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  • Back to Class: Term 1 Begins

    5th Sep 2017


  • “A Subtle Revolution: What Lies Ahead for Indigenous Rights?”, a Discussion at SFU Woodward’s

    13th Sep 2017 7:00 pm


    Professor Sheryl Lightfoot will be hosting a panel discussion at SFU Woodward’s on Wednesday, Sept 13th @ 7pm. The discussion will be on “A Subtle Revolution: What Lies Ahead for Indigenous Rights?”, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Click here for more details. Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (PhD...

  • The 2017 German Federal Election: A Panel Discussion

    25th Sep 2017 12:15 pm


    With panelists Professor Antje Ellermann, Director of the Institute for European Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at UBC Professor Kurt Hübner, Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy at UBC Professor Richard Johnston, Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation at UBC Professor Steven Weldon, Director of the...

  • Global Indigenous Rights Lecture, with Speaker Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

    26th Sep 2017 6:00 pm


    Join us for this years’ Global Indigenous Rights Lecture, with speaker Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00pm at the First Nations Longhouse at UBC. This event is free and open to the public. Please register here. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,...

  • Information Session: African Union/Ethiopia (Field Research Course) – POLI 464D and 464F

    2nd Oct 2017 12:30 pm


    International Security from African Perspectives: African Union/Ethiopia (Field Research Course) – POLI 464D and 464F This Field Research Course (POLI 464) offers students the opportunity to conduct expert interviews on contemporary African international security issues at the seat of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The course builds on and enhances the UBC-based undergraduate...

  • Information Session: African Union/Ethiopia (Field Research Course) – POLI 464D and 464F

    17th Oct 2017 3:00 pm


    International Security from African Perspectives: African Union/Ethiopia (Field Research Course) – POLI 464D and 464F This Field Research Course (POLI 464) offers students the opportunity to conduct expert interviews on contemporary African international security issues at the seat of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The course builds on and enhances the UBC-based undergraduate...

  • EU Study Tour & Internship Program Information Session

    21st Oct 2017 12:00 pm


    POLI 326 (3 credits) Application deadline: November 30, 2017 GO GLOBAL Global Seminars students.ubc.ca/globalseminars ATTEND AN INFO SESSION: October 25th 12:00 – 1:00 PM International House

  • The IES Migration & Diversity Speaker Series presents: THE ARCHITECTURE OF FAILURE: THE INSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS

    23rd Oct 2017 12:15 pm


    The IES Migration & Diversity Speaker Series presents: THE ARCHITECTURE OF FAILURE: THE INSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS Sara Wallace Goodman, University of California Irvine For almost two decades, the European Union has built up a series of community laws and procedures for handling asylum claims. Yet, in the first 18 months of the...

  • IES Talk: Spain and Catalonia: The October 1 Referendum and Beyond

    24th Oct 2017 3:30 pm


    A Talk by Francisco Colom Francisco Colom is a political philosopher in the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid October 24, 3:30-5:00pm CK Choi Building Room 351

  • Michael Doyle: Mark Zacher Distinguished Speaker Talk

    29th Nov 2017 12:15 pm


    The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect

  • Michael Doyle: IES/Political Science Department co-hosted talk

    30th Nov 2017 12:00 pm


    IES/Political Science Department co-hosted talk: Model International Mobility Treaty Thursday, November 30 12:15-2:00pm Location: C.K. Choi, Room 120 To find out more about Dr. Doyle’s work, please click here.

  • End of Term 1

    1st Dec 2017


  • Exam Period Begins

    5th Dec 2017


  • Exam Period Ends

    20th Dec 2017


  • Term 2 Begins

    3rd Jan 2018


  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Edward Luce

    11th Jan 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Edward Luce Columnist and Commentator, Financial Times January 11, 2018 6pm-7:30pm Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Chief U.S. columnist and commentator for The Financial Times, Edward Luce is one of the paper’s most popular writers. He is highly regarded by policymakers, leaders,...

  • The Institute of European Studies Migration & Diversity Speaker Series: Phil Triadafilopoulos

    12th Jan 2018 12:15 pm


    Date: Friday, January 12, 2018 Time: 12:15–1:45 PM Location: Buchanan Penthouse Join us for a talk with Phil Triadafilopoulos (University of Toronto) as he critically examines debates over religious accommodation in liberal-democratic states by outlining the social mechanisms that generate conflict, specifically in reference to the debate over ritual male circumcision in Germany.

  • The IES Research Colloquium: Antje Ellermann

    15th Jan 2018 12:15 pm


    January 15, 2018 Antje Ellermann: “Political Insulation and the Comparative Politics of Immigration” 12.15pm C.K. Choi, Room 351

  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Francis Fukuyama

    25th Jan 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow, Stanford University January 25, 2018 6pm-7:30pm Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Francis Fukuyama is one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the liberal order. He has held several positions throughout his illustrious career, and is...

