News & Announcements

2020 ‘Albie’ Award

January 7, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Phillip Lipscy whose article COVID-19 & the Politics of Crisis was a recipient of a 2020 Albie award as selected by Daniel W. Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The ‘Albies’ are named after the late, great political economist Albert O. Hirschman and are awarded annually for […]

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J.E. Hodgetts Award

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Alison Smith and alumnus Jack Lucas for winning the 2019 J.E. Hodgetts award for best article in the Journal of Canadian Public Administration for their article ‘Multilevel policy from the municipal perspective: A pan‐Canadian survey.’ Each year, The J.E. Hodgetts Award goes to the finest article in English appearing in the previous years volume of […]

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Professor Ran Hirschl’s work quoted extensively by the Supreme Court of Canada

November 10, 2020

Professor Ran Hirschl’s work on the high global stature and reputation of Canadian constitutional law and the Supreme Court of Canada has been quoted in a recent landmark ruling of the Supreme Court in Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc. (Case No. 38613). In its decision, the Supreme Court contemplated whether Charter rights, in particular […]

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Connaught New Researcher Awards

September 17, 2020

Congratulations to Professors Elizabeth Acorn (UTSC) and Martha Balaguera Cuervo (UTM) both recipients of U of T’s Connaught New Researcher Awards. In total, there were 56 recipients of the award this year (fourteen researchers in humanities, nine in life sciences, eight in physical sciences and engineering, and 25 in social sciences) which recognises assistant professors within the first five years […]

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RSC Appointment

September 15, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Diana Fu, one of five University of Toronto faculty members who have been appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Established in 2014, the college honours excellence and seeks to recognize and foster academic leadership and collaboration among those who have received their PhDs within the last […]

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APSA Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award

September 2, 2020

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has awarded the 2020 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award to Professor Emeritus Carolyn Tuohy for her book Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform. (University of Toronto Press 2018). University of Toronto Press describes the book as advancing “an ambitious new approach to understanding the relationship between political context and […]

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SSHRC Insight Grant Awards

August 31, 2020

Congratulations to our faculty members who have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada 2019-20 Insight Grant: Steven Bernstein Coherence and Incoherence in Global Sustainable Development Governance Randall Hansen Work, Work, and Want: Global Drivers of Human Trafficking Matthew Hoffmann The 100 Resilient Cities Initiative: A Natural Experiment in the Politics of Creating […]

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SSRHC Insight Development Grant Awards

August 27, 2020

Congratulations to our faculty members who have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada 2019-20 Insight Development Grant: Peter Loewen Automation, local and global economic dynamics, and populism Julie Moreau & Michael Donnelly Understanding LGBTQ Linked Fate and Political Participation in the US and Canada Shivaji Mukherjee State Motivations and Civil War Duration-Explaining sub-national […]

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New Appointment

August 24, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Ayelet Shachar who has been appointed to the Munk School’s Robert F. Harney Professorship in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2021. Professor Shachar will also serve as Director of the Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs […]

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Remembering Carolina De Miguel Moyer

August 21, 2020

The Department is mourning the loss of our dear colleague, Carolina de Miguel Moyer, who died this week of cancer. From the time she joined our department in 2012, Carol was an integral and valued member of the department. As a researcher, she was well on her way to establishing herself as an important scholar […]

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