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27th Annual Critical Theory Roundtable

The two-day international workshop featured a public lecture by political theorist Andreas Kalyvas on 'Democracy and the Poor'
Oct 15, 2019

Cassidy Bereskin looks at how Trump’s presidency is changing the way we teach Political Science.

Political science student Cassidy Bereskin’s research on teaching politics in the age of Trump featured in Maclean’s
Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Inder Marwah interviewed about new book

A discussion with Jeff Church, on the Political Theory Review podcast, on Inder S. Marwah's book Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference.
Oct 08, 2019

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, International Learning Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for internships at Canada’s embassy in Washington.
Sep 23, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Robbie Shilliam, Professor, John Hopkins University, September 30 - The Free Labor / Freed Labor: The Case for an Abolition Political Economy
Sep 23, 2019

Political Perspectives: Fall 2019

The McMaster University Department of Political Science Newsletter.
Sep 12, 2019

Political Science PhD Student, Chris Cummins, writes about the discrepancies of Canadian abortion policy across provinces.

New article in Policy Options finds that with a lack of federal direction, abortion access and services have remained uneven and inconsistent across the nation.
Aug 28, 2019

Now hiring! Full-time tenure-track appointment in Comparative Public Policy

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Comparative Public Policy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.
Aug 23, 2019

Michelle Dion receives SSHRC funding to study gender and research impact in social science

The two-year grant will fund a survey of social scientists & analysis of research impacts.
Aug 07, 2019

Dr. Marshall Beier Awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant

Project Probes Children's Rights and the everyday practices and institutions that translate the tension between children as rights-holders and as objects of protection
Aug 07, 2019

Teaching Political Science in an Age of Trump

Honours Political Science student Cassidy Bereskin's research project surveys the Canadian landscape.
Aug 06, 2019

McMaster political scientist joins editorial team of leading journal

McMaster’s Michelle Dion has been named to the editorial team of the American Political Science Review, a leading journal in the field and the flagship journal of the American Political Science Association.
Jul 30, 2019

Catherine Frost awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

Project Probes Constituent Power to Better Understand the Legitimacy of States at their Founding and over the Longer Run
Jul 29, 2019

Standoff Politics: The Mediterranean Sea as a Contested Humanitarian Space

Michael Gordon, PhD Candidate, recently published an article on The Conversation examining the emergence of standoff politics and the criminalization of search and rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea
Jul 19, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.
Jul 17, 2019

Incoming PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Selected as One of the Taiwan MOFA’s Canadian Young Leaders to Visit Taiwan!

Incoming Political Science doctoral candidate Cassandra Preece selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as part of the Canadian Young Leaders’ Delegation Trip to visit Taiwan from 26 May- 1 Jun 2019!
Jun 25, 2019

Trivialization and Public Opinion: Slogans, Substance, and Styles of Thought in the Age of Complexity

New book by Oldrich Bubak, PhD Candidate, and Henry Jacek, Professor Emeritus, takes on the contemporary state of mind
Jun 10, 2019

PhD student Ghada Sasa wins this year’s IGHC Graduate Essay Competition

Congratulations to PhD student Ghada Sasa for winning this year’s Institute on Globalization and Human Condition Graduate Essay Prize!
Jun 07, 2019

NGOs need international protection from Hindu nationalism in India

Narendra Modi's BJP views NGO activists as defiant because they challenge conventional notions of power, social structures and hierarchies that conflict with the idea of Hindu majoritarianism writes Roomana Hukil, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science.
May 31, 2019

‘Closed Ports’ and the Criminalization of Solidarity in the Mediterranean

Michael Gordon, PhD Candidate, recently published an article on The Globe Post examining the growing criminalization of civil society search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean Sea
May 30, 2019