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Kiran Banerjee Wins Canada's Most Prestigious PhD Award

May 19, 2010

PhD student, Kiran Banerjee, has won the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. The award recognizes students in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences who have demonstrated leadership skills and high standards of scholarly achievement in their graduate studies. The award is worth $50,000 […]

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Louis Pauly describes how the IMF found the "sweet spot"

May 18, 2010

He’s been called a grand seducteur, a president in waiting, and Mr. Euro. But now Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the suave, French-born head of the International Monetary Fund, has the whole world in his manicured hands, catching the plummeting Greek economy in free fall, while stroking wealthier countries who fear a knock at their door for handouts […]

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The future looks bright for Prof. Janice Stein

May 18, 2010

Since her arrival at the University of Toronto nearly three decades ago, political scientist Janice Stein has done much to make her mark on campus and on the city beyond. The tiny scholar with the big red glasses has schooled thousands of first-year students on the basics of international relations, authored books and articles and […]

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Canadian Political Science Association shortlists work by U of T political scientists

May 5, 2010

An article by Professor Sylvia Bashevkin and a book by Kristin Good have been shortlisted for prizes by the Canadian Political Science Association.

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Nelson Wiseman worries that Parliament is being downgraded

May 5, 2010

The Harper Conservatives didn’t start the demolition of Parliament, but they have taken it to a whole new level. The question facing Canadians now is whether Commons Speaker Peter Milliken’s historic ruling last Tuesday is too late to save the furniture.

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Ron Deibert receives Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award

May 4, 2010

Professor Deibert is among a handful of scholars world-wide who are changing public policy globally. He is the rarest of social scientists – discovering something that has transformed the behaviour of individuals and governments. His desire to apply his research “on the ground” is illustrated by the Citizen Lab, which he created and installed at […]

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Canada triumphs at G20, comments John Kirton

April 27, 2010

Canada came to the G20 meeting of finance and central bank officials in Washington, saw and heard from its peers, and at the end of the day conquered.

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Political Science faculty awarded eight SSHRC research grants

April 19, 2010

Eight members of the Political Science faculty have been awarded research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Ryan Balot, Sylvia Bashevkin, Christian Breunig, Rauna Kuokkanen, Ruth Marshall, David Rayside, Edward Schatz and Grace Skogstad all received three-year grants to pursue their research. In total, this group of individuals will receive […]

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G20 expert John Kirton comments on Jim Flaherty's bank reform tactics

April 19, 2010

Jim Flaherty, the Minister of Finance, suggested yesterday he “couldn’t rule out” the possibility that the Group of 20 countries will fail to find a consensus on financial reform, just as U.S. legislators crank up efforts to overhaul their system on news of fraud charges against GoldmanSachsGroupInc.

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Ran Hirschl to deliver prestigious lecture at Oxford

April 16, 2010

Professor Ran Hirschl will deliver the endowed Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society Annual Lecture at Oxford University. Previous speakers include such noted luminaries as Douglass North (Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics at Stanford University), Cass Sunstein (noted legal theorist and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School), and Aharon Barak (former President of […]

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