Daniel Béland appointed Full Professor of Political Science and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

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Daniel Béland appointed Full Professor of Political Science and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Béland as Director. A widely-cited scholar working on public policy from a comparative and historical perspective, Mr. Béland will join the Department of Political Science as Full Professor and lead the Institute’s teaching, research and public outreach activities as of January 2019. His comparative lens and interest in many broad historical, political and social processes will be great assets as he joins the Faculty of Arts at McGill University.

Since 2012, Professor Béland has held the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy (Tier 1) at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He holds a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where he returned as a visiting scholar in the spring of 2014. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the National University of Singapore, a visiting professor at the University of Helsinki and the University of Southern Denmark, and a Fulbright Scholar at The George Washington University and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Before joining the University of Saskatchewan in January 2008, he taught at the University of Calgary.

Professor Béland has published more than 15 books and 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He specializes in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, as well as the study of public policy, including social policy.

Please join us in welcoming Professor Béland and wishing him well in his new roles.