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Discussing gender equality in parliaments worldwide

UN Permanent Observer, Paddy Torsney, recently visited with Political Science students in the POLSCI 3V03, Gender and Politics class. In an engaging session, Torsney spoke about the work that the Inter-Parliamentary Union is doing to drive positive democratic change.
Mar 02, 2018

Congratulations Political Science undergraduate Eric Lim for winning the USRA summer award!

Political Science undergraduate student, Eric Lim, wins the McMaster University Summer Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) for the summer term!
Mar 02, 2018

Soc Sci Students Making a Difference!

On March 2, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Social Sciences will present advocacy work in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy competition.
Feb 27, 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 26, 2018

In Memoriam, Dr. Roman March

With regret, we note the passing of Political Science Professor Emeritus Dr. Roman March.
Feb 23, 2018

Advancing research on meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities and indigenous groups

Political Science professors Karen Bird and Netina Tan have been awarded a SSHRC grant to organize a two day conference on "Diverse & Meaningful Inclusion: Advancing Substantive Representation of Ethnic and Indigenous Groups Worldwide”, Dec. 6 - 7, -2018!
Feb 14, 2018

Congratulations PhD student sasha kovalchuk for receiving the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship!

Political Science PhD student, sasha kovalchuk, who works on Canadian Sanctuary City movement and citizenship has been awarded the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship in Political Science for 2017-18.
Feb 12, 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

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 7

Seventh Annual Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy, Feb. 5 to 6, 2018 McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
Feb 01, 2018

IGHC Newsletter Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of the IGHC Newsletter highlighting: research news, academic program news, and upcoming IGHC Research Seminar Series.
Jan 25, 2018

PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, published new article on the US informal empire in Africa!

Congratulations Political Science PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, on his article on the US African Command (AFRICOM) in the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations.
Jan 02, 2018

McMaster and OLIP: A Continuing Connection

Three Political Science Graduates among 2017-18 interns
Dec 20, 2017

McMaster political scientists wade into OMB hearings over Hamilton’s ward boundaries

PhD student Rachel Barnett and Professor Karen Bird's research paper on visible minority vote dilution in Ontario municipalities highlighted in Ontario Municipal Board hearings over the City of Hamilton's ward boundaries.
Dec 14, 2017

Congratulations to PhD student, Kelsey Leonard, for receiving the prestigious Harvey E. Longboat award!

Kelsey Leonard is a recipient of the Harvey E. Longboat award for her transboundary work on Indigenous water governance
Dec 11, 2017

Congratulations to undergraduate Eric Lim for receiving the Undergraduate Student Research Award for Fall 2017!

Eric will be doing his research on “Effects of Electoral Malpractice on Regime Stability in East and Southeast Asia” and is supervised by Political Science's Dr. Netina Tan.
Dec 06, 2017

November 14 RIPS: Documenting the 'killing fields' of Sri Lanka: Atrocity images and the politics of habeas corpus extremis

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) hosted by the Department of Political Science presents, Dr. Narendran Kumarakulasingam, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. Tuesday, November 14 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 709
Nov 13, 2017

Working? Employment Policy in Canada

Since the economic crisis of 2007/8, signs of discontent among citizens of Western democracies include the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote. Such examples suggest that many people may feel increasingly alienated from the economic and political forces that shape their lives. Political scientist Stephen McBride new book explores the experience of work in today’s labour market.
Nov 13, 2017

Department wins two Graduate Student Association awards

Political Science's Manuela Dozzi takes home the Graduate Student Association (GSA) staff award. Professor Tony Porter wins President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
Nov 10, 2017

PhD student Samantha Jackson and Dr. Karen Bird launch 2017 EXCLerator Report

McMaster study, in partnership with the YWCA, shows women & visible minorities are missing in top jobs in Hamilton and Halton.
Nov 09, 2017