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McMaster Moot Meet and Greet Question Period

Learn about the McMaster Mooting Society at their Meet and Greet Question Period on October 4th
Sep 28, 2022

McMaster political science professor appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario

Dr. Karen Bird is supporting the redesign of Ontario’s federal electoral district boundaries.
Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Gustavo Diaz joins The Department of Political Science as a Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gustavo studies how information shapes accountability and representation in the Global South. This agenda also informs a research program on research design tradeoffs in quantitative social science.
Sep 08, 2022

Congratulations to Michael Gordon who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Michael Gordon successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Solidarity and Resistance at the Borders of EUrope: Civil Fleet Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Borderscape
Aug 31, 2022

Canada must grant permanent immigration status to undocumented residents

Article published by Peter Nyers, Professor of Political Science and David Moffette, Associate Professor of Criminology at L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa.
Aug 03, 2022

Can we escape dystopia? New Book

Stephen McBride’s new book Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain is published by Bristol University Press
Jul 15, 2022

Just out: Simplicity and Reality: Insights Into the Challenging World of Enquiry and Progress

A new book from Political Science alumnus, Oldrich Bubak, and his colleagues is stimulating public reflection on science and society.
Jul 08, 2022

Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker

Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Kaur Shoker graduates June 15 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. We asked Harjot, who is going on to study for an MSc in occupational therapy at U of T, a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say.
Jun 17, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Finley Kibbey-Dunne

Finley Kibbey-Dunne graduates this week with a political science degree, specializing in public law and judicial studies. Finley talks about his love for politics, his plans for a future law career and his fond memories of Welcome Week.
Jun 14, 2022

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

Noah Fry was featured in the Conversation.
Jun 13, 2022

Now hiring! Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring for a two-year full-time contractually limited appointment in Canadian Politics and/or public policy with a focus on public law.
May 17, 2022

Congratulations to Roomana Hukil who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Roomana Hukil successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental Movements in India.
May 12, 2022

PhD candidate sasha skaidra publishes in Environment and Planning C.

sasha's open-access article 'Seeing like a Zone: Privately deputized sovereignty within Toronto's Sanctuary City' has been published in Environment and Planning C.
May 06, 2022

2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Award Winners Announced

The results of the 2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards have been announced. The awards include the Early Career Researcher Award, the Impact Award, and the Scholar in Community Award.
May 06, 2022

Congratulations to Trina Vella who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Trina Vella successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: The Courts and Political Speech Rights: A Comparative Study
May 03, 2022

McMaster political science department partners with three UK law schools on student exchange opportunity

The semester exchange program is open to political science students enrolled in public law and judicial studies and global citizenship specializations.
Apr 27, 2022

McMaster alum wins Around the Bay Road Race

Victoria Coates talks about her time at Mac and her preparation for the historic Hamilton race.
Apr 27, 2022

New book: Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Nathan Andrews, associate professor of political science has co-edited a new book exploring issues surrounding natural resource-based development in Africa. The book is fully open access.
Apr 26, 2022

Salsa Sarhan receives the 2022 Rudy Heinzl Award

You may know her as the president of the MSSS, but Salsa is also extremely dedicated to community service. Recently, she received the prestigious Rudy Heinzl Award from the MSU. In this Q&A, she talks about the win and what motivates her to leave a lasting impact at McMaster and the Hamilton community.
Apr 11, 2022

Political Science 4D06 Students Participate in Simulation

Students in Political Science 4D06 engaged in a mock National Security Council (NSC) meeting in which they debated a response to a Russian incursion into the Baltics.
Apr 08, 2022

Congratulations to Mohammad Ferdosi who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Mohammad Ferdosi successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: The Development of Employment Protection Legislation in the United Kingdom (1963-2018) and Sweden (1971-2020)
Apr 07, 2022