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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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Lorne Sossin appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School

March 8, 2010

Political science professor Lorne Sossin will become the new dean of York University’s law school, starting July 1, 2010.

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Erin Fitzgerald wins Rhodes Scholarship

January 11, 2010

Erin Fitzgerald, a fourth-year student in international relations and political science, is off to study at the University of Oxford next year, courtesy of a Rhodes scholarship.

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Ramin Jahanbegloo wins UN Peace prize

October 30, 2009

Research Fellow Ramin Jahanbegloo is the recipient of the 30th Peace Prize awarded by the United Nations Association in Spain (UNA).

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Robert Sparling wins Strauss Award

August 18, 2009

Recent PhD graduate Robert Sparling is the 2009 recipient of the Leo Strauss Award for his doctoral dissertation on Johann Georg Hamann and the Enlightenment Project. The Leo Strauss Award is made annually by the American Political Science Association for the best doctoral dissertation in in the field of political philosophy. Congratulations to Robert and […]

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Iran's cyber-revolution aided by Professor Ronald Deibert

July 9, 2009

The Globe and Mail reports that Psiphon, a censorship avoidance tool developed by University of Toronto Political Science Professor Ronald Deibert, is being used throughout Iran to ‘push’ government-blocked Internet content to Iranian activists. See the full story at

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Graham White named President-Elect of the Canadian Political Science Association

June 16, 2009

Graham White has been named President-Elect of the Canadian Political Science Association. His term as President will run from June 2010 to June 2011.

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CIC Research Fellowship Program releases inaugural paper

June 15, 2009

The CIC Research Program is proud to present the inaugural final paper from its 2008/2009 fellowship program. In this paper, Dr. Franklyn Griffiths calls for a complete overhaul in the way Canadians think of, and the way Canada acts towards, the Arctic as a region.

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