While the department covers all the main fields in Political Science, we also have research expertise and knowledge in the following research clusters. Visit the following research clusters for more information on the faculty members who teach and conduct research in these specific areas, and the types of projects currently being conducted in the department.
Aside from the different research clusters within the Department of Political Science, our faculty members also lead and/or are actively involved in the following interdisciplinary networks in McMaster University:
To learn more about the research we do in Political Science, browse our research snaps. Snaps are short, readable summaries of what we do, what we discover, and why it matters.
Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs in Political Science and Public Policy
Every year a U.S. scholar joins McMaster University's Political Science department to conduct research and engage with faculty and graduate students on an issue in governance and public policy.
Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference
The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program, and the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging cordially invites graduate students to the sixth Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy. The conference will be held February 6-7, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario and is entitled Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 6.
Research in Progress Seminar Series
Winter 2015 Research in Progress Seminar Series, hosted by the Department of Political Science, McMaster University
Thursday, Mar. 5th* 2:30 -- 4:00 KTH-732
- Eye to Eye, Hand to Hand: Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, Karl
Polanyi and the possibilities of Critical IPE
Dr. Robert O’Brien, Professor, Political Science, McMaster University
Thursday, March 19 2:30 -- 4:00 KTH-732
- Title TBD: Politics of Risk Perception
Dr. Simon Kiss, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Leadership Programs,
Wilfred Laurier University
Other talks associated with the Department in 2015:
Thursday, Feb. 5th
- Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM) Lecture Series
Ms. Olivia Chow
Former Member of Parliament, Toronto City Councillor and School Trustee
Convocation Hall, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM; reception to follow
Monday, Mar. 16th
- Conceding to Thrive: Asia’s Path to Democracy and Lessons for China
Dr. Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation,
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Munk School of Global Affairs,
University of Toronto
McMaster University Student Centre Rooms 311/313, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM