Studying politics focuses your attention on the pressing problems of our times and the potential for changing them.  We offer courses that develop the analytical skills and knowledge necessary to understand power, culture, law, policy and government in Canada.  We also offer programs that engage with issues of Global peace, war, environment, development, governance and media.  Our students have proceeded to prestigious graduate programs, schools of law and journalism and pursued subsequent degrees in public administration and education.  They have developed careers in federal, provincial and municipal government as well as global and local business, non-profit and activist organizations.  Politics is where great ideas and urgent practice are united.


Department of Politics Faculty and Staff

We would love to hear from our Acadia Politics Alumni!  Let us know how your Acadia studies influenced your life path and career.  Please send us your post grad info and employment.  If you wish to send us a brief paragraph we will add this to our Alumni Profiles page.  Send to 


July 16, 2015  Dr. Erin Crandall and Dr. Andrea Lawlor (King's University College) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study third party election advertising in Canada and the United Kingdom.

July 1, 2015  Dr. Erin Crandall has taken up a tenure-track position in the Politics department.  Dr. Crandall's work focuses on law and politics in Canada.

March 30, 2015 The 2015 Sydney Taylor Memorial Lecture - Dr. Peter Irniq will be giving a public lecture:  Land, Culture and Inuit Resilience:  "I can outrun bureaucracy, anytime" KCIC Auditorium at 6:30 pm.  A Welkaqnik Sprintime Feast & Gathering at 5:15 in the KCIC Garden Room.

March 2015 - New job opportunity listed on the employment page.

March 13, 2015 David Chadler, University of Westminister will be hosting a film screening and discussion of "Bitter Lake" (Adam Curtis).  BAC 204 at 6 pm.

March 12, 2015 David Chandler, University of Westminster, is giving a public lecture:  "Resilience:  From 'Bouncing Back' to 'Transformation'...and Beyond."  BAC 244 at 6:30 pm.

March 3, 2015 Dr. Michael Bradfield is speaking about "Fracking Fault Lines - What do we know, what problems might it solve, what problems does it create."  BAC 234 at 7 pm.

January 30, 2015  – Publication! Dr Whitehall's article “Pre-emptive global biopolitics and the ProMED network" was published in Resilience:  Internaltional Policies, Practices and  Discources

November 4- Dr. Eric Jarosinski, writer of the popular Twitter feed @NeinQuarterly will be speaking here at Acadia in the KCIC auditorium at 7pm.  The Twitter feed is a satirical "Compendium of Utopian Negation" whose aphorisms focus on European literature and culture, critical theory, and the German language.

October 21- Jon Mann, Acadia Politics Alumni and filmmaker will be here for the screening of his latest film and answering questions.  BAC 237 at 7pm

October 15- Public Screening and Talkback with actor, writer & director Tony Nardi at the K.C. Irving Centre from 6-9pm, Free admission

October 10, 2014 - Alex Houston's thesis defence is scheduled for today!


September 23, 2014 - Kim Campbell answers questions about women in leadership here at Acadia, don't miss it!

September 11, 2014 - Congrats! Niels Dueck successfully defended his thesis.

September 2014 - NEW job opportunity listed on the employment page


September 2014 - Congrats! Alumna Meaghan Dalton (2014) won the 2014 Atlantic Student Essay Contest (undergraduate category), sponsored by the CCPA-NS, for "The Voices of Downtown Dartmouth: A study of urban decay and renewal."

September 9, 2014 - Congrats! Kristi DeWolf successfully defended her MA thesis, "Counterpower in a Dual Network: An Examination of Young Canadians Using Facebook to Engage in Political Activity."

May 8 2014 - Thesis defence!  MA student Kristen Herrington will defend her thesis, "Adorno's Culture Industry: The "Thing" with Commodifying Creativity," at 10:00am in the KCIC Meeting Room.  Open to the public. 

March 2014 - Event! Dr. Michael Shapiro (U of Hawai'i) will be a guest of the department.  Public events include a screening and discussion of "Lebanon" on March 20th (7pm, BAC 234) and a public lecture: "Global Precarities:  The Politics and Ethnics of Attention" on March 21st (6pm, KCIC Auditorium). 

