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Speakers Announced for the Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs

October 14, 2010

By Samya Kullab The Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs will take place on November 4 at Isabel Bader Theatre. Named in honor of former senator, Liberal Party Advisor, and Campaign Chairman Keith Davey, this year’s forum is aptly titled ‘Faith and Politics: Religion and the Secular State’. The event, to be moderated by U […]

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Ron Deibert to head new Security Studies centre

October 14, 2010

University Professor Janice Stein, director of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs, announced the appointment of Professor Ron Deibert as the inaugural director of the Canada Centre for Security Studies. Deibert previously served as director of the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School focusing on advanced research and development […]

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Graduate Student Zack Taylor Named Stone Scholar

October 13, 2010

Ph.D. student Zack Taylor has been selected as a Stone Scholar for the Urban Politics Section at the American Political Science Association annual meeting.  Last year the Urban Politics section initiated the Stone Scholar Award and dinner as a way to bring together senior scholars from the section with promising junior colleagues. The award is […]

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Sylvia Bashevkin discusses the low level of representation of women in Canadian parliament in the Globe and Mail

October 13, 2010

Think of a country where the majority of citizens are relegated to just a fifth of the seats in the government. Think of Canada. Nearly 90 years after Agnes MacPhail became the country’s first female MP, women have failed to gain more than a secondary role in the halls of power. Canada lags behind Angola, […]

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David Cameron has been named a Fellow of the Forum of Federations

October 7, 2010

David Cameron, the chair of the Forum of Federations’ program committee, has been named a Fellow of the organization. The honour, which was awarded by the Forum’s board at its semi-annual meeting on Sept. 30, is the organization’s highest honour. It has gone to individuals who have played a significant role in the founding and […]

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Emanuel Adler granted the title of Honorary Professor at Danish university

October 1, 2010

The University of Copenhagen recently announced that they had granted Emanuel Adler the title of Honorary Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, for a five-year term. Congratulations to Professor Adler on this appointment.

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Janice Stein featured on the cover of U of T Magazine

September 28, 2010

The U of T Magazine selected Janice Stein and the Munk School of Global Affairs  for the cover story of its Autumn 2010 issue. Professor Stein is interviewed about Peter Munk’s $35 million donation, and her plans to transform the school into a world leader in the field of Global Affairs. The feature story is […]

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Sujit Choudhry, winner of Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, is profiled in the Globe and Mail

September 28, 2010

Professor Sujit Choudhry, a law professor at the University of Toronto, has been awarded a $225,000 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. The prize recognizes the work he’s done in post-conflict constitutional law around the world. In Canada, however, Mr. Choudhry is better known for being somewhat of a thorn in the side of government, scoring repeated courtroom […]

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Sylvia Bashevkin sees setbacks for women’s rights under the Conservative government

September 22, 2010

Speaking in 1987, Margaret Thatcher offered the following governance tip to her fellow leaders: “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.” Last spring, Stephen Harper, unrolling his G-8 maternal health proposal, heeded her advice. The initiative would save “the lives of […]

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Two faculty members placed on first annual "Zoomer list"

September 17, 2010

Dr Ron Deibert and Dr James Orbinski named two of Canada’s Top 45 Over 45 by Zoomer Magazine. The article, which is not available online, is part of Zoomer’s September 20th issue.

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