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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

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

Congratulations to Ganiyat Sadiq!

Winner the 2022–23 Mark Grosjean Memorial Award for Conference Travel!

Influential community leaders honoured at 2023 Calgary Black Achievement Awards

UCalgary members among those recognized for remarkable societal impact

UCalgary Political Science Congratulates: Sean Ryan!

Winner of the 2022–23 the Silver Medallion for the International Relations Program!

In the Media

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science, in The Globe and Mail

China is on a relentless mission to control Canada’s Arctic waters

In the News Doreen Barrie, Political Science, in GulfToday

US and Canada are trying to lure the world’s best technologists

In the News Doreen Barrie, Political Science, in Los Angeles Times

Column: Canada is recruiting immigrants from Silicon Valley to boost its economy. It might work

In the News Chris Roberts, Political Science, in The Globe and Mail

Canada keeps troops in Niger as the West hedges its bets on coup response

In the News Chris Roberts, Political Science, in Global News

With pressure on Niger mounting, armed intervention unlikely: expert



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