Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Professor John McGarry Recognized as Distinguished University Professor

Professor Margaret Moore

John McGarry, Professor in the Department of Political Studies, has been named a Distinguished University Professor. Queen’s University recently awarded its highest research-related honour to nine faculty members internationally recognized for contributions to their respective fields of study. Each recipient was named a Distinguished University Professor for exhibiting an outstanding and sustained research record, teaching excellence, and significant and lasting contributions to Queen’s, Canada, and the world. Made official by the university’s Senate in 2017-18, this is the inaugural year of the Distinguished University Professor Program. As such, these individuals have been chosen as the first to receive designations under the program. Following shortly, each individual will add an honorific name to their title, to be selected from a list of Senate approved names.

Dr. McGarry’s work has had an important public policy dimension and impact.  He has appeared as an expert witness before the International Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress; participated in briefings of the U.N. Security Council; and worked with several governments around the world. His work on power-sharing and policing reform in Northern Ireland has been seen as influential in the resolution of its conflict.

“I’m very excited to have been named a Distinguished University Professor,” said Dr. McGarry. “There is something particularly gratifying about being acknowledged here at Queen’s, which I consider my home.  I’m also aware that the title is to be given to only a select group, so I feel very honoured to be included in this category.”

Read the Gazette article here