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Young Alumni Supporting Crowdfunding Initiatives for McGill24

The Research Group in Constitutional Studies is hoping to build a permanent endowment that will provide long-term funding for students.

Published: 8 Mar 2022

Bruno Latour awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize

Bruno Latour, who delivered the 2021 Lin Centre Annual Lecture, has been awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize, "presented to individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology, as well as the arts and philosophy." Among the previous Kyoto Prize Laureates is Lin Centre emeritus member Charles Taylor.

Published: 16 Sep 2021

Opinion: What’s Afghanistan’s future? The history of U.S. state-building offers some clues

LORENZ LÜTHI, co-ordinator of the Research Group on Transitions and Global Modernities, contributed an article in the Globe and Mail on September 3rd: What’s Afghanistan’s future? The history of U.S. state-building offers some clues.

Published: 7 Sep 2021

Professor David Theodore (member of RGDST) appointed Director of the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

On June 11, Professor David Theodore, member of the Research Group on Democracy, Space and Technology has been a appointed as next director of the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Lorenz Lüthi's book was selected as one of "The books one should have read in 2020" (Les livres qu’il faut avoir lus en 2020) by "Le Grant Continent," Paris

The usual Cold War narratives focus on the Soviet-American rivalry as if the superpowers were the only driving forces in the international system. Lorenz M. Lüthi offers a radically different narrative, restoring a role for regional powers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and revealing how regional and national developments shaped the course of the Cold War.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

$2-million gift from Montreal philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky to explore the impact of new technology on society

Donation will contribute to the establishment of Chair in Technology and Human Nature in McGill’s Department of Philosophy.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Evan Fox-Decent and Sébastien Jodoin named Canada Research Chairs

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that two of its scholars have been named Canada Research Chairs. Professor Evan Fox-Decent (member of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies) has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cosmopolitan Law and Justice, and Professor Sébastien Jodoin has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Human Rights and the Environment.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

Yves Winter's “Machiavelli and the Orders of Violence” has been awarded the Canadian Political Science Association's CB Macpherson Prize for the best book in political theory.

The prize jury said "In this richly theorized and elegantly written book, Yves Winter offers a systematic treatment of Machiavelli's distinctive approach to political violence. Winter's analysis illuminates the public and performative nature of political violence in Machiavelli's thought and emphasizes how Machiavelli crucially views violence as a spectacle rather than merely a means to punish or coerce behavior.

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Daniel Weinstock named Pearson Chair in Civil Society & Public Policy

Daniel Weinstock, a founding member of the Lin Centre's faculty and a member of its Research Group on Constitutional Studies, has been appointed as the next holder of the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and Arts.



Published: 2 Jun 2020

Megan Bradley (RGGJ) awarded 2020 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers

Congratulations to Megan Bradley for being the recipient of the 2020 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers! This prize, which comes with a $5000 award, was created in 2013 to encourage and celebrate McGill’s most outstanding early-career researchers.   Megan has been a member of the Research Group on Global Justice (RGGJ) of the Lin Centre since 2015.
Published: 14 Apr 2020

Christopher Manfredi reappointed Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

Christopher Manfredi, a founding member of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies and of the Yan P. Lin Centre (which absorbed RGCS), has been reappointed for a second term as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Published: 11 Oct 2019

Lin Centre Emeritus Member Charles Taylor co-recipient of 2019 Ratzinger Prize

Charles Taylor, CC, GOQ, FRSC, FBA, McGill BA 1952, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill, former Professor of Political Science at McGill, and the only emeritus member of the Yan P. Lin Centre through its Research Group on Constitutional Studies, has been named a co-recipient of the 2019 Ratzinger Prize. The prize was endowed by former Pope Benedict XVI for scholarship in theology relating to his work.

Published: 7 Oct 2019

Anderson awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Elizabeth Anderson, who delivered the 2019 Lin Centre Lecture, has been awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, widely referred to as the “genius grant.”


The video of her Lin Centre Lecture is available here:

Published: 25 Sep 2019

Award-winning scholarship from RGCS

Five recent books by RGCS faculty members have been recognized with prestigious prizes awarded by scholarly associations from around the world.


Published: 2 Sep 2019

Recent reviews of book by RGCS faculty

Reviews of Arash Abizadeh, Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics


Ioannis Evrigenis, in Perspectives on Politics


Devin Stauffer, in Political Theory


Published: 2 Sep 2019


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