The Faculty of Social Sciences is proud to announce that Michael C. Williams, full professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, has been awarded the University Research Chair in Political Thought, in recognition of his outstanding contribution and his sustained efforts, both in terms of research and student success.
It goes without saying that Professor Williams’ research interests, which centre mainly around international relations theory, as well security and political thought, will contribute greatly to the advancement of knowledge. The goal of the chair is to enable experts, political decision makers and a broader audience to better understand today’s main ideological movements and have a clear vision of the principle sources of division influencing world politics.
As Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research, says, “Our researchers must continue to stand out in terms of their teaching quality and the impact of their research, which makes us more and more competitive on the international scene.”
Williams has authored several books published by well-known university presses, including The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Culture and Security: Symbolic Power and the Politics of International Security (Routledge, 2007). He has also edited several books, including Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans J. Morgenthau in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2007).
We offer Michael C. Williams our warmest congratulations!