the September-October edition of the CCPA Monitor.

Sep 13, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country. Political Science Professor Netina Tan and MA student Cassandra Preece dissect what went down in a new article written for The Conversation.

Aug 15, 2018

Privacy in the "Smart City"

What do new "smart city" technologies mean for our privacy? Can we balance our right to privacy with the benefits of having a networked city?

Jul 24, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science PhD Candidate, Angela Orasch, on receiving a grant from the OPC!

Angela Orasch (PhD Candidate, Political Science) and Dr. Sara Bannerman (Canada Research Chair in Communications Policy and member of the Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition) have received a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to study the privacy implications of smart cities in Canada.

Jul 09, 2018

How Malaysians defied the odds and ousted corruption!

Analysis of Malaysia's 14th general election by Dr. Netina Tan and Cassandra Preece.

May 17, 2018

Professor Netina Tan warns against new anti-fake news laws in Asia

Political Science Professor, Dr. Tan, shows how false information can sway elections and how social media can make the situation worse.

May 07, 2018

Professor O’Brien presents work to southern trade union meeting.

On April 4, 2018 Professor Robert O’Brien travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present the results of a co-authored report on alternative trade union policies to the Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR).

Apr 26, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thursday, May 10, 1:00-2:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Race, Refugees and the Current Crisis, Dr. Eric Tang

Apr 10, 2018

Why did it take so long for Canada to kill the Philippines helicopter sale?

Dr. Netina Tan and Globalization Program MA student Marvin Mercado discuss "Canada’s need to ‘walk the talk’ on human rights".

Feb 28, 2018

IGHC Distinguished Speakers Series

Mon., March 19th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, John Clarke, Austerity and After? Policies, Politics, and Ideologies

Feb 27, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Alina Sajed for publishing the first postcolonial textbook in International Relations on Race and Gender!

Dr. Alina Sajed (with co-editor Randolph B. Persaud, American University, Washington) Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations (Routledge) has just published the first postcolonial textbook in IR, that is aimed at undergraduates students.

Feb 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thur., March 8th, 12:30pm-2:00pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 3001, McMaster University, The Diaspora Imperative, Dr. Janet Bauer, IGHC Fulbright Global Scholar

Feb 07, 2018

MDGs cupcakes for the Global Social Policy class

One of our MA students baked these amazing MDGs cupcakes for the Global Social Policy class yesterday, when the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was discussed. Thank you for your kind sharing!

Feb 07, 2018

Helping low-income countries get the most out of scarce health care resources

Dr. Lydia Kapiriri has developed a framework to help policy makers in low-income countries decide how to effectively allocate precious health care resources and evaluate whether their efforts have been successful.

Feb 05, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University,Toxic-free Future: Health and Environmental Justice for Chemical Safety, Dr. Olga Speranskaya, the Goldman Environmental Prize Winner (2009), CoChair of IPEN

Feb 02, 2018