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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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Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award

September 13, 2017

Congratulations to Political Science Professor Ronnie Beiner recently announced as the 2016/2017 recipient of the Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award, which recognises outstanding career achievement in research and scholarly activity by faculty members of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Award criteria includes research excellence demonstrated by a significant and sustained impact through contributions to their […]

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Fulbright Award

September 7, 2017

Congratulations to PhD candidate Matthew Lesch recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright Canada award. Spending this semester (September – December 2017) at Northwestern University’s Department of Sociology and the Institute for Policy Research, he will be furthering his research on the politics of public transit financing, more specifically how the politics of taxation have shaped local decisions about […]

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APSA Award

September 5, 2017

Congrats to U of T Political Science PhD candidate Lior Sheffer, Peter Loewen (U of T), Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan), Stefaan Walgrave (University of Antwerp) and Tamir Sheafer (Hebrew University) for winning the APSA 2017 Legislative Studies CQ Press Award for their paper “Non-Representative Representatives: An Experimental Study of the Decision Making of Elected Politicians.” […]

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Is activism dead in China?

August 14, 2017

Following the recent death of Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, who served most of his 11-year prison sentence for writing the pro-democracy treatise Charter 08, Diana Fu, assistant professor of Asian Politics at the University of Toronto examines the notion of activism in China and whether it has come to an end. The article appeared in Foreign Affairs magazine and is […]

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Book wins two APSA awards

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Kohn whose book The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth has garnered two APSA book awards – the David Easton Award and the Dennis Judd Best Book Award. The David Easton Award is given to a book ‘that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance […]

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New Faces

July 26, 2017

A very warm welcome to all new faculty, postdoctoral fellows and visiting Professors! Joining the Department of Political Science on July 1st are : Noel Anderson: Noel will be joining UTM in July 2017 as Assistant Professor in International Relations following the completion of a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College. His […]

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