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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

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