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Remaking Europe: New article explores supra-national policy making the in EU

Article by Dr. Stephen McBride (Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Public Policy) and Sorin Mitrea (Political Science PhD Candidate) unpacks the layers and complexities of policy-making in the EU.

May 10, 2017

Planning for the future: Methodology training in the Social Sciences

Dr. Michelle Dion (McMaster, Political Science) and Dr. Laura Stephenson (Western) have organized a workshop to begin a discussion between academics, practitioners and experts from around the world about how best to train our students to conduct cutting-edge research and meet the needs of employers.

May 09, 2017

The Transgender Experience and the 21st Century...is it getting better?

Public lecture by Dr. Carys Massarella, Wed, April 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., hosted by the McMaster Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM)

Apr 11, 2017

Daughters of the Vote

Political Science students invited to Ottawa to mark the 100th anniversary for some women gaining the right to vote in Canada.

Apr 05, 2017

Lessons learnt from Elections and Voting Behaviour Workshop, Leuven, Belgium

After attending a winter school on Elections and Voting Behaviour in Leuven, Belgium, Department of Political Science's 1st-year PhD candidate, Rachel Barnett, will discuss her experience and share important lessons learnt.

Mar 27, 2017

Stimulating research! Decent food! Outstanding collegiality!

Please save the date for the Department of Political Science's upcoming Research Design Workshop: Friday, April 7, from 9am to 3pm in McMacter University Student Centre (MUSC) room 318.

Mar 27, 2017

McMaster professors lead SSHRC-funded research on Indigenous research sovereignty

Drs. Michelle Dion (Political Science) and Chelsea Gabel (Health, Aging, and Society) have been awarded one of 28 Knowledge Synthesis Grants as part of SSHRC's Imagining Canada's Future initiative. The funding announcement was made by Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science in Ottawa.

Mar 21, 2017

Promising new cholesterol medicine raises drug cost questions

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Katherine Boothe appeared on the CTV National News on March 17 to discuss the policy implications of an expensive new drug for lowering cholesterol.

Mar 21, 2017

2017 10th Annual Munk School graduate student conference: The New Nature of Democracy

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Netina Tan will be speaking at a round table discussion on "Government for the People" focusing on the development of populism outside of North America and Western Europe

Mar 15, 2017

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. David B. McDonald, March 9 - Whose reconciliation? Conflating Liberal Multiculturalism and Civil Rights Frames on the Road to Transformative Reconciliation in Canada. Co-hosted by the Indigenous Studies Program & Department of Political Science

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 CityNews.ca

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