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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

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program concludes after 4 successful years

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

2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

Call for submissions: First Annual Faculty of Arts holiday card

All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their artwork by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Collaborating to create change — Haskayne Alumni Award recipients use business as a force for good

Join us Nov. 9 to recognize thought leaders Carol Yan, Michael Torrance and Saifa Koonar

Provincial funding moves UCalgary’s Multidisciplinary Science Hub $5M closer to reality

Advanced Education Minister Rajan Sawhney announces funds during campus visit

UCalgary scholar discovered how to make the most of partnered research projects

Jack Lucas shares learnings and insights from his work on high-profile Canadian Municipal Barometer project and more

In the Media

In the News Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in Lethbridge Herald

SACPA hears talk on energy transition

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science, in CTV News

Trudeau at APEC: PM faces challenges abroad

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in Rabble

Will Danielle Smith’s pension scheme drive a wedge among conservatives



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