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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

Gender and Ethnic Affinity Voting

Professor Karen Bird and PhD Candidate Samantha Jackson publish research on gender and ethnic affinity voting in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

Sep 19, 2016

Academic Women's Success and Mentorship Lecture Series and Forward with Integrity present Ruby Sahota Member of Parliament

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:30am McMaster University Great Hall (University Club )

Sep 01, 2016

McMaster Political Science Student Serves as National Olympic Committee Volunteer

The Department congratulates Cam Galindo on his experience at the Rio Olympics.

Aug 22, 2016

Professor promotes work in South Africa

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Robert O’Brien took part in a knowledge mobilization tour in South Africa related to a co-edited report titled ‘Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization’

Aug 09, 2016

Introducing The Huque Family Bursary

The Huque Family Bursary was established in the belief that all students should have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

Jun 24, 2016

Professor Tan's Research Funded by SSHRC

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

Jun 24, 2016