Jeffrey Simpson 2014 recipient of the Agnes Benidickson Award
The Department of Political Studies presents J. A. Corry Lecture, Donald Horowitz - Oct 29, 2013
Our current Skelton-Clark Fellow, Erin Crandall, has been awarded an FQRSC (Quebec Research Fund for Society and Culture) postdoctoral scholarship for 2013-15.
Natalie C. MacDonald and Stuart E. Rudner join forces to launch new firm. Natalie graduated from Queen's in May 1993 with a BAH in Political Studies.
“As an international student (from Italy), I am very grateful for the confidence that the Trudeau foundation has in me,” says Ms. Pavan. “The award gives you the opportunity to conduct even more ambitious research. It really changes your perspective about what you can achieve and how you can afford to go ahead with it. It also provides a chance to get to know a network of very interesting people—such as academics, journalists and policy makers.”
Professor Zsuzsa Csergő is the new President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN). She will serve in this capacity for three years, beginning on April 21, 2013.
A number of Queen’s doctoral students and faculty participated recently in a two week long International Summer Research Institute on “Diversity and Democracy”, hosted at University College, Dublin (June 3-14). The Institute brought together experts on nationalism and ethnicity from around the world, and students from Queen’s, UQAM, and throughout Europe.
Queen’s University professor John McGarry (Political Studies) has won one of five Canada Council Killam Prizes for his research on power-sharing and conflict resolution. The $100,000 Killam Prizes are one of Canada’s most distinguished awards for outstanding career achievements in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Dr. McGarry won the prize in the Social Sciences.
Dr. John McGarry has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.
Leanne Roderick was awarded the Christopher Knapper award for teaching assistants for 2012-13 on the evening of Tuesday March 26, 2013.
Dr. Jonathan Rose was awarded the Frank Knox teaching award for 2012-13 Tuesday March 26th, 2013.
Queen's-Blyth Worldwide Study Program
Dr. Keith Banting was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University in Sweden. Dr. Banting received his honorary doctorate at a traditional ceremony at Stockholm City Hall on September. 28, 2013.
Dr. Banting is a world-renowned expert on social policy and the impact of federalism, globalization and multiculturalism on the welfare state. He is widely respected for his ability to bridge divides between theory and practice. Dr. Banting holds the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy and was the director of Queen’s School of Policy Studies from 1992-2003.
Oded Haklai’s award-winning book, Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel, is the first to examine the manifestation of Palestinian nationalism in Israel. The book has received international praise for its insightful analysis and won the 2012 Shapiro Award for the best book in Israel studies.
In the summer 2012 W. R. Nadège Compaoré spent her summer in Ghana collecting data on transparency measures in the country’s extractive energy sector — oil in particular.
Professor Eleanor MacDonald received the Award for Teaching Excellence from Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) for 2011-2012.
Fulbright Chair announcement
Queen’s University political studies professor John McGarry has been named one of four recipients of the prestigious $225,000 Trudeau Fellowship.
The Department of Political Studies proudly announces the completions of Ph.D. students
Two former students of the Political Studies Department have been honoured by the Queen’s University Alumni Association.
The Department is pleased to welcome new post-doctoral fellows Alexander Schwartz and Erin Crandall.
Erin Tolley laughs when she thinks back on first hearing about the Trudeau Scholarship. "In the first year of my PhD, I got an email about it. I remember looking at the profiles of the people who had won in the past, and I thought ‘oh no, I could never get that'." Little did she know that just over a year later, she'd be a recipient.