The School of Political Studies, created by the University of Ottawa in 2003, is a hub of knowledge bringing together the study of political science and public administration. Using both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the School of Political Studies makes it possible for students to acquire in-depth knowledge on a range of political phenomena, such as power and authority, opposition and resistance, as well as management and public policy, in all their different forms at home and around the world. Learn more about the School.



  • A collection of writings on human rights, edited by Gordon DiGiacomo, is being published by the University of Toronto Press. Entitled "Human Rights: Current Issues and controversies," the book will come out in February 2016.
  • In August, part-time professor, Gordon DiGiacomo, participated in a conference at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of the conference was "Strengthening Constitutional Democracy in South Africa" and the title of Gordon's talk was "Bringing the Central Government Closer to Citizens."
  • Noomane Raboudi - Contribution to the show Second Regard on CBC about the conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East (in french only)

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School of Political Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University
Social Sciences Building
Room 7005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5754
Fax: 613-562-5371

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Monday to Friday

September to May:
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August:
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.