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Retired professor ensures her legacy with a gift of life insurance

Majumdar is now extending her remarkable legacy through a gift of life insurance, of which McMaster is the owner and beneficiary. This planned gift will support student travel bursaries, so that those without the financial means will be able to travel for their research projects.
Jun 10, 2019

Canada’s recycling system is trash – but it’s not too late to fix it

Vito Buonsante is the plastics program manager at Environmental Defence Canada. He also teaches environmental health policy at McMaster University.
May 28, 2019

Narendra Modi’s victory speech delivers visions of a Hindu nationalist ascetic

Chandrima Chakraborty, professor of English and Cultural Studies and member of the Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition discusses the re-elected Indian PM's carefully crafted, religiously coded public enactment of patriotic loyalty. It's a dog whistle to those who support his vision of a Hindu nationalist 'new' India.
May 28, 2019

Pre-ISA Workshop on Digital Democracy: How Will Digitization Impact Global Democratic Practices?

Ahead of the 2019 International Studies Association Conference in Toronto, on March 26, a group of 24 international researchers gathered at McMaster University to discuss the transnational, cross-border dimensions of digital democracy.
Apr 03, 2019

Bottom-up Transformation in Higher Education and its Opportunities

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak, discusses a path-breaking policy at one of McMaster’s faculties
Mar 01, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Sara Bannerman, CRC in Communication Policy and Governance, February 27 - The Algorithmic Governance of Information and Communications
Feb 20, 2019

16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!
Feb 19, 2019

Five questions on climate change with McMaster prof Susie O’Brien

On Wednesday, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC)members, professors Susie O'Brien and Robert O'Brien (no relation), are hosting a free public forum on climate change called "My World's on Fire, How 'bout Yours?" Ahead of this dialogue, The Hamilton Spectator sat down with Susie O'Brien for a Q-and-A on what attendees should expect. Answers have been paraphrased.
Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!
Jan 18, 2019

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Nyers, on the publication of his latest book, Irregular Citizenship, Immigration and Deportation.
Jan 10, 2019

International Conference “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples”

Drs. Karen Bird and Netina Tan of the Department of Political Science and the McMaster Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition warmly welcome you to attend our conference on the political participation and meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities around the world! Dec. 5 to 7, 2018
Dec 03, 2018

The Speculative Logic of Capitalism: Or, Hyman Minsky as a Critical Social Theorist

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University Prof. Martijn Konings, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Nov 07, 2018

How Russians have helped fuel the rise of Germany's far right

The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD says Anthropologist Petra Rethmann, Director of the McMaster Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 01, 2018

Application to MA in Globalization is now open!

M.A. in Globalization at McMaster University is a unique interdisciplinary program that examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. It's a 12-month program that requires students to complete 6 one-semester courses and a major research paper.
Nov 01, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.
Oct 29, 2018

UN Report highlights dangers of Climate Change

Professor Robert O’Brien analyses the political impact of the latest UN Climate Change Report.
Oct 26, 2018

New Research Findings Defy Expectations

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak’s recent comparative study of public opinion comes to some intriguing conclusions.
Oct 25, 2018

New Book- Russia: Anthropological Insights

Dr. Petra Rethmann's new book, Russia: Anthropological Insights, "offers a brief introduction to the anthropological study of Russia. Moving beyond the conceptual iron curtain that has divided past study of Russia into "East" and "West," it situates Russia in a global context and provides readers with all of the necessary analytical tools for understanding the complex cultural and social configurations of the contemporary Russian Federation.
Oct 24, 2018

MacGlobal Public Lecture and Film Screening on Oct. 24th

Join us for Fire at Sea – 2016 award winning documentary screening, and a public lecture on Refugee Policy in Brazil on October 24th as part of MacGlobal.
Oct 19, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter
Sep 25, 2018