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David Cameron describes a glimmer of hope for Somalia in the Globe and Mail

July 20, 2010

Somalia is in the midst of a bold experiment: to see whether the development of a new constitution can help to bring peace to a country in desperate straits. Mired in violence and civil disorder, Somalia is No. 1 on the Failed States Index of Foreign Policy/The Fund for Peace. Pretty much the only thing […]

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Ramin Jahanbegloo featured in Trinity Magazine

July 19, 2010

Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo is interviewed in the Summer 2010 issue of Trinity Magazine. He discusses the meaning of a “civilized society” and shares his thoughts on his 2006 imprisonment for political reasons. Click through the link below and jump to page 25 for the article.

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Paper by Christian Breunig nominated for Robert H. Durr Award

July 15, 2010

Written by Christian Breunig and his two coauthors, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Peter Mortensen of Aarhus University, the paper “What Influences the Composition of Executive Agendas? A New Approach to Agenda Setting Dynamics ” has been nominated for the Robert H. Durr Award. This award is given by the Midwest Political Science Association for the best […]

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Report by David Wolfe offers solutions for regional economic growth

July 9, 2010

Canada emerged from the global economic crisis in better shape than many countries, but we have lessons to learn from other nations about regional economic development. Many countries around the world are pursuing strategies that are far more innovative than Canada’s traditional approach. Regional economic development (RED) often gets a bad rap in Canada. Much […]

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Professor Stephen Clarkson appointed to the Order of Canada

July 7, 2010

On June 30, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced that Professor Stephen Clarkson was among the 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Prof. Clarkson has been named a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Harper consolidates his powers, writes Nelson Wiseman

July 5, 2010

The steady centralization and concentration of executive power, specifically in the prime minister and his office, is not exclusive to Canada; it has occurred in Britain, Australia, continental Europe, and elsewhere. In Canada, however, the phenomenon extends to an exceptional degree and the media have contributed to it by focussing more on leaders and less […]

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Aurel Braun comments on the "disturbing" return of Russian espionage

July 2, 2010

Phone home, John le Carré — all is forgiven. In recent years, the British novelist and acknowledged master of the Cold War spy thriller has seemed typically prolific but topically adrift, obliged by changing geo-political realities to look beyond the post-war conflict between the Soviet Union and the West to locate the plots of his […]

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John Kirton reflects on past summits in the Globe and Mail

June 28, 2010

The last time Toronto hosted a great global summit at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Amik almost stole the show. In that splendid summer of 1988, she was the beaver brought down from cottage country with her babies to show otherwise jaded reporters flying in what the real Canada was like. During the day, the […]

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Department of Political Science welcomes new faculty member Wilson Prichard

June 28, 2010

On July 1, the Department of Political Science welcomes Wilson Prichard, an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Department and the School of Global Affairs. Wilson Prichard holds a PhD and MPhil from the Institute of Development Studies and a B.A. from Harvard University.  His broad research focus is in international development, with a particular […]

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Richard Simeon receives major APSA award

June 16, 2010

Richard Simeon, who retires from the faculty of the Department of Political Science in June, has been honoured with the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations. A list of previous winners of this award is available on the APSA website.  The award […]

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