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Congratulations to Colette Nyirakamana who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Colette successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Incentives, Rules, Power, and Discretion: A comparative Analysis of Local Financial Autonomy Building in the Cities of Accra and Nairobi.
Apr 16, 2021

Department of Political Science Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University acknowledges and condemns a long history of anti-Asian racism in Canada, and its links to a horrifying rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. We stand in solidarity with Asian communities at home and around the world in condemning all forms of racial injustice and acknowledging in particular the suffering that Asian people continue to endure as a result of systemic anti-Asian racism.
Apr 05, 2021

McMaster Welcomes Two Indigenous Scholars

Notable Indigenous scholars, Renae Watchman and Robert Innes will join McMaster University on July 1, 2021.
Mar 29, 2021

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - March 19, 2021

Past and contemporary dimensions of racial capitalism: dialectics of freedom, violence, and reproductive labour
Feb 19, 2021

Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Political Science PhD students Helen Beny and Cassandra Preece recently published an op-ed in The Conversation about the recent military coup and internet shutdowns in Myanmar.
Feb 17, 2021

Congratulations to Ph.D student Cassandra Preece for receiving the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Award!

Cassandra Preece was one of the annual recipients of the 2020 Bombardier CGS Award from SSHRC in support of her dissertation research. Cassandra is in her second year of the Ph.D program in comparative public policy. Her research focuses broadly on elections, democracy and minority representation in a comparative context, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.
Feb 10, 2021

Can You Hear Me Now? A virtual book launch and discussion with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes

On February 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., join former MP, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, as she reflects on her road to politics, her time in the Trudeau government, and the barriers and challenges that she encountered as a racialized woman in parliament.
Feb 04, 2021

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - February 10, 2021

Public responses to pandemic policy interventions: a survey of findings from the COVID-19 Monitor project
Feb 01, 2021

Ph.D. Student Receives IDRC Doctoral Research Award

John P. Hayes was one of the annual recipients of the International Development Research Centre’s 2020 Doctoral Research Award in support of his dissertation project entitled “Challenges facing rural communities: Subnational political representation and Mexico’s natural resource governance in comparative perspective.”
Jan 11, 2021

Parliamentary Internship Programme Internship

The PIP is now accepting applications.
Dec 09, 2020

Job Advertisement: Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant/Associate Professors

McMaster University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties. McMaster seeks candidates whose scholarship and scholarly work forefronts or contributes to any of the following disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of teaching and research.
Dec 04, 2020

McMaster community remembers graduate Adam Chiaravalle as a “positive force”

“Anyone honoured to have met him was better off,” says one remembrance of Adam, who was a passionate advocate for sustainability both on and off campus.
Nov 16, 2020

Implications of Biden’s climate plan for Canada

Political Science Professor Robert O’Brien recently published an opinion piece on the implications of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate plans for Canada in The Conversation.
Nov 11, 2020

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Umut Özsu, Associate Professor, Carleton University, October 28 - Completing Humanity: State Power, Self-Determination, and the Limits of the International Law of Decolonization
Oct 20, 2020

Political science PhD student discusses Myanmar’s peace process at IDRC webinar

Cassandra Preece, PhD student, presented on Myanmar’s peace process and upcoming general elections at an IDRC-sponsored event.
Sep 29, 2020

Ontario universities offer COVID courses this fall

COVID-19 simulation based course - A look at a brand new Faculty of Social sciences course on politics of pandemics
Aug 26, 2020

Evidence of Exacerbated Gender Inequality in Child Care Obligations in Canada and Australia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Politics & Gender has published the research findings of PhD students Regan M. Johnston and Anwar Mohammed along with their supervisor, Dr. Clifton van der Linden.
Aug 18, 2020

Gary Younge in Conversation with Naomi Klein

Join us on Sept. 25 for "Care and Repair: A Framework for Recovery”, a public talk that addresses the paths from the urgent crises of our time to a healthier, more sustainable and just future.
Aug 13, 2020