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Essay Prize

October 20, 2017

Congratulations to Alexis M. Lerner who has won the Kornberg-Jezierski Family Memorial Essay Prize in Holocaust Studies. Alexis is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science and at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She is currently a 2017-2018 Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. Alexis also serves as the Director of Research […]

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The Catalan Conflict

October 16, 2017

With Spain and Catalonia at a standoff following an October 1st referendum, pressure is mounting on the separatist government of the autonomous region to either declare or abandon its push for independence. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence. If Catalonia confirms it […]

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Keith Davey Event: A statement from Political Science Chair, Antoinette Handley

October 5, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, the Department of Political Science, Victoria College and the Association of Political Science Students (APSS) at the University of Toronto co-hosted the annual Keith Davey Forum on the topic “Social Inequality: Is it a real problem? Can it be solved?” The phrasing of the topic as well as the constitution of the panel […]

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Mapping race and gender in politics

October 3, 2017

The Toronto Star recently reported on a new research project headed by Erin Tolley, political scientist at the University of Toronto, which suggests that women and racialized minorities chug through the political pipeline — whereas the opposite occurs for white men. For women, the toughest hurdle is at the nomination level, the first checkpoint into […]

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Alexander von Humboldt International Research Award

September 29, 2017

Political Science Professor Ran Hirschl has won a coveted Alexander von Humboldt International Research Award (3.5 million Euros for a five-year term), Germany’s most generous research prize. It is aimed at attracting top scholars in all disciplines to conduct research in Germany. The selection committee describes Hirschl as ‘one of the world’s leading scholars of […]

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Coming to U of T

September 27, 2017

As part of U of T News’s ‘Rising Star’ series, new faculty member Julie Moreau, whose research explores the relationship between sexual identity and legal equality, explains why she decided to come to the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, a place she believes has many advantages including a ‘reputation for excellence.’ The […]

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APSA Best Paper Award

September 26, 2017

One of our newest faculty members, Professor Alexander Reisenbichler, has won the 2017 APSA award for his paper “The Politics of Entrenchment: Growth Models and Housing Finance in the United States and Germany” in the European Politics and Society Section. The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper given on EPS sponsored panels […]

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Arbor Award

September 18, 2017

Political Science Emeritus Professor David Rayside was honoured last week at the University of Toronto’s Arbor Awards, held every September to honour alumni and friends for their outstanding service to the University of Toronto. Hosted by U of T President Meric Gertler and Vice-President of Advancement Mr. David Palmer, the awards can be granted for contributions to specific academic […]

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Myanmar explained

September 18, 2017

As more than 146,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar amid reports of mass killings and villages being burned, U of T News spoke with Jacques Bertrand, political science professor and member of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, about the crisis which he says “clearly looks like ethnic cleansing.” The […]

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Another Fulbright for 2017/18

September 14, 2017

Yet another of our talented students has won a prestigious Fulbright Canada Award. For the 2017/2018 academic year, Carmen Jacqueline Ho will be an Associate with the Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, an interdisciplinary research program that focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating and maintaining limited resources to improve […]

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