Educational Engagement & Professional Development

The Centre supports globally engaged and international research and teaching and learning opportunities for its Fellows, Emerging Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Undergraduate Students.

The Centre counts emerging scholars among its members and actively supports the research of Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows whose work falls within its mandates. Research grants held by members of the Centre support both post-doctoral and graduate student research and work and the Centre invites international Post-Doctoral Fellows to study from around the globe.

The Centre further contributes to graduate student training by supporting graduate-run conferences, hosting conferences, workshops, and lectures at which graduate students may present their work, and contributing to the curriculum and funding of international summer schools.

Graduate Programming

The Centre supports two major streams of graduate student programming at Queen's University:

Politics Graduate Seminar

Political Studies Concentration in Nationalism, Ethnicity, Peace, and Conflict (NEPC)

The concentration in Nationalism, Ethnicity, Peace and Conflict allows MA students in the Department of Political Studies to specialize in the study of national and ethnic conflict by taking designated courses from the Political Studies offerings. This program builds on the department's recognized strength in this area, providing an exciting opportunity for engagement with world-renowned, award-wining scholars in a vibrant intellectual community.

Visit the Department of Political Studies website for more information.

PLT Law Colloquium

Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Programme in Political and Legal Thought (PLT)

The Graduate Program in Political and Legal Thought (PLT) is a collaborative degree that allows students to specialize in social, political, and legal theory. Students complete an M.A. in the Departments of Philosophy or Political Studies, or an L.L.M. in the Faculty of Law, by choosing from a broad range of designated courses across all three disciplines, which, in any given year, will cover topics such as global justice, jurisprudence, ethics and animals, just war theory, feminism and the law, bio-ethics, egalitarianism, and human rights.  The only course of study of its kind in Canada.

Visit the Political and Legal Thought website for more information.