March 2014 - Congrats!  Honours student Jacob Verhagen will be presenting "The Destruction of Worlds- Language Games and the active concept of a genocide" at the Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, at the University of New England. 

Feb 7 2014 – Event! APSA is hosting a Wine & Cheese at 7:30 pm

Jan 30 2014 - Event! Dr Timothy Luke (Virginia Tech) delivered the Sydney Taylor Memorial Lecture: “Achieving More than ‘Actually Existing Sustainability’”   

Jan 2014 – Congrats! Emma Costain has won the 2013 Larry Collins Prize, awarded for the best undergraduate political science essay in Atlantic Canada

Dec 2013 – Publication! Dr Biro’s article “Screening the Crisis” was published in vol 92 (Fall 2013) of Studies in Political Economy  http://spe.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/spe  

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December 2013 - Publication! Dr Andrew Biro's chapter "River-Adaptiveness in a Globalized World" in C. Chen, J. Macleod, and A. Neimanis (eds.), Thinking With Water (McGill-Queen's University Press).

December 2013 - Congrats! Jenna Khoury-Hanna will be presenting "Engaging Citizens in Local Economy: Changing People's Perspectives on Local and Sustainable Food" at the Atlantic International Studies (ATLIS) Conference.

November 2013 - Publication! Dr. Brickner's new book Migration, Globalization, and the State has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=602964

November 15, 2013 - Event! APSA's Black Tie Wine & Cheese event is happening Friday November 15th at 7:30 pm. Meet members of APSA in the main lobby of the SUB at 7:00 and head over to the event together!

November 2013 - Congrats! Alumna Emma Cochrane (2013) was awarded the Young Woman of Distinction award by the Halifax Cornwallis chapter of the Canadian Progress Club.

October 24, 2013 - Event! Acadia Department of Politics presents "Marx in Soho" a play by Howard Zinn directed and performed by George MacKenzie. Join us at Denton Auditorium on Thursday October 24th from 7:30-8:45 with a Q&A session to follow. Admission is FREE!

October 2013 - Congrats! MA student Kristen Herrington's Art show "The Thing" (paintings based on her thesis research) opens at The Economy Shoe Shop in Halifax. Opening reception Oct 7, 6-9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/624027770953400

September 27, 2013 - Event! APSA's first social event (wine & cheese) of the 2013-14 year. Meet in the lobby of the SUB at 7:30 or see the APSA Facebook page for more details.

September 2013 - Publication! Alumnus Stewart Webb (2008) has co-written a series of recent reports on Canadian military procurement for the Canadian Centre Policy Alternatives and Rideau. http://www.policyalternatives.ca/-authors/stewart-webb

September 2013 - Publication! Dr. Cohen's new book, Water Without Borders has been published by University of Toronto Press. http://www.utppublishing.com/Water-without-Borders-Canada-the-United-States-and-Shared-Waters.html

July 2013 - Congrats! Dr. Brickner's 2010 article "Feminist activism, union democracy, and gender equity rights in Mexico" will be included in the Library of Congress's Handbook of Latin American Studies.

September 5, 2013 - Publication by Dr. Whitehall:The biopolitical aesthetic: toward a post-biopolitical subject in Critical Studies on Security Special Issue: Late Warfare Volume 1Issue 2, 2013 tinyurl.com/lwlfbg4

July 9, 2013 - Event! Dr. Whitehall presented "The Paradox of Crisis and the Importance of Being Disinterested" at Deleuze Studies Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

June 19, 2013 -Event! - Dr. Whitehall presented paper "Pre-emptive Global Biopolitics and the ProMED Network" at the ISA-CISS Joint  Conference with UNU-Criss, Bruges at United Nations University CRIS, Bruges, Belgium.

June 29, 2013 - Event! Dr. Whitehall presented paper "Pre-emptive Global Biopolitics and the ProMED Network"  at PSS-ISA Joint International Conference at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.

June 2013 - Congrats! Congratulations to one of our own, Dr. Andrew Biro, for his 10 Years of Service with Acadia!

