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Randall Hansen appointed as Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

April 24, 2017

Political Scientist Randall Hansen has been appointed as Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs effective June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Professor Hansen received his DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 1998. He taught at the Universities of London (Queen Mary) and Oxford (Merton) before coming to Toronto […]

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Donald Smiley Short-List

April 13, 2017

The Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) has announced the 2017 Donald Smiley Prize Short-List which includes two University of Toronto Political Scientists: Erin Tolley and Robert Schertzer. Congratulations to both! The winner will be announced at the CPSA President’s Dinner on May 31st in Toronto. Both books received rave reviews on the CPSA website: Robert Schertzer, The […]

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Risking War

April 10, 2017

Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Professor Daniel Douek (Concordia University) discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria in their latest article for The Globe and Mail. The full article is available here.

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Political Science and Munk School collaborate on new Japan Studies Initiative

March 30, 2017

The Government of Japan is conferring US$5 million on the University of Toronto to establish an endowed chair in Japanese politics and global affairs, and to launch a Centre for the Study of Global Japan, making it the first Canadian university to receive such support from the Government of Japan. This move is based on […]

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Louis Pauly named ‘J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy’

March 30, 2017

Congratulations to our Chair Louis Pauly who has been named the J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2022) by U of T’s Office of the Vice-President and Provost, as part of their ‘Distinguished Professor’ section. The purpose of the program is to advance and recognize individuals with highly […]

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New insight into Canadian Confederation

March 29, 2017

A recent survey of Canadian historians and political scientists, conducted by the University of Toronto and York University, has found that there are important gaps in how Canada’s 1867 Confederation is studied in this country. Canadians’ views of the landmark British North America Act, passed 150 years ago, seem to be evolving in part because […]

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In Memoriam – Ana Maria Bejarano (1962 – 2017)

March 29, 2017

Early on March 28, 2017, the UTM and entire University of Toronto community lost our dear colleague and friend, Professor Ana Maria Bejarano, to cancer. A deeply devoted teacher in the Department of Political Science, Ana Maria touched thousands of students through her courses on comparative politics and Latin America and even broader audiences through […]

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Canada’s strategy in Ukraine

March 22, 2017

For The Globe and Mail, Seva Gunitsky, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto recently addressed how Canadian strategy in Ukraine has become frozen and what should be done. The full article is available here.    

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Canada: An Intolerant Public

March 21, 2017

Though Canada has been known for its welcoming policies, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos finds that 48% of respondents want to deport asylum seekers from Middle Eastern and African countries who have been illegally crossing the border into Canada. More than 40% said that these migrants would make Canada less safe. The Reuters poll comes after a McGill University study […]

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China’s National People’s Congress (NPC)

March 21, 2017

Lynette H. Ong, associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto, recently outlined the key outcomes of the recently held National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for The Washington Post. The complete article is available here.

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