Our faculty strive for excellence in teaching and research. They are among the best in the world, featuring a unique blend of preeminent scholars alongside up and coming bright minds. Each year, our faculty members are invited to deliver public lectures in the world’s foremost universities — from Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton to Oxford and Cambridge. Members of our department produce on average ten books a year, with the world’s best presses. Their articles appear in such top journals as Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, International Security, Canadian Journal of Political Science, World Politics and International Organization. The last, IO, was hosted by the Department in collaboration with the Munk School of Global Affairs, and was edited until 2012 by two of our faculty members — Emanuel Adler and Louis Pauly. Our faculty is closely engaged with on the ground, research and development projects in Canada and abroad, from the Arctic to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the post-Communist world.
The accomplishments of our faculty members are recognized with many public honours. Eleven have been named to the Royal Society of Canada, the most prestigious academic appointment in Canada; three have won Governor-General’s awards — the most prestigious book award in Canada; eight have received major teaching awards; five have been named to the Order of Canada — the highest civil honor in the country; five hold Canada Research Chair appointments, and have been recognized as international leaders in their respective fields, from comparative law and courts to public policy in Asia. In addition, over the last decade alone, books published by our faculty members have won over half a dozen APSA, CPSA, or IPSA awards for the best work in their respective fields.