May 2013 - Congrats!  The PhD dissertation written by alumnus Nathan Allen (2005) at UBC has been short-listed the CPSA's Vincent Lemieux Prize!

May 2013 – Congrats! Alumna Christina Muehlberger (2011) won the inaugural Directors of Political Economy Award at Carleton University. 

May 21, 2013 - Congrats!  Alumna Emma Cochrane recieved SSHRC funding for her master's at U of Ottawa! 

May 12, 2013 -Congrats!  Congratulations to our 2013 POLS graduates!

May 9, 2013 - Congrats!  Congratulations to Emma Cochrane recipient of the Bronze Medal in Politics. 

May 7, 2013 – Event! - POLS students studying education in NS (particularly First Nations people) joined President Ivany in honouring Elsie Basque. http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1127933-mi-kmaq-teacher-honoured

May 2013 - Congrats!  Alumna Danielle Megaffin (2010), Lead Curator for "Student Perspectives/Global Aesthetics" at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, May 2-26. 

April 2013 - Congrats!  Emma Cochrane received the Acadia University Faculty Association's Lois Valley-Fischer Award for Democratic Citizenship.

April 2013 - Congrats! Nathan Kaulback received an Honours Summer Research Award from the Office of Research & Graduate Studies. 

April 1st, 2013 - APSA Election Results! - Congrats to our new executives for the Acadia Politics Students' Association 2013/2014 - Sarah Pullen (President), Christian MacWilliams (VP Finance), Lauren Hooper (VP Programming), Aaron Barrett (VP Communications), Mackenzie Wadley (VP Academic) & Emma Costain (Secretary).

March 2013 - Congrats! - Dr. Rachel Brickner has won an Acadia Students' Union Leadership in Teaching Award.

March 30th - Event! - Join our Acadia Politics Students' Association for their last curling event of the year!  This is a great opportunity to meet students in your program and profs in the department.  Event is from 7-10pm at the Wolfville Curling Club (19 Elm Ave).

March 2013 - Congrats! - Dr. Rachel Brickner was awarded a Harrison McCain Emerging Scholar Award, for her research project on "Public Sector Politics in the Age of Austerity".

March 27th, 2013 - Event! - The Politics Dept invites you to a public talk, the "Politics of Food" a dialogue with Caleb Wheedon on Weds - Mar 27 at 4pm in the KCIC Auditorium.

March 22nd, 2013 - Event! - Imre Szeman (CRC in Cultural Studies, U of Alberta) will give keynote address on "How to Know About Oil" for the SPT grad conference at 7pm in KCIC Auditorium.  All are welcome.

March 18th, 2013 - Event! - What Can You Do With an Acadia POLS Degree?  Join us and hear from three of our graduates about their post-Acadia experiences.  Monday, March 18th at 7pm in BAC 234.  All are welcome.

March 15th, 2013 - Event! - Join the Acadia Politics Students' Association for their end of year Wine & Cheese Event!  Mingle with fellow students and profs in the Politics Department.  All are welcome to attend!  Mar 15th from 7:30-9:30pm at 16 Earnscliffe Ave.

March 4th, 2013 - Advising - Politics majors are invited to an information session at 11:30 in BAC 138 to go over degree requirements and what Politics courses will be offered in 2013-14.

February 27th, 2013 - Event!  "Beyond the Arab Spring: Regional Conflict in the Middle East" a public lecture with Dr. Brent Sasley (UTA) and Dr. James Devine (MTA), KCIC Auditorium 7-9pm. All Welcome!

February 2013 - Publication! Dr. Rachel Brickner's article "Gender conscientization, social movement unionism, and labor revitalization: a perspective from Mexico" has been published in the journal Labor History.

February 8th, 2013 - Event!  Join the Acadia Politics students for their APSA curling event on Feb 8th from 7-10pm at the Wolfville Curling Club (19 Elm Ave).  All are welcome to attend. For event details email 099371w@acadiau.ca

January 31st, 2013 - Film! The Politics Film Series will be showing "The Whistleblower" a drama based on the experiences of Kathyrn Bolkovac, in BAC 204 at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!  http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0896872/

January 19th, 2013 - Event!  Dr. Whitehall presented "The Biopolitical Aesthetic: Towards a post-biopolitical subject" at the University of Western Ontario Centre for the Study of Theory, London Ontario.

