The McGill University Department of Political Science carries on a long and pioneering tradition in the study of politics in North America. Founded in 1901, the Department's distinguished faculty is actively involved in a wide variety of ongoing research projects, and is committed to achieving a high level of academic excellence in research, graduate, and undergraduate education.
Awards and honours
Professor of Political Science and Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi has been recognized for his services to Canada with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Erik Kuhonta's book The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia has been shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Political Science Association Prize in Comparative Politics.
Elisabeth Gidengil has been recognized with the 2012 Faculty of Arts Award for Distinction in Research.
Will Roberts received the 2012 Political Science Students' Association award for outstanding teaching; Cameron Fleming received the award for outstanding teaching by a teaching assistant.
Theodore McLaughlin has received the inaugural International Studies Association-Canada student essay prize for "Desertion and Collective Action in Civil Wars."