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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

January 8, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Ayelet Shachar who is among the latest recipients of Germany’s most prestigious research prize, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Dr Shachar holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and is […]

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2018 ‘Albie’ Award

January 7, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Lilach Gilady named a 2018 Washington Post ‘Albie’ recipient, 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 for the late, great political economist Albert O. Hirschman and are awarded for the best writing on political economy. A complete […]

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Foreign Affairs Best Books 2018

January 7, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Aisha Ahmad whose book Jihad & Co.: Black Markets And Islamist Power was selected by Foreign Affairs magazine as one of the best books of 2018 in the Middle East section. Describing it as a “one of a kind…. (Ahmad) offers a simple and compelling hypothesis regarding the relationship between business elites and […]

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Rhodes Scholar

November 29, 2018

Congratulations to former Political Science and African studies student Edil Ga’al, one of only 11 Canadian students to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University where she plans to pursue a master of science in African studies, followed by a doctor of philosophy in political science. Read the full story on […]

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Transatlantic Relations

October 22, 2018

Foreign Affairs recently published a number of pieces dealing with the transatlantic relationship. Their survey, which featured U of T political scientist Carla Norrlof among other experts, asks whether the transatlantic Alliance has been irreparably damaged. To read the full debate click here.

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Helping Political Science students shine

October 19, 2018

Laird Alexander Morris didn’t know if he’d ever make it to university. Left on his own at 16, he had to quit school to work. It was a decade before he was able to continue his education. Today, Laird is a Political Science student at U of T, commuting by bus from Hamilton, keeping up […]

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Aisha Ahmad wins a MAX award

October 15, 2018

Congratulations to political science Professor Aisha Ahmad who has won ‘Woman Of The Year’ at the 2018 MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence) awards! The award recognises a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community.

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African Scholar Award

October 4, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Dickson Eyoh, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director of Political Science, a recent recipient of one of this year’s African Scholars Awards – a recognition given to faculty, students, alumni and community leaders by the African Alumni Association at U of T. The African Scholar Awards were created last year but have now become an […]

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UTM Research Prize

October 1, 2018

Each year UTM presents awards to outstanding early career faculty members, one each from the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Sciences. Political Scientist Erin Tolley has been awarded the 2017/2018 Annual Research Prize in the Social Science category for her outstanding contributions to the study of socio-demographic diversity in Canadian politics and political institutions. Congratulations […]

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Egor Lazarev wins two APSA Awards

September 27, 2018

Congratulations to one of our newest faculty members, Egor Lazarev, who was recently selected for two APSA (American Political Science Association) Awards: The 2018 Women and Politics Research Section Best Paper Award for “Laws in Conflict: Legacies of War, Gender, and Legal Pluralism in Chechnya.” The purpose of this section is to foster the study […]

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