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Date: 2017-05-03
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Subject: WSSR - Join us in Montreal this spring - Have you registered yet?

Don’t wait, the workshops start in less than two weeks!

The WSSR are open to everyone. These workshops provide participants with countless innovative opportunities for hands-on training and knowledge mobilization through one-on–one contact with the top authorities in their fields, innovative simulation exercises, and exclusive insider insights.


Register today:



Workshops on Democratic Governance, Public Policy, Contemporary Political Theory and Social Justice

May 8th-9th – Feminist Policy in Action: Making Democracies More Democratic? – Dr. Amy G. Mazur, Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Washington State University

May 10th-11th - Canadian Elections-Past, Present and Future: What have we learned after 150 years? - Dr. John Courtney, Senior Policy Fellow, University of Saskatchewan

May 12th - The Future of the New Democratic Party of Canada: Perpetual opposition or potential government? - Ian Capstick, Managing Partner of MediaStyle

May 12th - Directing the Agenda of the House of Commons: What's involved? - Honourable Peter Van Loan, MP and Former Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

May 15th-16th - Sustainable Welfare State Policies and Democracy - Dr. Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh

May 17th - The Future of the Quebec Independence Movement Post-Brexit - Martin Patriquin, Quebec Bureau Chief, Maclean's Magazine

May 17th-18th - Assessing the Role of the Canadian Government: What have we learned after 150 years? - Mel Cappe, Former Clerk of the Privy Council

May 19th - How to Make the Canadian Senate More Relevant to our Democracy? - Charles Robert, Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments

May 23rd-24th - Rethinking Canada’s Military Strategy in the 21st Century - Dr. David J. Bercuson, Director, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies and Associate Director, International Programs, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

May 26th - Multiculturalism, Democracy and the Politics of Backlash - Dr. Keith Banting, Stauffer Dunning Fellow and Professor Emeritus, Queen's University

May 29th - Democracy and Inequality - Dr. Melissa Williams, Professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto

May 29th-30th - The Parliamentary Process:  Looking Back at the Last 150 years Honourable Don Boudria, Former Government House Leader

June 1st-2nd - Democracy and the Protection of Language Rights – Graham Fraser, Canada's Former Commissioner of Official Languages

June 2nd - 21st Century Conservative Politics: What Should it Look Like? - Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman of Summa Strategies

June 7th - Brexit: Why It Happened and What It Means for Democracies Like Canada - Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

June 5th-6th - Social Movements in the Age of Global TerrorDr. Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

June 8th-9th - Continuity and Change in Federal Elections and Canadian Democracy - Dr. Lawrence LeDuc, Professor Emeritus University of Toronto and Dr. Jon Pammett, Professor Carleton University

June 14th - The Social Media and Elections: What are the challenges? - Yves Côté, Commissioner of Canada Elections

June 14th-15th - Indigenous Methodologies - Dr. Margaret Kovach, Associate Professor at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan and Dr.Elizabeth Fast, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences

June 15th-16th - How Should we Govern in a Multicultural and Democratic Society: What Policy Mix is Necessary? - Dr. Matteo Gianni, Associate Professor, University of Geneva


Workshops on Qualitative, Interpretive and Multi-method Research

Fundamentals of Qualitative, Interpretive and Multi-method Research

May 8th-9th - Working with Concepts in the Social Sciences - Dr. Frederic Schaffer, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

‎May 23rd-25th - Mixed-methods Designs - Dr. Jason Seawright, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Qualitative Case Study Methods

May 10th-12th - Introduction to Case Studies and Comparative Case Study Methods - Dr. Derek Beach, Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

‎May 15th-16th - Process-tracing Methods - Dr. Andrew Bennett, Professor of Government, Georgetown University

‎May 17th-18th - Historical Analysis and Historical Methods - Dr. Robert Adcock, Professorial Lecturer, American University's School of International Service

‎May 19th - Archival Research Dr. Robert Adcock, Professorial Lecturer, American University's School of International Service

Qualitative and Interpretive Data Collection and Analysis

May 10th-12th - Introduction to Interpretive (-qualitative) Methodologies and Methods - Dr. Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Professor, University of Utah

‎May 15th-16th - Content/Thematic Analysis - Dr. Lea Sgier, Assistant Professor, Central European University (CEU)

‎May 17th-19th - Discourse Analysis - Dr. Lea Sgier, Assistant Professor, Central European University (CEU)

‎May 23rd - Interviews - Sébastien Dallaire, Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs

‎May 24th-25th - Focus Groups - Sébastien Dallaire, Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs


Workshops on Quantitative Research Methods

May 30th-31st - Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods - Kerry Tannahill, PhD Candidate, Concordia University and Dr. Mebs Kanji, Associate Professor

June 1st-June 2nd - Modern Regression - Dr. Guy Whitten, Professor and Cornerstone Fellow, Texas A&M University

June 5th-6th - Logistic Regression Analysis: Introduction and Applications - Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

June 7th-8th - Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling for the Social Sciences - Dr. Jeff Gill, Professor, Washington University 



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