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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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ANNUAL GIVING DAY

The University of Calgary’s second-annual Giving Day is April 26, 2018. There are two awards of special interest to our Department: the Michael Jensen Memorial Master’s Scholarship and the Mark Grosjean Memorial Award.

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Recent News

The Taxfighter Award 2018 is being given to four members of our department for their outstanding contributions to the cause of taxpayer emancipation.  

Ryan Dean was nominated to participate with the Canadian Armed Forces' as an embedded observer of a northern exercise known as the NOREX 18, February 4-17, 2018 in and around Resolute, Nunavut. This is a rare opportunity for Ryan who will travel with the soldiers of The Grey and Simcoe Foresters and Canadian Rangers of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group operating on Cornwallis Island. He was selected for his expertise in the field of Canadian Arctic Affairs and for his knowledge in other fields.

We look forward to hearing of Ryan Dean's experience. As we receive information, be sure to check for updates below by clicking on the DIARY OF A MILITARY EMBEDDED OBSERVER.

For more information, please see the News Release from the Department of National Defense.

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DIARY OF A MILITARY EMBEDDED OBSERVER
by Ryan Dean, PhD Candidate, Political Science

PHD CANDIDATE TAKES PART IN ARCTIC TRAINING MISSION WITH CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
by Heath McCoy, Faculty of Arts

Department of Political Science — 2018 Honours Symposium
Monday, April 16, 2018 in SS729
1:30–4:30 with Reception to Follow

Political Science Honours' student Laura Silva Aya, is the winner recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Arts, Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta Essay Prize for her Honours' thesis paper "Peace vs. Land? Understanding the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite," completed under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Policzer. The Faculty of Arts CCA prize is awarded to the best paper in a Faculty of Arts course in the previous calendar year in the areas of economics, political economy, trade, politics and international relations. 

View previous award winners of the CCA Alberta Essay Prize

Mark Grosjean entered the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Arts in Fall 2013. By Fall of 2014 he had chosen Political Science as his Major and when he convocated in November 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Mark was one of our Department’s—and indeed the Faculty’s—most accomplished and promising students. He died in a downhill ski accident on March 12, 2018.

Congratulations to Daniel Voth in receiving the Calgary Institute of Humanities (CIH) Annual Fellowship 2018-2019.

For more details please visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/news/calgary-institute-for-humanities-fellows-a...

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The International Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science.
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We also house the International Relations Undergraduate Program.           
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

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PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Ian Brodie, "At The Centre of Government: The Prime Minister and the Limits on Political Power", McGill-Queen's University Press, April 2018, 224 pages.

Roberta Rice, "Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance," in Pia Riggirozzi and Christopher Wylde, eds., Handbook of South American Governance, New York: Routledge, 2018, pp. 294-305.

Maureen S. Hiebert, "Why the (Western) cavalry isn't coming and what we can do about it" in Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide, Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Samuel Totten (ed.) (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 209-214.

Joshua D. Goldstein, 'Was It Good For You Too? The New Natural Law Theory and the Paradoxical Good of Sexbots', in John Danaher and Neil McArthur (eds.), Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017): 173-200.

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.