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Remembering Meyer Brownstone (1922 – 2019)

April 5, 2019

The department of Political Science is remembering former Associate Chair Professor Meyer Brownstone who passed away on April 3rd aged 96. One of the architects of Canada’s first public health insurance system, he was awarded the prestigious Pearson Prize Medal in 1987 by the United Nations Association in Canada. His many positions included Deputy Minister of […]

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Harvard bound

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to political science doctoral student Teddy Harrison who come September, will be heading to Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies to begin a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship working with philosopher Tommie Shelby. Teddy, whose PhD research focuses on the legitimacy of the Canadian criminal justice system for Indigenous people, is hoping the opportunity […]

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ISA Bertha Lutz Prize

March 20, 2019

The Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST) of the International Studies Association (ISA) has announced that the 2019 Bertha Lutz Prize has been awarded to U of T political scientist Sylvia Bashevkin. In 2017 the DPLST, in cooperation with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) ​at SOAS – University of London, established the prize to […]

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ISA Award Winners

February 28, 2019

Congratulations to faculty members Diana Fu and Filiz Kahraman named as 2019 ISA (International Studies Association) award recipients. Professor Fu won the International Political Sociology (IPS) book award for Mobilizing without the Masses while Professor Kahraman was awarded the Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation in the Human Rights (HR) Section. Congratulations! A complete list of the 2019 […]

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Lee Ann Fujii Award

February 21, 2019

We were happy to learn this week that The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Conference Group of the American Political Science Association announced the creation of “Routledge’s Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence.” The award, funded by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, is to be given to books, journal articles […]

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Educate to Liberate

February 19, 2019

In Foreign Affairs, Carla Norrlof explores the role of education for combatting populism and fostering liberal attitudes in support of the liberal international order while pointing to the significant obstacles universities still face in honoring their commitment to core liberal tenets particularly non-discrimination. The article is available here. 

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Star Students Receive Undergraduate Awards

January 25, 2019

Once again, the political science lounge on the third floor of U of T’s Sidney Smith building was host to the annual undergraduate student awards which were held yesterday evening, January 24th.The event was presided over by the Undergraduate Director Professor Dickson Eyoh, with the eloquent assistance of Professor Robert Vipond, who expanded on the […]

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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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