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Nelson Wiseman worries that Parliament is being downgraded

May 5, 2010

The Harper Conservatives didn’t start the demolition of Parliament, but they have taken it to a whole new level. The question facing Canadians now is whether Commons Speaker Peter Milliken’s historic ruling last Tuesday is too late to save the furniture.

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Ron Deibert receives Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award

May 4, 2010

Professor Deibert is among a handful of scholars world-wide who are changing public policy globally. He is the rarest of social scientists – discovering something that has transformed the behaviour of individuals and governments. His desire to apply his research “on the ground” is illustrated by the Citizen Lab, which he created and installed at […]

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Canada triumphs at G20, comments John Kirton

April 27, 2010

Canada came to the G20 meeting of finance and central bank officials in Washington, saw and heard from its peers, and at the end of the day conquered.

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Political Science faculty awarded eight SSHRC research grants

April 19, 2010

Eight members of the Political Science faculty have been awarded research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Ryan Balot, Sylvia Bashevkin, Christian Breunig, Rauna Kuokkanen, Ruth Marshall, David Rayside, Edward Schatz and Grace Skogstad all received three-year grants to pursue their research. In total, this group of individuals will receive […]

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G20 expert John Kirton comments on Jim Flaherty's bank reform tactics

April 19, 2010

Jim Flaherty, the Minister of Finance, suggested yesterday he “couldn’t rule out” the possibility that the Group of 20 countries will fail to find a consensus on financial reform, just as U.S. legislators crank up efforts to overhaul their system on news of fraud charges against GoldmanSachsGroupInc.

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Ran Hirschl to deliver prestigious lecture at Oxford

April 16, 2010

Professor Ran Hirschl will deliver the endowed Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society Annual Lecture at Oxford University. Previous speakers include such noted luminaries as Douglass North (Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics at Stanford University), Cass Sunstein (noted legal theorist and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School), and Aharon Barak (former President of […]

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Generous donation creates an innovative new post-graduate program at Munk

April 13, 2010

As a child, Fariya Mohiuddin hated visiting relatives in Bangladesh: “It was dirty, there was no Internet and a giant slum sat at the bottom of the hill where we lived up top in a mansion. I talked to a little girl who lived there and it hit me how lucky I was to go […]

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Jean-Yves Haine wins Marcel Cadieux Award

April 10, 2010

Assistant Professor Jean-Yves Haine’s recent article in the International Journal has been selected for this year’s Marcel Cadieux award, given annually to “the author of the best article to appear in any given volume of IJ.  Evaluations are based on scholarship, contribution to knowledge, clear writing, and accessibility to the general public.”

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Ron Deibert exposes the "dark hidden core" of cyberspace

April 6, 2010

With the release of their second investigation in as many years, University of Toronto researchers who uncovered a complex cyber-espionage network based in China are again urging Canada to address the growing problem or face the consequences of a future attack.

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Clifford Orwin calls Quebec's niqab ban "unreasonable persecution"

March 29, 2010

Bad news comes in bunches. First there was Quebec’s Bill 94, which would refuse government services, public employment, educational opportunities and even most medical care to Muslim women wearing the niqab. Then there was the Angus Reid poll showing that 80 per cent of all Canadians agree with this measure. Evidently Abe Lincoln was right. […]

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