January 2013 - Publication! Dr. Jerome Klassen's book, Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan (co-author Greg Albo) was published by the University of Toronto Press. 

January 2013 - Congrats! Dr. Andrew Biro's paper "The Good Life in the Greenhouse? Autonomy, Democracy, and Citizenship in a Warmer World" won the Western Political Science Association's 2012 Best Paper in Environmental Political Theory Award.

January 18th, 2013 - Event!  Acadia Politics is hosting an APSA Event on Friday from 7:30 -10:00pm at 628 Main St.  All are welcome to attend!  Please join your fellow students and professors for this event.  

January 16th, 2013 - Event!  The ASU is hosting Kings-Hansts MP Scott Brison for an "ask anything" Town-Hall event at 5pm in the Michner Lounge (top floor of SUB).  All Welcome.

January 15th, 2013 - Event!  PEACEBUILDING IN CANADA & IDLE NO MORE - a public lecture by Dr. Rick Wallace, KC Irving Centre, Garden Room from 7-9pm.

November 2012 - Publication! Andrew Biro's article "Water Wars by Other Means: Virtual Water and Global Economic Restructuring" has been published in the journal Global Environmental Politics. http://tinyurl.com/chezqw6

November 22nd, 2012 - Event!  Come hear from students who worked for Students for Development 2012 as their summer internship.  Dr. Marsh Conley, Coordinator of Acadia University Internship Program, will facilitate.  Tonight at 7pm in the Fountain Learning Commons. 

November 8th, 2012 - POLS Invite! The Politics Department will be celebrating (or lamenting) that the fall semester is 3/4 over!  Please join us for coffee and treats in the Clark Commons (behind Chipman House) from 2-4pm. 

November 6th, 2012 - Event!  Join the Politics Students' Association at the Axe Lounge to watch the highly anticipated 2012 US Presidential Election! This event starts at 7pm and is open to all students 19 or over.  We hope to see you there!

October 25, 2012 - Event! Join us for our Poli Sci movie night!  We will be watching Chinatown in BAC 204 at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315/

October 22, 2012 - Event! Join the Politics Students' Association at Joe's on Main St. at 9:45pm tonight to watch the FINAL American Foreign Policy Debate before the November 6th election!  Hope to see you there!

October 19, 2012 - Event! Academic Open House!  The Open House ballots results are:  Obama 79% and 21% for Romney of the electoral college votes.

October 16, 2012 - Event! Join the Politics Students' Association at Joe's on Main St. at 9:45pm tonight to watch the American Foreign Policy Debate!  Hope to see you there!

October 15, 2012 - Event! Dr. John Meyer, visiting prof from Humboldt State U, will speak on "Automobility and the Politics of Freedom", BAC 244 7-9pm. All Welcome.

October 2012 - For Sale! Politics clothing now for sale! Navy blue hoodie with Acadia Politics printed in white now available for $34.  Please contact Chelsea, 099371w@acadiau.ca.  (must pay in advance by Oct 24th)

October 2012 – Congrats! Congratulations to alumna Emma Pullman (2007), an "emerging voice on the political landscape," speaking at the 2012 David Lewis Lecture in Toronto. 

October 2012 – Event! Harrison McCain Visiting Professor, Dr John Meyer, will be hosted by the department, October 1-19.

September 2012 – Event! Dr. Ian Stewart was chair and discussant for a panel on "Developments in Federal Politics" at the annual APPSA conference in Fredericton, NB. 

September 2012 – Event! Dr. Andrew Biro presented his paper, "Screening the Crisis" at the annual APPSA conference in Fredericton, NB. 

September 27th, 2012 - Event!  Please join us for our Poli Sci Film Series at 7pm in BAC 204.  We will be showing La Haine, a film by Mathieu Kassovitz, http://tinyurl.com/9cj58

September 21st, 2012 - Event! Acadia Politics Association (APA) invites our majors to a Wine & Cheese Event!  Please join us on Friday from 7:30-9:00pm at 1 Winter Street, Wolfville. 

