In disinformation campaigns, like the long-standing pro-Kremlin campaign targeted at Ukraine by the Russian government, who is most at risk of believing false information? A study led by McGill University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Ukrainians who engaged in more analytic thinking were less likely to believe the pro-Kremlin disinformation, even if they were generally pro-Russia.
Pac-Man carving by laser cutting. Credit: H. Borchers et al.
A gentler, more precise laser cutting technique
Laser cutting techniques are usually powered by high energy beams, so hot that they melt most materials. Now scientists from McGill University have developed a gentler, more precise technique using low-power visible light.
The Research Group in Constitutional Studies is hoping to build a permanent endowment that will provide long-term funding for students.
ISID is pleased to acknowledge the recent publication of Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America: the Promise of Inclusive Citizenship. Co-edited by Professor Manuel Balán of ISID and Professor Françoise Montambeault of the Université de Montréal and published by the University of Notre-Dame Press, the book will have a formal local launch on February 21 at 4 pm at Bar A, 213, rue Rachel est.
Five recent books by RGCS faculty members have been recognized with prestigious prizes awarded by scholarly associations from around the world.
Reviews of Arash Abizadeh, Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics
Ioannis Evrigenis, in Perspectives on Politics
Devin Stauffer, in Political Theory
Two visiting professors and one postdoctoral fellow will join the Research Group on Constitutional Studies this academic year.
Congratulations to these postdoctoral fellows from the Research Group on Constitutional Studies and the Research Group on Global Justice who are moving on to new appointments in 2019-20!
Samuel Bagg (RGCS) has been awarded a two-year Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University.
RGCS hosts a visiting Fulbright Chair for stays of one semester, extendable to up to one year. The Chair receives a stipend of $US 25,000, and is expected to be in residence at McGill conducting research throughout the term of the award. The Chair will be a Fellow of RGCS during his or her stay, expected to take an active part in the Group's intellectual life, including regular participation and one presentation at the RGCS faculty and fellows workshop. There is no teaching requirement.
Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.
The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.
We seek papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in socio-legal research extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.
“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger experts said on Tuesday.” (Reuters)