Peter Russell, Dean of Political Science 

Friday, February 2, 2018
Location:  Fairmont, Confederation. Room 5/6, MM Level
Topic:  Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
Host: Robert O'Brien
 
Peter Russell is considered Canada’s  most respected “Dean of Political Science”.   Born in Toronto, he is an alumnus of the University of Toronto Schools, Trinity College at the University of Toronto and Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.   He taught Political Science at the University of Toronto from 1958 to 1997 and was Principal of Innis College from 1973 to 1978.
Peter was Director of Research for the McDonald Commission on the RCMP, a member of the Federal Task Force o Comprehensive Land Claims, President of the Canadian Political Science Association and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. 
 
He is the author of several books including  Two Cheers for Minority Government, Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians Become a Sovereign People? , Recognising Aboriginal Title:  The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English Settler Colonialism and editor of Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis.     His newest book is Canada’s Odyssey:   A Country of Incomplete Conquests which was published to coincide with Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a nation.  
 
He is an Officer of the Order of Canada,  a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Past Chairman of the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy.   Peter speaks out on important issues affecting Canada and is an occasional contributor to The Toronto Star and Globe and Mail.
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