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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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James Orbinski named as a Transformational Canadian by the Globe and Mail

September 17, 2010

The Globe and Mail’s list of 25 Transformational Canadians includes Dr James Orbinski, who is an associate professor of medicine, teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a fellow at the Munk School for Global Affairs. His profile is available here at globeandmail.com.

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Janice Stein comments that critical thinking is crucial, but no panacea

September 7, 2010

The great truth of democracy, at least when it’s working well, isn’t about the levels of turnout at the polling stations or the noise from the opposition benches when someone who calls himself the leader gets carried away with his own sense of power. What’s much more fundamental to the 2,500-year-old experiment of people trying […]

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Professor Ed Schatz has been given the Giovanni Sartori Book Award

September 4, 2010

The Giovanni Sartori Book Award honors Giovanni Sartori’s work on qualitative methods and concept formation, and especially his contribution to helping scholars think about problems of context as they refine concepts and apply them to new spatial and temporal settings. The award is intended to encompass two types of contributions: new research on methodology per […]

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Jennifer Wallner wins Deil Wright Best Paper Award

September 4, 2010

The Deil Wright Best Paper Award is presented to the author of the best paper on federalism and intergovernmental relations.  Dr. Wallner won for her paper “Does Diversity Always Lead to Decentralization and Difference?”.  She recieved her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science in 2009.  She is now an Assistant Professor at the University […]

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