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Summer Course Offerings

A great selection of classes are available to all interested this summer. Check out full descriptions and class timings and register today

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International Relations and Foreign Policy Limited Term Appointment

The Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University has an opening for a 50% IR Limited Term Appointment. The application deadline is May 16th

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Meet our Graduate Students

Our students are engaged in many areas of award winning research including local politics, foreign relations, and the politicization of social issues. Find out more by visiting their individual profiles.

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Subject matter experts and research initiatives

We are the home of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, an internationally recognized institute for the study of maritime security and oceans policy, Canadian and comparative foreign, security, defence and development policy.

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About Political Science

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Political Science is important to society because an educated citizenry is the best safeguard for democracy. Political Science is valuable for individuals who want to know more about the values, laws, institutions and policy mechanisms that govern their lives in society, and as well, the differences between their system of government and those in other countries.

Political Science is an especially useful preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in teaching, law, public service or business. There are many minor program opportunities to further these study areas.

Faculty & Research

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There is exciting research happening everyday through the assistance of many grants; through many workshops and conferences we are able to demonstrate the knowledge gained as well as gather further insights.

The Political Science Department is also home for the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies which is involved in international projects such as The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and Maritime Security in the 21st Century.