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The militarization of law enforcement agencies – new article!

Political Science doctoral candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi, discusses the terrorizing pedagogy found in the militarization of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. in the latest issue of Cogent Social Science Journal
May 23, 2019

A Remarkable Assembly: Female MPP Job Shadow 2019

Political Science Students Get First Hand Experience in Women’s Leadership and Representation
May 22, 2019

Semester at CityLAB

Spend your Fall 2019 term working with City staff on real-world challenges and earn 15 credits. Learning in the city, for the city.
Apr 24, 2019

Social Sciences students recognized with 100 individual awards and scholarships

On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to all of the recipients in our Faculty of Social Sciences academic awards. You, your family and friends should be proud of your accomplishments.
Apr 04, 2019

Pre-ISA Workshop on Digital Democracy: How Will Digitization Impact Global Democratic Practices?

Ahead of the 2019 International Studies Association Conference in Toronto, on March 26, a group of 24 international researchers gathered at McMaster University to discuss the transnational, cross-border dimensions of digital democracy.
Apr 03, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Senior Lecturer, European and International Studies, University of Portsmouth, April 2 - On the Ruins of Epistemicide: Decolonising International Solidarity through Blackness
Mar 29, 2019

Internationalism in difficult times

Dr. Robert O’Brien revisits the thinking of Rosa Luxemburg, one of the 20th Century’s leading internationalists, to see if there are any lessons for today.
Mar 18, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.
Mar 18, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Helen Berents, Senior Lecturer, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, March 18 - Small Deaths, Global Mourning: The Politics of Images of Children’s Suffering in Conflict and Crisis
Mar 15, 2019

Austerity: 12 Myths Exposed

Belt tightening austerity policies have been the path for most countries shaken by the financial crisis more than ten years ago. The deep spending cuts were often justified based on questionable grounds. Austerity: 12 Myths Exposed debunks commonly held beliefs by the advocates of austerity as the solution to overcome an economic crisis.
Mar 05, 2019

A Remarkable Assembly -- MPP Job Shadow 2019

McMaster has an opportunity to send a small group of female students to participate in a specially tailored 2-day event at Queen’s Park, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Women’s Forum and the Protocol & Public Relations Branch. Join us! Online applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2019 @ 11:59 pm.
Mar 01, 2019

Bottom-up Transformation in Higher Education and its Opportunities

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak, discusses a path-breaking policy at one of McMaster’s faculties
Mar 01, 2019

Level I students invited to Social Sciences Faculty Showcase

The Faculty of Social Sciences will host its annual Level II Showcase for Level I students on Thursday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the L.R. Wilson Hall Lobby.
Feb 26, 2019

Social Sciences alumna helps students build skills for career success

Some call her a master networker or master mentor. She prefers being called a proud alumna. She wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing lessons learned in the world of work to help prepare students to stand out in a crowded job market.
Feb 26, 2019

NEW Honours Political Science Specialization in Global Citizenship (B.A.)

Beginning September 2019 undergraduate Political Science students will be able to pursue a specialization in Global Citizenship which includes a term abroad or work experience / internship on a global issue.
Feb 25, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Sara Bannerman, CRC in Communication Policy and Governance, February 27 - The Algorithmic Governance of Information and Communications
Feb 20, 2019

16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!
Feb 19, 2019

THIS WEEK - "AltAusterity: Coping is Not Enough" - Conference in Berlin, Germany

From "Austerity and its Alternatives", a SSHRC PDG won by Canada Research Chair, Dr. Stephen McBride (Political Science), comes the grant's third annual conference which will take place on February 21-22, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
Feb 19, 2019

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program, and the Centre for Climate Change is excited to present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented. The conference brings together graduate students whose research speaks to the questions raised in the fields of Globalization and policy studies.
Feb 13, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Jenny Kehl, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Research Chair in Policy and Governance, February 6 - Water Scarcity as a Threat Multiplier
Feb 01, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.
Jan 30, 2019