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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
The McGill Research Group on Constitutional Studies ( http://www.mcgill.ca/rgcs/
https://www.facebook.com/RGCSMcGill ) is accepting applications for its 2019-20 Student Fellowship.