  • Departmental Speakers Program: Christopher S. Parker

    29th Jan 2018 12:15 pm


    Christopher S. Parker Professor of Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle It’s NOT the economy, dumbass; It’s all about race According to convention, if Trump is to be defeated, Democrats must win the working-class white vote. This is a mistake for two reasons. First, class-based appeals NEVER work for people of color. Second, economic anxiety isn’t...

  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Steven Pinker

    1st Feb 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Steven Pinker Author, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress February 1st, 2018 6pm-7:30pm Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Steven Pinker is one of the world’s most influential intellectuals, with multiple bestselling and award-winning books on language,...

  • The IES Research Colloquium: Jonathan Hall

    5th Feb 2018 12:15 pm


    February 5, 2018 Jonathan Hall: “Intersectionality, Altruism and War” 12.15pm C.K. Choi 120

  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Misha Glenny

    8th Feb 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Misha Glenny Writer, Broadcaster, Former BBC Central Europe Correspondent February 8th, 2018 6pm-7:30pm C.K. Choi Building, Room 120, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 Misha Glenny is a multiple award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalization of organized crime...

  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Susan Rice

    15th Feb 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Susan Rice Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Former National Security Advisor to the Obama Administration February 15th, 2018 6pm-7:30pm Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Susan Rice is the former US Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013) and former...

  • Midterm Break

    19th Feb 2018 12:00 am


  • The Lind Initiative 2018 Speaker Series: Anne-Marie Slaughter

    26th Feb 2018 6:00 pm


    Registration is required – click here to register your seats now Anne-Marie Slaughter President and CEO of New America February 26, 2018 6pm-7:30pm Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank devoted to bridging the gap between technology and policy in...

  • Alumni Dinner

    1st Mar 2018 6:00 pm


    Political Science and International Relations Alumni - please register for the event by Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Distinguished Visitor: Margaret (Peggy) Kohn

    2nd Mar 2018 12:00 pm


    Our Department is pleased to welcome University of Toronto Professor Margaret (Peggy) Kohn (PhD Cornell) as a Distinguished Visitor. Professor Kohn is a political theorist, and her research interests include the history of political thought, critical theory, social justice, colonialism, and urbanism. Professor Kohn will be giving a talk to our Department on Friday March 2, from...

  • Departmental Speakers Program: Jean-François Godbout

    14th Mar 2018 12:15 pm


    Professor Jean-François Godbout Wednesday 14 March, Buchanan Penthouse from 12:15pm-2pm Professor Godbout (PhD Northwestern) is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Observatory of Federbations (CERIUM) at Université de Montréal. His research is focused on democratic processes and political institutions in Canada, the United States and Europe. He specializes in the areas of comparative political...

  • Term 2 Ends

    6th Apr 2018


  • Exam Period Begins

    10th Apr 2018


  • Distinguished Visitor: Professor Kathleen Thelen

    18th Apr 2018 12:00 pm


    Our Department is pleased to welcome Professor Kathleen Thelen as a Distinguished Visitor. Professor Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and President of the American Political Science Association. Professor Thelen’s research focuses on the origins and evolution of political-economic institutions in the rich democracies, with an emphasis on labor market institutions (education...

  • Exam Period Ends

    25th Apr 2018


  • Spring Convocation & Department Awards Ceremony

    24th May 2018


    On May 24th we will have the spring convocation for POLI graduates as well as the Department ceremony to celebrate our most recent graduates and announce annual award winners.

  • 2018 Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference

    30th May 2018


    2018 CPSA Annual Conference University of Regina Wednesday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st

  • William Plowright – PHD Final Dissertation

    13th Jun 2018 9:00 am


    UBC Political Science PhD candidate William Plowright will be presenting his Final Dissertation on Wednesday, June 13th. EXAM DETAILS for WILLIAM ROBERT PLOWRIGHT Exam Time: 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (Please arrive 5 minutes early, so the exam can begin promptly). Exam Location: Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road)....

  • 2018 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition

    30th Aug 2018


    2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition August 30 – September 2, 2018 Boston, MA

  • UBC Political Science & International Relations Program Trivia Night

    21st Sep 2018


    We are excited to announce a new Alumni event: UBC Political Science & International Relations Program Trivia Night. Please Join Us! Reserve your Tickets now – click here! It will be a lively evening of trivia with alumni, students, faculty and emeriti. Prizes and bragging rights for the winning team! Trivia Night Friday, September 21, 2018 UBC...