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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Lucas who has won the prestigious Clarence Stone Scholar Award from the Urban and Local Politics section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Named after Clarence Stone, a leading urban political scientist and author of the agenda-setting 1989 book, Regime Politics, this award recognizes up to two young scholars who are making a significant contribution to the study of urban politics. Along with Domingo Morel of Rutgers University, Dr. Lucas received the award at the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, August 31-September 3, 2017.

Heather Exner-Pirot and Jen Sidorova attended the Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences held in Umea, Sweden, June 8-12, 2017. 

Heather Exner-Pirot received her PhD degree at the Department of Political Science, University of Calgary in 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Rob Huebert. Jen Sidorova is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Robert Huebert. 

Congratulations to Colby Georgsen, a political science major graduating this summer, who won the Best Overall category at this year's Faculty of Arts Student Association (FASA) Arts Research Symposium.

His research, based on a paper for Poli 471 entitled "Africa's Aversion to the International Criminal Court (ICC): Assessing Legal Intervention in the 21st Century," reaches beyond the rhetoric about the ICC's apparent unfair fixation on African situations and carefully explains why this asymmetry exists.

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PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Susan Franceschet, Claire Annesley, and Karen Beckwith, "What do Women Symbolize? Symbolic Representation and Cabinet Appointments," Politics, Groups, and Identities 5(3):488-493, 2017. 

Brenda O'Neill, "Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Canadian Feminist Movement," Canadian Journal of Political Science, 50:2 (June 2017), pp. 443-459.

Maureen S. Hiebert, "Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity", Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, (Series Editor Adam Jones) (Routledge, 2017).

Susan Franceschet and co-authors Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) and Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University) presented their draft book manuscript "Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender" at the 6th Annual Skytte workshop, funded by the Johan Skytte Foundation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, September 29-October 2, 2016.

Antonio Franceschet, "The Ethics of International Coercion: Two Types of Multilateralism." In Robert W. Murray, ed., Multilateralism as State Strategy: Seeking Order in an Anarchic System. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.