September 4th, 2012 - Announcement!  The Politics Department would like to welcome back our Politics majors and welcome our new first year students! 

August 2012 - Event!  Dr. Brickner presented her paper "Becoming Political: Teacher's Activism in the Face of Michigan's Public Education Crisis" at the ISA Forum of Sociology in Buenos Aires. 

July 18th 2012 - Congrats!  Congratulations to Brad Ledgerwood for successfully defending his MA thesis!

June 2012 - Congrats! Nine Politics majors were designated as Dean's List Scholars for 2011/12 (top 5% in faculty).

June 2012 - Congrats! Congratulations to Hillary Barter (class of 2008) for receiving a SSHRC master's scholarship.  Hillary will be studying at the University of Toronto. 

June 2012 - Congrats! Congratulations to Gavin Davies who recieved a summer internship with Acadia Summer Internship Programme 2012 funded by AUCC. 

May 2012 - Publication! Dr. Brickner's article with Laurie Dalton "Art Galleries, Academia and Women in Fur Masks" has been published in Atlantis. http://tinyurl.com/8y8symq

May 2012 - Congrats! - Congratulations to our graduates in the class of 2012!

May 2012 - Acknowledgement! Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Alexander on her promotion to Professor!

April 30th 2012 - Publication! Dr. Whitehall’s chapter “The International Aesthetic of the Yasukuni Jinja and Yûshûkan Museum” has been published in The New Violent Cartography. http://tinyurl.com/84g325w

April 19th 2012 - Event! Please join us for our last movie night of the Poli Sci Film Series! We will meet in BAC 204 at 7:00pm.  The film being featured is “Contagion”.  Hope to see you there! 

April 2012 - Congrats!  Congratulations to Hillary Barter (class of 2008), who will be pursuing her MA in Geography at the University of Toronto.

April 2012 - Congrats! - Congratulations to alumnus Jesse Zink on the publication of his book Grace at the Garbage Dump.

April 2012 - Publication! The Aesthetic Emergency of the Avian flu Affect in Bruce Magnusson and Zahi Zalloua. eds., Contagion. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, in association with Whitman College, 2012). see http://www.amazon.com/Contagion-Health-Sovereignty-Global-Re-Visions/dp/0295991739

April 2012 - Event! - Dr. Whitehall presented "The global rural: re-ruralizing the urban" at San Diego ISA on panel with Shapiro, Walker, Bagleman, and Tedesco.

April 2012 - Congrats!  - Congratulations to Emma Cochrane and James Wong who have received Honours Summer Research Awards from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

March 29, 2012 - Film!  The Poli Sci Film Series will be showing "Drink 'Em Dry" a documentary movie by Acadia alumnus Jon Mann.  We hope you can make it!  BAC 204 at 7pm.

March 2012 - Congrats! - Congratulations to 3rd year POLS student Emma Cochrane and 4th year SOCI student Stephanie Chapman, recipients of the 2011-12 Canadian Federation of University Women Award for their "Enthusiastic Consent" campaign.

March 2012 - Event! Acadia's SPT MA student, Karen Asp, marvelously presents paper "Trash, Materiality and the Force of Things in Adorno and Bennett" at WPSA.

March 2012 - Event!  Dr. Whitehall to chair and discuss for the panel "The Coming Community" at Western Political Science Association.

March 2012 - Event! Dr. Whitehall to present paper "The Biopolitical Aesthetic: Kill and Be Killed" at Western Political Science Association.

March 22nd, 2012 - Congratulations!  Congrats to our new APSA executives for 2012/2013 academic year!  President -Chelsea Wadley, VP - Emma Cochrane, Secretary -Ashley Zarzecki, Treasurer - Christian McWilliams,VP Programming -Quasim Kareemi, VP Communications -Sarah Pullen.

March 2012 - Acknowledgement! The Politics Department would like to congratulate Dr. Rachel Brickner on her promotion and tenure!

