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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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Congratulations to all our students graduating today!

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It is with pride and sadness that we celebrate Mark Grosjean’s posthumous award of the Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Political Science at the spring Convocation Ceremony on June 6, 2018. The Silver Medallion recognizes the student graduating with the highest distinction in scholarship in each degree program.

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Lucas on receiving a Faculty of Arts Research Award in the New Scholar category!

Veniecia Laylor tells how volunteering on campus gave her career-transferable skills.  How the Peer Helper Program has prepared and assisted in her third year studies with a number of skills and how to apply them after university.

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

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

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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

Joshua D. Goldstein, “Hegel’s Metaphysics of Marriage: Teleology, Ontology and Sexually Embodied Freedom in the Philosophy of Right’s Account of the Family” in Michael J. Thompson (ed.) Hegel’s Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Politics (New York: Routledge, 2018): 252–285.

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.