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With three central strengths - Politics & Business, Global Studies, and Public Policy & Administration - Political Science at Waterloo offers innovative specializations and career relevant minors that explore Ideas for Changing the World.

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  1. Feb. 9, 2018 Submission Call: Inquiry & Insight 2018 | Shifting Power in the 21st CenturyUnited Nations flags

    University of Waterloo’s Political Science Graduate Student journal, Insight & Inquiry, is accepting submissions for its 10th volume. This year’s theme is “Shifting Power in the 21st Century”.

  2. May 3, 2017Prof. Eric Helleiner awarded a 2017 Killam Research Fellowship

    Prof. Eric Helleiner is one of six 2017 recipients of the prestigious Killam Research Fellowship valued at $70,000 per year for 2 years. During this time Prof. Helleiner will pursue groundbreaking research on "Globalizing the Classical Foundations of International Political Economy".

  3. Nov. 29, 2017 Master of Public Service program celebrates new spaceMaster of public service grand opening celebration

    The Department of Political Science is thrilled to celebrate the return of the Master of Public Service (MPS) program to the main campus of the University of Waterloo. Steve Orsini, Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council gave the keynote address on Friday, November 24, 2017  during the formal grand opening of the program's new space.

    The MPS program can now be found in East Campus 5. 

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  1. Mar. 6, 2018Graduate Student Conference | Shifting Power in the 21st CenturyUnited Nation flags

    Graduate students from across Canada are invited to submit a proposal to present their research at the annual conference held by the University of Waterloo’s Political Science Graduate Student Association.

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