March 2012 - Event!  Dr. Biro will present a paper "The Good Life in the Greenhouse" and discuss Timothy Luke's book Ecocritique at the roundtable on "Great Works in the Environmental Political Theory" at the meeting of Western Political Science Association in Portland, OR.

March 24, 2012 - Event! Dr. Brickner will give a keynote address to Mt. Allison University Int'l Relations Society called "The Political Economy & Ethics of Migration in the Americas".

March 2012 - Acknowledgement! Congrats to Dr. Brickner on her research grant for Public Sector Politics in the Climate of Economic Austerity.

March 2012- Acknowledgement! Congrats to Dr. Whitehall on his research grant for Mapping the Global Triage: A Discourse Analysis of the ProMed Alert Network.

March 21st, 2012 - Event!  Please remember to vote! APSA elections for 2012-2013 academic term will take place from 10-4pm in the BAC south foyer!

March 9th, 2012 - Event!  APSA is a great wat to get involved!  Nomination period runs until Mar 9th at 4pm. Email 095052t@acadiau.ca if interested.  Must be a poli sci major. 

March 2012 - Event! APSA Elections will run from Feb 28th to Mar 9th! This is a great way to get involved with your Poli Sci classmates. Email 095052t@acadiau.ca if interested in running.

March 2nd 2012 - Event! Join us for another fun filled APSA event!  Poli Sci Curling Night at the Wolfville Curling Club (7pm til 10pm).  There will be a $5 cover. All are welcome.

Reminder - March 1st & 2nd - Event! Join us for two public presentations by Jodi Dean "The Coming Communist Horizon" and "Communicative Capitalism: The Politics of Social Media".  Presentation on Mar 1st starts at 5pm in the KCIC auditorium. Second is Mar 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm KCIC. 

February 18th 2012 - Event!  Dr. Whitehall will be attending the Annual Meeting of Chairs for Departments of Political Science in Victoria, BC. 

February 16th 2012 - Event!  Please join us for our Poli Sci film series tonight at 7pm in BAC 204. We will be featuring "Battle in Seattle" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0850253/  All Welcome!

February 2012 - Event! Dr. Andrew Biro gives invited presentation on "Water Wars from Global to Local" at the New School University in New York City.

March 2012 - Event! Join us for two public presentations by Jodi Dean "The Coming Communist Horizon" and "Communicative Capitalism: The Politics of Social Media". First is on Mar 1st, 5-7:30pm KCIC auditorium.  Second is Mar 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm KCIC. 

February 2012 - Event!  Politics Dept presents public talk "Theorizing Violence" by Dr. Mark Ayyash on Feb 10th at noon in BAC 325.

January 2012 - Event!  Our Acadia Model UN Club attended and represented us well at the Model United Nations held in Montreal on Jan 26th!

Jan 20th 2012 - Event! Wine & Cheese.  Great way to kick off the semester with classmates and professors!  APSA members will meet at SUB info desk at 7:20pm.  Hope to see you there!

November 2011 -Event! Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall delivers a keynote address "The Importance of Aesthetics in World Politics" at the follow-up workshop for Pop Culture and World Politics conference hosted in the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Finland http://www.ulapland.fi/InEnglish/About_us/News__Events/Events/PCWP4/Post-conference_workshop.iw3

November 2011 - Event! Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall is presenting the paper "The Biopolitical Aesthetic: Towards Kill and Be Killed" at the Pop Culture and World Politics conference in Romaneimi, Finland http://www.ulapland.fi/?deptid=20727  

November 2011 - Publication! Dr. Andrew Biro’s article on “Water Politics” appears in the November 2011 issue of The CCPA Monitor. An earlier version of the article also appears in the Winter 2011 issue of Australian Options.  

November 24th, 2011 - Event! The Poli-Sci Film Series will be showing another movie!  It runs EVERY last Thursday of the month in BAC 204 from 7-10pm.  We will be showing Lemon Tree, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172963/

November 21st, 2011 - Guest! William Tayeebwa will lecture on the "Structural Impediments to Peace in Africa".  Please join us in BAC 138 at 7pm.  All Welcome.

