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Department of Political Science



We offer expert instruction across all aspects of political science. From Africa to the Arctic, global peace to local genocide. Ideas of freedom to ideas of slavery, protest movements to political parties

International Relations

International Relations

Focus on cross-border interactions between various groups in the world. Learn how those interactions affect people, states, regions and the global community.



We are small enough to know our students and large enough to provide a comprehensive, top-notch education. Our graduate students become leaders in academic, public and private sector careers.

News and Announcements

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

International Holocaust Remembrance Day — a critical reminder to never stop learning

Remembering the victims, survivors, and lessons from the Holocaust on Jan. 27

Happy Holidays from the Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate student designs the faculty’s 2023 holiday card

Meet the 2023 Cannon Lachapelle Award winners

Undergrads demonstrate exceptional dedication to entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and creativity

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program concludes after 4 successful years

Scholars reflect on experiences and inspirations gained from involvement in international internships

In the Media

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in CBC News Calgary

Kathleen Ganley first to declare bid for Alberta NDP leadership as contest kicks off

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in The Tyee

Danielle Smith Declares War on Trans Kids

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in Toronto Star

Here's how Alberta plans to restrict surgery, hormone treatment for transgender youth

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science/Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in CHEK-TV

Canada pledges to work with U.S. over competing claims to Arctic sea floor

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in CBC News

Rachel Notley to step down as Alberta NDP leader



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