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Clifford Orwin writes about Obama's great "refudiation" in the Globe and Mail

November 15, 2010

Sorry about the headline. I just couldn’t help it. Liberals made such fun of Sarah Palin’s gaffe, and who’s smiling now? “The Great Repudiation” is James Ceaser’s coinage, and you’ll find his astute reading of the U.S. midterm elections on realclearpolitics.com. As even Freud conceded, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes a drubbing […]

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David Cameron co-authors article in the National Post about Ontario's changing role

November 12, 2010

PART ONE: Thinking like an Ontarian. Next week, academics and representatives from government, business and civil society are gathering from across Canada to discuss Ontario, its politics and its relationship with the rest of the country. This is unusual. Ontario, despite being home to nearly 40% of Canada’s population, barely registers as a topic of […]

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The Department of Political Science is saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus Albert Johnson

November 11, 2010

He died peacefully following a long illness on November 8, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth, his children Andrew (Moira), Frances (David), Jane (Robert), Geoffrey, granddaughter Hannah, sisters Mae Barichello, Ollie Miller and many nephews and nieces. Read the full obituary in the Globe and Mail.

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Kent Roach comments on why G20 charges were dropped

November 5, 2010

Police conducted one of the largest pre-emptive raids during Toronto’s G20 summit weekend without a warrant because they thought they didn’t need one. The Crown decided otherwise, and ended up dropping all charges against about 100 people arrested on University of Toronto campus on June 27. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair told a Commons committee […]

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"Cyclones in Cyberspace" wins Best Paper award for Ron Deibert

October 27, 2010

Congratulations to Ron Deibert, whose paper “Cyclones in Cyberspace” was selected for the Best Paper award in the International Communications Section from the International Studies Association.  The award will be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Montreal.

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Ramin Jahanbegloo criticizes UNESCO World Philosophy Day in the New York Times

October 26, 2010

The idea was simple: each year, on the third Thursday in November, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization would hold an international gathering of philosophers for a day of rational discussion and free debate. Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Iranian philosopher who now teaches at the University of Toronto, urged the director general of World Philosophy […]

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Speakers Announced for the Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs

October 14, 2010

By Samya Kullab The Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs will take place on November 4 at Isabel Bader Theatre. Named in honor of former senator, Liberal Party Advisor, and Campaign Chairman Keith Davey, this year’s forum is aptly titled ‘Faith and Politics: Religion and the Secular State’. The event, to be moderated by U […]

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Ron Deibert to head new Security Studies centre

October 14, 2010

University Professor Janice Stein, director of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs, announced the appointment of Professor Ron Deibert as the inaugural director of the Canada Centre for Security Studies. Deibert previously served as director of the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School focusing on advanced research and development […]

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Graduate Student Zack Taylor Named Stone Scholar

October 13, 2010

Ph.D. student Zack Taylor has been selected as a Stone Scholar for the Urban Politics Section at the American Political Science Association annual meeting.  Last year the Urban Politics section initiated the Stone Scholar Award and dinner as a way to bring together senior scholars from the section with promising junior colleagues. The award is […]

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Sylvia Bashevkin discusses the low level of representation of women in Canadian parliament in the Globe and Mail

October 13, 2010

Think of a country where the majority of citizens are relegated to just a fifth of the seats in the government. Think of Canada. Nearly 90 years after Agnes MacPhail became the country’s first female MP, women have failed to gain more than a secondary role in the halls of power. Canada lags behind Angola, […]

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