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2015-2016 Skelton-Clark post-doctoral Fellow

The department is pleased to announce that Jessica Merolli has been appointed as our Skelton-Clark post-doctoral Fellow in Canadian affairs for 2015-16.  Ms Merolli completed her BA in Political Science and Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto and her MA in Political Science at McMaster University, where she is about to defend her Ph.D. thesis.  Her research here at Queen's will be on the naturalization process and its impact on immigrants' perceptions of the host country and their relationship to it; she will focus on the Canadian case.     

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Prof. John McGarry, one of two research leaders, earns prestigious medal

Queen’s researchers Guy Narbonne and John McGarry were honoured today by the Royal Society of Canada for contributions to geology and political science, respectively.

Dr. McGarry (Political Studies) is the recipient of the Innis-Gerin Medal for his contribution to the literature of the social sciences. The medal has only been awarded 21 times since its inception in 1967.

See Queen's Gazette for full details.

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Matthew Mitchell earns award for Best Dissertation in African Politics

Matthew Mitchell is the recipient of the prestigious APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation in African Politics 2013 Award, which was announced during the American Political Science Association meetings in Washington, DC. The Award Committee described the dissertation, entitled "Rethinking the Migration-Conflict Nexus: Insights from the Cocoa Regions of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana", as has having "represented outstanding scholarship in African politics". Matthew joins a select group of past winners drawn from prominent universities such as Harvard. Dr. J.

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Professor Stéfanie von Hlatky receives prestigious national grant

Professor Stéfanie von Hlatky (Political Studies), director of Queen's Centre for International and Defence Policy receives a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to study corporate social responsibility practices within the mining industry. Professor von Hlatky in the third to receive this prestigious national grant.

Please see the September 9, 2014 edition of Queen's Gazette for details

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Jeffrey Simpson recipient of Agnes Benidickson Award

Political Studies alumnus and current Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson, Arts’71, LLD’05,is the 2014 recipient of theAgnes Benidickson Award, given by the Ottawa Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association. It is the highest honour bestowed by the Ottawa Branch and presented to an individual for distinguished service to the University and Canada.

During his student days, Mr. Simpson was also involved with CFRC and the Debating Club.

Mr. Simpson will receive his award on March 26 at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

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The Department of Political Studies Presents The J.A. Corry Lecture

Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus at Duke University. He is the author of seven books, including The Courts and Social Policy (1977), which won the Louis Brownlow Award of the National Academy of Public Administration, Ethnic Groups in Conflict (1985, 2000); A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (1991), which won the Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association, and The Deadly Ethnic Riot (2001). His most recent book is Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia, published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.

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