The Faculty of Public Affairs brings together diverse academic units that prepare graduates to address regional and global challenges with the aim of fostering informed citizenship and building better societies. Our graduates are leaders in fields such as politics, media and communications, economics, international relations, and law. They are, quite literally, changing the world around them.
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Our objective is to prepare graduates to address regional and global challenges with the aim of fostering informed citizens and building better democracies.
The award-winning researchers at the Faculty of Public Affairs are widely recognized for their engaging research and their contributions to building better societies at home and abroad.
Professor Irena Knezevic Honoured for Mentoring
Communication and Media Studies Professor Irena Knezevic was recently awarded one of seven Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Professor Knezevic studies communication, culture... More
Peace Studies and Migration Researchers Win Awards
Carleton Professors Fen Hampson and William Walters were recently honoured by the International Studies Association, a body of 7,500 scholars from 110 different countries, at its convention in San Francisco.... More
Political Science Grad Student Competes in Commonwealth Games
Catherine Traer, a graduate student in Carleton's Political Science department, is competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia this month as part of the Canadian women's basketball team.... More
Professor Kamari Clarke Leads Discussion on Africa and the International Criminal Court
As Kamari Clarke, Professor of Global and International Studies, began her keynote address at the FPA Research Excellence Symposium, she described the global hopes for the International Criminal Court (ICC)... More
An International Graduate Student Reflects on Her Time at Carleton
Janina Grabs is a visiting scholar with the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and a PhD student at the University of Münster in Germany. She shared this... More
NPSIA Students Share Research on National Television
Mark Haichin, a PhD student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, had an unusual opportunity to share his doctoral research: on the CPAC program Perspective with Alison Smith.... More
Faculty of Public Affairs Names First Research Excellence Chair
Amanda Clarke, Assistant Professor in Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), has been named the Faculty of Public Affairs’ Research Excellence Chair at the Assistant Professor level. “The... More
FPA Community Gathers to Celebrate its Dean’s Honour List Students
Hundreds of students and professors, staff members, parents and friends gathered for the 2016-17 Dean's Honour List reception, held in the Richcraft Hall Atrium on January 29, 2018. The event recognized students... More
Jean Charest Lecture Headlines FPA Research Month
Well-known Quebec politician Jean Charest will deliver the annual Bell Lecture on February 27, which honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada. In a... More
As it Happens Host Carol Off to Speak at Carleton
Journalist Carol Off, co-host of CBC Radio’s flagship evening current affairs program, As it Happens, will deliver the Journalism program’s Kesterton Lecture on March 22nd as part of FPA Research Month. The lecture... More
Brett Popplewell Wins Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism
Assistant Journalism Professor Brett Popplewell has won the inaugural Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism for the most outstanding article published in The Walrus magazine in 2017. The prize is worth... More
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