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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Whose reconciliation? Conflating Liberal Multiculturalism and Civil Rights Frames on the Road to Transformative Reconciliation in Canada A Research in Progress Seminar Talk 2017 co-hosted by the Indigenous Studies Program and Department of Political Science Who: Dr. David B. McDonald Where: Togo Salmon Hall (TSH) 122 When: Thursday March 9, 3:00-4:30p

Feb 27, 2017

Arriving in Canada 'one of the happiest moments of my life'

Fourth-year Political Science student, Galindo tells his story of starting a new life in Canada.

Feb 13, 2017

Political Science student elected MSU President

Chukky Ibe, to serve 2017-2018 term

Feb 03, 2017

Liberal’s abandoned electoral reform not sitting well with opposition

Global National News interviewed Peter Graefe (Political Science) about the federal government's decision to abandon its campaign promise of electoral reform.

Feb 02, 2017

Ontario premier, cabinet ministers, trade open letters with O'Leary

The Political Science Department's professor Henry Jacek discusses the Liberals strategy for reponding to Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary in a recent article on

Jan 24, 2017

Registration Open - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 6

Sixth Annual Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy, Feb. 6 to7, 2017 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario

Jan 13, 2017

Political Science PhD student receives SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

PhD student Liam Midzain-Gobin was awarded $105,000 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to research the effects of data collection on indigenous communities

Dec 13, 2016

Electoral reform survey sparks online backlash

Peter Grafe of McMaster's Political Science Department was interviewed on CTV News about the Liberal government’s increasingly ambiguous stance on electoral reform continued Monday with the launch of an online survey that has already sparked intense backlash on social media.

Dec 05, 2016

Trump Election Three Weeks Out: Now What?

Join the Political Science department for an unusual panel format: each speaker gets 90 seconds, leaving plenty of time for audience participation! Nov. 30, 3:45 -5:45pm, L.R.Wilson 1003

Nov 22, 2016

Making History Now

Racism, Resistance and Strategies for Building Alliances in the World of Trump, Teach-in, Wednesday, November 16, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Convocation Hall in University Hall, Room 212

Nov 14, 2016

Navigating Policy is Making Its Way Around the World

A recently released book by Political Science's Oldrich Bubak has made its Asian debut in November, 2016.

Nov 10, 2016

Facebook Live Q & A with Political Science’s George Breckenridge

The McMaster University Facebook page will be hosting a LIVE, Post Election Q & A, Nov. 9 at 1pm.

Nov 08, 2016

2016/2017 Sherman Centre Graduate Fellowship

Kelsey Leonard, Doctoral Candidate in Social Policy, awarded 2016 Sherman Graduate Fellowship

Nov 02, 2016

Reflections on the 2016 American Presidential Election

The Department of Political Science and Dr. Henry Jacek are hosting a panel discussion of the upcoming American presidential election.

Oct 27, 2016

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

The Mexico-Canada border: Extraterritorial border control and the production of “economic refugees”, Dr. Julie E. E. Young, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in KTH B107

Oct 19, 2016

Professor McBride's research on varieties of austerity funded by SSHRC Insight Grant

The objective of this project is to move beyond 'one size fits all' accounts of austerity and to provide a more nuanced account of the variety which this broad policy label encompasses, together with interpretation of how varieties of austerity are constituted, and why that matters.

Oct 05, 2016

Professor Tan's research on electoral integrity in East and Southeast Asia funded by SSHRC

Dr. Netina Tan's research into electoral integrity will be supported by a multi-year SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Sep 27, 2016

Austerity and its Alternatives - SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Professor McBride's research entitled "Austerity and its Alternatives" funded by SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Sep 23, 2016

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference 2017

Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference theme focuses on the global dimension of policy and aims to bridge the gap between international relations and public policy by investigating how “the global,” including institutions, actors, structures, and ideas intersects with regional, national, and local jurisdictions to create particular policies and outcomes.

Sep 22, 2016

Professor Tony Porter’s research into the role of numbers in transnational governance funded by SSHRC

Tony Porter’s research recently funded by SSHRC will explore how numbers increasingly are displacing or complementing words, as with numerical rankings and indices, risk models, algorithms associated with Big Data, numerical tracking technologies such as bar codes or Radio Frequency ID tags (RFID), and digitization more generally.

Sep 21, 2016

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

Sep 20, 2016