Professor Peter A. Gourevitch
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego
Politics in Hard Times in the New Hard Times: Looking Forward and Backward
Gerard Boychuk will be speaking at Mount Royal University- The Canada Health Act and Public Health Care: Disease or Cure? on Thursday, November 3rd at 2 pm in the Moot Court Room (EA 1031).
The United States-China Relationship: Power Transition in the 21st Century
Life after graduation: Perspectives from two award winning Political Science graduates
Tanya De Mello (BA ’02) is the winner of the 2011 Faculty of Arts Young Alumni Award, which recognizes young alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professional field, in the community and in public service. Tanya was also valedictorian of her graduating class.
Uprisings in the Arab World and Prospects for Democratic Change
Undoubtedly, the most dramatic political development of the year has been the uprisings that sparked across the Arab world. While the uprisings have developed very differently in different countries, there is one thing that can be said with certitude: the Middle East will never be the same. From the euphoria that followed the fall of Mubarak, to the escalating violence spreading throughout Syria, and everything in between, new realities require urgent changes in our policies.
Lives in Limbo – Lessons from Kashmir’s ‘Half Widows’
Half Widows are women whose husbands have ‘disappeared’ in Kashmir but have not yet been declared deceased. Disappearances in Kashmir have recently made headlines again after a Kashmiri Government agency’s disclosure of “mass graves” in the Indian-administered Kashmir Valley.
How the United States Needs - but is Losing Its Grip on - Canada and Mexico
Despite getting such a large share of its income, resources, security, and international legitimacy from its relations with its two neighbours, Washington is accelerating its own global decline with security measures that reverse the periphery's dependent integration so brilliantly achieved by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
President Barack Obama brought to the White House his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and re-energized the peace movement around the globe. But the nuclear powers cling to their instruments of mass murder, even though the public opinion favours a global ban.
Yinxing Hong: Chancellor of Nanjing University
Study on the Drivers for China's Sustainable Development
After China became the 2nd largest economy in 2010, it faced a daunting challenge of the sustainability of its economic growth mode. In response to the challenge, China has to search for new growth engines in this transitional global economy, including switching its development engine from external to internal, attaching greater importance to consumption and emphasizing an exclusive growth, etc.