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.
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Our Weekend in Goloka: Journalism Students Join Mock Deployment with Canadian Armed Forces
By Levi Garber, Master of Journalism student Traditionally, there was little preparation for journalists heading into war zones. But at Carleton's School of Journalism and Communication, preparation for conflict... More
Early Research Garners Strong Support From Federal Funder
Eight researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs have been granted Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The federally funded grants support research in... More
SSHRC Partnership Grant Uncovers the Truth About Treaties
Researchers and Indigenous partners are working together to improve treaty implementation. Growing up in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox was accustomed to living in a region where Indigenous people held... More
Public Affairs Research Shines in SSHRC Announcement
Researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs brought home a record seven Insight Grants in this year's funding announcement from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Elizabeth Jane... More
Student Energy Carleton Hosting “Innovation Jam” to Promote Sustainability
An emerging student group that promotes sustainable energy alternatives is calling on Carleton students to compete in its first-ever Innovation Jam on November 9th from 4:30-8:30 pm in Fenn Lounge.... More
Professor Sarah Smith: The Role of Art in Diplomacy
Contemporary art and international diplomacy may not be the most obvious of bedfellows, but according to Sarah Smith, an assistant professor in Communication and Media Studies, they work together more... More
Political Science Professor Wins Teaching Award
Political Science Professor Mira Sucharov has won the prestigious Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award. It's the highest honour for university teaching in Ontario. Sucharov is well-known... More
BPAPM and Political Management Students Win North American Debate Contest
Carleton students Matthew Gallagher and Connor Ahluwalia claimed first place at the North American Universities Debating Championship last weekend at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The pair... More
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Compares U.S. Intervention Policies
The new issue of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal entitled "Problems Abroad? Revisiting the Intervention Trap in an Era of Global Uncertainty" examines the successes and failure of conflict intervention. The... More
Is It the End of Free Trade? Q&A with International Affairs professor and former trade...
In 2011, Meredith Lilly was pursuing an academic career as a Banting Fellow when her phone rang and pulled her into the world of federal politics. From 2012-2015, Meredith Lilly... More
75 for the 75th Alumni Return to Carleton Campus
After almost two years of sharing the stories of 75 alumni for Carleton’s 75th anniversary, our 75 for the 75th finally had a chance to meet one another in person.... More