Steven Seligman

Assistant Professor

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Department of Political Science

Phone: (902) 494-6626
Mailing Address: 
Department of Political Science Rm 344, 3rd Floor, Henry Hicks Bldg Dalhousie University, 6299 South Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • International Relations
  • Canadian Foreign Policy
  • United Nations
  • Human Rights
  • Sri Lanka


  • Queen’s University (B.A.)
  • University of Cincinnati (M.A)
  • University of Western Ontario (Ph.D.)


  • Human Rights: Foundations (POLI 3505)
  • Model UN (POLI 3532)
  • Canadian Foreign Policy (POLI 3569)
  • Politics of the Middle East (POLI 3365)
  • American Foreign Policy (POLI 3574)
  • Diplomacy and Negotiation (POLI 3581)

Research Interests:

Professor Seligman’s research focuses on International Relations, Canadian foreign policy, the United Nations, human rights, and Sri Lanka.

He is currently working on two research projects. The first examines Canadian foreign policy toward Israel under the Justin Trudeau government in light of the pro-Israel shift in Canada’s policy that occurred under the Stephen Harper government. The second is to revise his PhD dissertation for publication as a book. The project examines Canada’s policy toward the 2001 United Nations World Conference against Racism.


Steven Seligman, “Politics and Principle at the UN Human Rights Commission and Council (1992-2008).” Israel Affairs 17, 4 (2011): 520-541.

Steven Seligman, “Explaining Canadian Foreign Policy toward Sri Lanka under the Harper Government.” International Journal 71, 2 (2016): 249-265.

Steven Seligman, “Canada and the United Nations General Assembly (1994-2015): Continuity and Change under the Liberals and Conservatives.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (forthcoming).