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Gerald Bareebe discusses the present and future of Uganda 50 years after its coup

Gerald Bareebe discusses the present and future of Uganda 50 years after its coup

York University Assistant Professor Gerald Bareebe participated in a panel discussion on The Agenda.  Bareebe discussed the present and future of Uganda as it approaches its 50th anniversary since Idi Amin seized power. Bareebe noted many Ugandans expected the country’s Jan 2021 election to be troublesome. He noted safety, security and voter fraud were particular areas of concern.  According […]

Killam Prize Awarded to Distinguished Research Professor Stephen Gill

Killam Prize Awarded to Distinguished Research Professor Stephen Gill

It is with tremendous pleasure to share the news that Distinguished Research Professor Stephen Gill has been awarded the prestigious and world-renowned Killam Prize given in recognition of his scholarly excellence and impactful research in global affairs and international relations. Congratulations, Professor Gill, on this well-deserved honour! Your recent work on global and planetary health […]

Passings: Leo Panitch, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus

Passings: Leo Panitch, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus

We are devastated by the passing of Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Leo Panitch and send our most heartfelt condolences to his family. Leo was the quintessential public intellectual. Informed by Marxist thought, he was a stalwart of social justice who helped us grasp the causes of oppression while offering a socialist vision of a different […]

Research on resource nationalism in Southern Africa receives funding

Research on resource nationalism in Southern Africa receives funding

"Richard Saunders, an associate professor in the Department of Politics at York University, has been awarded Partnership Development Grant funding from the Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to support his new project exploring innovations in resource nationalism policymaking in Southern Africa. The proposed project – led by Saunders and supported by five […]

New blog features work of York faculty and students on COVID-19 virus and its aftermath

New blog features work of York faculty and students on COVID-19 virus and its aftermath

"The Marxist Studies in a Global and Asian Perspective (MSGAP) blog titled "York Left Consortium: Reflections on Capitalism’s Half-Life" serves as an accessible location for written interventions of various sorts relating to COVID-19 and its aftermath on the part of leftist faculty and grad students at York, as well as guest contributors." More...

Robert Cox Memorial Panel March 2019

Robert Cox Memorial Panel March 2019

Thanks to Professors Alex Nunn and Stuart Shields in the UK and the British Academy/Leverhulme Foundation research project “Foundations of International Political Economy”, for their thoughtful work in putting together a video of the Robert Cox Memorial Panel. The panel was hosted at the International Studies Association, March 2019 in Toronto and was a fitting […]

York professor invited to participate in UN panel on Indigenous communities and environment

York professor invited to participate in UN panel on Indigenous communities and environment

Sometimes the most meaningful experiences arrive in the most unexpected ways. That was the experience for York University political science Professor Gabrielle Slowey. Late last December, Slowey, who is also the director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, received a direct message on Twitter from the Alvin Fiddler, who is the […]

Raising the Volume: A Teaching and Learning Space for the Department of Politics Community

Raising the Volume: A Teaching and Learning Space for the Department of Politics Community

If you are a current student or course director in the Department of Politics community and would like access to Raising the Volume, please send a request to subscribe by emailing: Karen Murray: murrayk@yorku.ca If you are already a subscriber, enter here. Raising the Volume is a one-year pilot project designed for, by and with […]

York U Professor Leah Vosko recognized with prestigious Impact Award

York U Professor Leah Vosko recognized with prestigious Impact Award

York University Professor Leah F. Vosko, of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is being recognized for excellence in research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is the recipient of the SSHRC’s prestigious Impact Award (Insight Category). The award was announced on Sept. 4. “York is delighted […]