November 3rd, 2011 - Event! Valérie Vézina will present a paper: "De sub-nationalisme à nationalisme: le nationalisme insulaire expliqué et appliqué au cas de Terre-Neuve"" at the Conference on "Territorialité, identité nationale et justice mondiale" at Université du Québec à Montréal, in Montréal, Québec.

October 28th, 2011 - Event! Valérie Vézina presented a paper entitled "Nationalism in Newfoundland: The first distinct society?" in a Workshop on Politics and Public Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador at MUN in St. John's, Newfoundland.

November 3rd, 2011 - Date Changed! - Event!  Please join us for our APSA Wine & Cheese, 7:30pm at 3C Westwood (corner of Main St.).  Cheese and Crackers provided!

October 27th, 2011 - Event! -Please join us for our Poli Sci Film Series, on Thursday, October 27th!  We will meet in BAC 204 at 7pm.  All are welcolme!

October 2011 - Acknowledgement!  Congrats to Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall for his chapter in the new book by Cedric Johnson, (ed) The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and The Remaking of New Orleans  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

October 27th - Event!  Please join us for our APSA Wine & Cheese, 7:30pm at 3C Westwood (corner of Main St.).  Cheese and Crackers provided!

October 13th - Event!  The ASU will be hosting MP Scott Brison for an open town-hall meeting at 7pm in the Michener Lounge (in the SUB).

October 2011 - Event!  Dr. Rachel Brickner presented the paper "Political Will and Public Engagement in the Era of Austerity: The Executive Assault on Collective Bargaining in Wisconsin and the Future of Contentious Politics" at the APPSA Annual 2011 Conference. 

October 2011 - Event!  Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall presented the paper "The Global Triage: Beyond the Biopolitical Subject" at the APPSA Annual 2011 Conference. 

October 2011 - Event! Dr. Whitehall, Dr. Brickner, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Biro attended the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA) Annual 2011 Conference hosted by Mount Allison University.

September 2011 -In the News! - In August 2011, Political Science Alumna Emma Pullman's work was published in the Huffington Post!  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/keystone-pipeline-infographic_n_941069.html?ir=Canada

September 15th - Event!  Acadia MUN club will meet in BAC 207 at 5pm!

September 2011 - FYI - Political Science Clothing For Sale! Maroon crewneck sweaters with the Acadia crest & Political Science embroidered in gold. ($30 upon pick-up) Send your size to emma.cochrane@acadiau.ca by Oct 3rd.

September 15th, 2011 - Event!  Please join us!  Acadia Political Science Association (APSA) Wine & Cheese 7:30 - 9:00pm.  APSA executives will meet you at the SUB. 

August 2011 - Congratulations! Dakin McDonald's paper titled "Theorizing Aesthetics and Ethics:  A Critical Politics in a Global Age" has won the Larry Collin's Prize.  The prize is awarded by the Altantic Provinces Political Science Association to the nominated student with the best undergraduate political science paper.  This is the third time in six years that a student from Acadia Political Science has won this award. 

August 2011 - Congratulations! Dr. Brickner won a SSHRC Small Institution Grant for the project, "A Battle of Wills: Understanding Teachers' Resistance to Anti-Public Sector Legislation in Michigan."

August 2011 - Congratulations!  Dr. Whitehall won a SSHRC Small Institution Grant for the Project entitled "Mapping the Global Triage: A discourse analysis of the Promed Alert Network. "

June 2011 - Congratulations!  The department would like to congratulate Dr. Malcolm Grieve and Dr. Greg Pyrcz on their retirement!  They will be missed. 

June 2011 -Publication! Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Biro for his edited collection "Critical Ecologies: The Frankfurt School and Contemporary Environmental Crises" University of Toronto Press May 2011. 

June 2011 - Publication! Congratulations to Dr. Greg Pyrcz for his book "The Study of Politics: A survey of core approaches" University of Toronto Press May 2011. 

May 2011 - Congratulations!  We would like to congratulate Dakin McDonald who was awarded the University Bronze Medal for Political Science at May Convocation.