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PhD candidate lead on APSR article

January 9, 2018

A paper that won the APSA 2017 Legislative Studies CQ Press Award (September 2017) has just been published in the American Political Science Review (APSR), political science’s premier scholarly research journal. The lead on the paper, entitled “Non-Representative Representatives: An Experimental Study of the Decision Making of Elected Politicians” is PhD candidate Lior Sheffer, an achievement seldom met […]

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The Year Ahead

January 5, 2018

U of T News spoke to political scientists Janice Stein, Aisha Ahmad, Randall Hansen, Phil Triadafilopoulos, Chris Cochrane and Nelson Wiseman as they weigh in on what may be in store in the year ahead both internationally and closer to home. The full article is available here. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)      

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Political Science Alumna Named NYT Non-fiction Critic

December 12, 2017

Jennifer Ildiko Szalai, a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied political science and peace and conflict studies, has been named as the new non-fiction critic at The New York Times. To read more about her and her exciting new appointment visit The New York Times here.

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Global Thinker 2017

December 5, 2017

Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has been honoured with a 2017 Global Thinker Award by Foreign Policy magazine. “In a year when the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is just beginning to be fully understood, Citizen Lab’s work to […]

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JHI Award

November 30, 2017

Congratulations to Political Scientist Rebecca Kingston who has been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Research Fellowship (2018-2019). Research Fellows are University of Toronto tenured faculty members by the time of their fellowship, chosen for their distinction in achievements relative to their career stage, the excellence of their proposed project, and its relation to the […]

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UN Climate Summit

November 8, 2017

The UN climate change conference, otherwise known as COP23 which runs from Nov. 6-17, is aiming to work toward a “rule book” to guide governments toward the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which set a goal of keeping global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees. Speaking to U of T News, Matthew Hoffmann, professor of political science […]

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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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