Peter Russell Wins APSA Prize

April 24, 2012

We are delighted to announce that Professor Emeritus Peter Russell is this year’s recipient of the Mildred A. Schwartz Award, recognizing his lifetime achievement in advancing the study of Canadian politics and bringing Canadian politics to the international political science community. The award is offered by the Canadian politics section of the American Political Science Association.

As the Department’s letter of nomination put it: “Peter Russell is one of the great treasures of Canadian academia and a giant in the study of Canadian politics and law. Peter has made signal contributions to no fewer than four thematic areas that fall within the orbit of Canadian politics: judicial politics, constitutional politics and reform, the politics and rights of indigenous peoples, and the practice of parliamentary government. The breadth and depth of his scholarship, the impact of his work, and his engagement in public affairs are simply stunning….Extraordinary scholar, dedicated teacher, respected public intellectual and engaged citizen – Peter Russell has profoundly shaped Canadian scholarship and Canadian public life. He richly deserves the Mildred Schwartz Prize.”

The award will be presented at the American Political Science Association meetings in New Orleans later this year. Check your APSA program for the date and time of the annual business meeting of the Canadian politics section to honour Peter in person.