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Barbara Arneil wins APSA David Easton Award This award is given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities. Past winners include, Jürgen Habermas, Wendy Brown, Quentin Skinner, and Robert Putnam.

Allen Sens awarded 2018 CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence The Canadian Political Science Association has awarded UBC Political Science Professor of Teaching, Allen Sens, with the Fifth Annual Excellence in Teaching Prize.

Barbara Arneil named winner of the CPSA 2018 C.B. Macpherson Prize in Political Theory Congratulation to UBC Political Science Professor Barbara Arneil, who received the 2018 C.B. MacPherson Prize in Political Theory, from the Canadian Political Science Association, for her book Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony. The C.B. Macpherson Prize was established to honour the life and work of Crawford Brough Macpherson (1911-1987), an internationally renowned teacher and […]

Jean Laponce Prize for Top BA Honours Thesis On November 28, 2016, our friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus Jean Laponce, passed away. Jean joined our department in 1956, as the first Full-Time political scientist, and taught here until 1991. Jean left an indelible mark not only within our own community, but on the broader Political Science community, particularly the International Political Science Association (IPSA). […]

Mark Warren named winner of Killam Research Prize! A big congratulations to UBC Political Science Professor Mark Warren for winning the Killam Research Prize for his exceptional work done in democratic theory! The UBC Killam Research Prize recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Dr. Warren was awarded the prize in the Arts and Humanities catergory. For more information on the Killam Research Prizes […]

Gyung-Ho Jeong named winner of Duncan Black Prize for 2017 Congratulations to Associate Professor Gyung-Ho Jeong! He has won the Duncan Black Prize for the Best Paper published in Public Choice (2017) by a “senior” scholar for his article “The Supermajority Core of the US Senate and the Failure to Join the League of Nations.” For details on the Public Choice Society prizes and awards, click […]

Yves Tiberghien named Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France Congratulations to Dr. Yves Tiberghien on being named Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France! The Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite (National Order of Merit)is a French order of merit with membership awarded by the President of the French Republic, founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle. The reason for the order’s establishment was […]

Political Science PhD Alumni announced as 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar! Congratulations to former Political Science PhD graduate, Kristi Kenyon, who has been named as one of the fifteen early career researchers to receive the 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar appointment! The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars will join close to 400 of the world’s best researchers who are addressing some of the most interesting and important […]

Five Faculty Have Won 2017 American Political Science Association Awards Congratulations to Cesi Cruz, Peter Dauvergne, Alan Jacobs, Richard Johnston, and Kai Ostwald on their 2017 APSA Awards!  San Francisco, August 31 – September 3, 2017 113th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition The annual meeting addresses the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2017 theme, “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations. Read on to find out more […]

Professor Cesi Cruz recieves Best Conference Paper Award from APSA A paper by Professor Cesi Cruz, with two co-authors, entitled “Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition,” has won APSA’s Political Network Section’s Best Conference Paper Award! Best Conference Paper Award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person delivered at a political science conference in the previous year. In […]