About Political Science
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.
Assistant Professor, Steven Seligman's research discussed in Globe and Mail
Seligman's research on Canada-Israel relations discussed in recent article
Upcoming MA and PhD defenses in the Department of Political Science
Dal alumnus Robert Muggah is a visiting scholar at the Phil Lind Institute at UBC
Focusing on the global liberal order, Robert Muggah, co-founder of the Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group, is currently a visiting scholar with UBC and helping with the Phil Lind Speaker Series
PhD candidate, Adam MacDonald, wrote for Inside Policy: "Coming to Grips with a Nuclear‑Armed North Korea"
The US should reject the notion of preventive strikes or “bloody nose” attacks against North Korea, writes Adam MacDonald. Instead, emphasis should be placed on a combination of engagement and deterrence/containment.
David Beitelman, PhD Candidate, spoke with Global News Hamilton on Tillerson's visit to Canada, North Korea, and Canada/US relations
Listen online at 36:50 during the 12:00PM hour to hear Doctoral Fellow David Beitelman speak about Rex Tillerson's visit to Canada, North Korea, and Canada/US relations