ESA, HSA, IDSSA, and PSSA Present: Fourplay – A classy mixer

Fourplay posterTake off your coats. It’s time to play. Why stay outside in the cold when you can get warm with Econ, History, IDS, and Poli Sci?

Calling all Econ students to come satisfy their demands…

Shout out to History, come and make your night’s events, the next morning’s mystery…

Poli Sci peeps come and get classy…and break it down when the night isn’t young anymore..

Let’s not forget IDS…we know you like the free stuff ‘tied’, so no worries these drinks are conditional ;)

Semi-formal attire
Drinks and appetizers included
$10 econ/hist/ids/poli students
$15 other students

Tuesday Feb 18- Leacock Lobby or LEA 31 (11am-5pm)
Wednesday Feb 19- LEA 31 (11am-5pm)
Tuesday Feb 25- LEA 31 (11am-5pm)
Wednesday Feb 26- LEA 31 (11am-5pm)

RSVP to Fourplay on Facebook!

Charity, Philanthropy and Political Indecency at Gerts!

Gerts PSSA

Politicians aren’t so good at spending your money [see: Rob Ford], but we refuse to make the same mistake! PSSA has planned a wild night at Gerts with an assortment of raffle prizes worth over $500 [HABS tickets, pearl earrings, Igloofest tickets]. All proceeds from this event will be donated to a local Montreal charity: The Old Brewery Mission. Come out on Thursday, enjoy $2 mixed drinks with the PSSA, and support a good cause!

Why should you come?

1) Support a local charity
2) $2 Mixed Drinks – with a ‘special’ drink menu
3) We are raffling off some [very] valuable items
a. Pearl Earrings – $150 value (just in time for Valentines Day)
b. (2) Montreal Canadiens Tickets (playoff, if they make it)
c. (2) Igloofest Tickets – February 8 (the last night)
d. Gerts Giftcard (yes, that’s a thing)
e. 26er of Absolut Vodka
f. Grocery Store Giftcard
g. & more pending

4) Live DJ & Professional Photographers
5) Life-size cardboard cutouts of your favourite scandalous politicans (oxymoron?)

Info regarding raffle:

You must be at Gerts in order to claim your prize. Raffle tickets can be bought until 11:15pm, and the raffle winner will be announced promptly at 11:30pm. Raffle tickets are $2 each, $5 for 3, or $10 for 10.

You should probably like us on Facebook for more info on our raffle, and future events!


Please direct them to our VP Internal & Events or our VP Communications:

Richad Hirani –
Ida Mahmoudi –

De-Stress Holiday Hours


 Cookies, coffee, and candy canes, OH MY!

In virtue of our unbound love for all of you great people, the PPSA will be hosting a special de-stress holiday office hours in Leacock 523.

We’ll be giving away complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes to carry you through this frigid weather.

Whether its to mediate the exam stress, rejuvenate your paper blues, celebrate the holiday festivities, or discuss the latest antics of Rob Ford, please stop by to say hello.

We are here for you!

WHEN? Monday December 1st from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM

WHERE? Leacock 523

Check out De-Stress Holiday Hours on Facebook!



Hide Your Hijab, Hide Your Turban, Hide Your Kippa: A McGill Debate & Discussion – Nov 14

On November 14th, the Quebec Charter of Values comes to McGill.

Motion: This house believes that it is a legitimate role of the state to enforce secularism in the public sphere.

Watch professors and students DEBATE and DISCUSS the controversial bill that has everyone talking about the place of religious symbols in public space. Panel discussion and Q&A period will follow.

The McGill Interfaith Student Council (MISC) in collaboration with the McGill Debating Union, the Political Bouillon and the Political Science Students’ Association (PSSA) bring you an exciting event not soon to be forgotten.

The opening speech will be given by Sikh chaplain and former Director of Chaplaincy Services, Manjit Singh.

As our Professor debaters, we are pleased to have:

  • Prof. Mark Brawley, Department of Political Science
  • Prof. Robert Leckey, Faculty of Law

For the panel discussion following the debate, we are grateful to host:

  • Prof. Ian Henderson, Faculty of Religious Studies
  • Prof. Catherine Lu, Department of Political Science
  • Pearl Eliadis, Human Rights Lawyer and Lecturer, Faculty of Law

WHEN? Thursday, November 14th @ 6pm
WHERE? Leacock 26

Refreshments will be provided.

Wine & Cheese – Professor Talk: How Did You Get Here? – Nov 12

Come and join the PSSA for our fall 2013 Wine & Cheese!

Professors will be attending to provide valuable insight into their academic experiences from their undergraduate degrees, through their PhD, up until where they are now.

Refreshments will be served! Wine, cheese & crackers; all courtesy of the PSSA.


Professor Mark Brawley
International Political Economy
Comparative Politics (with an emphasis on North America and Western Europe)
Ph.D. Dissertation: Challenging Hegemony

Professor Hudson Meadwell
PhD, Duke University
Comparative Politics
European Politics
Nations and Nationalism
Political Economy
Rational Choice Theory

Professor Filippo Sabetti
PhD, Indiana University
Comparative and Canadian Politics
Co-Evolution of States and Markets
Constitutional Artisanship and Organizational Innovation
Civic Theory and Civic Practice
Federalism and Subsidiarity
History as Natural Experiment

Professor Anthony Kevins
MSc LSE, BA York University
ABD (Ph.D. expected Summer 2013)
Dissertation: Filling the Gaps: The Extension of Income Support and Healthcare in France, Italy, and Beyond
Comparative Politics

So come and join us in Arts 160 for an evening of academic insight and social mingling! Sure to be a great time!

The Road To Grad School – Nov 11

After College… What’s Next?


On Monday, November 11th in Leacock 219  (7-8p.m.), the PSSA is pleased to have Mr. Shawn O’Connor – JD/MBA Harvard, Graduate of Georgetown Wal
sh School of Foreign Service, Writer for Forbes, and Founder of Stratus Prep New York – come and speak to students at McGill.

O’Connor is willing to offer his valuable insight on how you can get in to a world-class institution for your graduate studies and how you can land the job of your dreams. After a short presentation, and a Q&A period, Mr. O’Connor will be available for individual consultation. We hope this will give you all an opportunity to network over some complimentary refreshments. We know that Grad School and Law School are serious business, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

This event will be free of charge and open to all McGill students, seating may be limited.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please direct them to the Vice-President Events, Richad Hirani, at

More info on our speaker:

His column on Forbes:

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Undergraduate and Graduate Research Event

The PSSA is proud to present its first Undergraduate and Graduate Research Event on April 10th from 4-7 pm at everyone’s favourite Thomson House. Take a break and drop by for a multi-media showcase of research activities undertaken by your peers.

We will also be launching the McGill Journal of Political Studies and will have copies available there.
Graduate student presenters and topics:

  • Anthony Imbrogno: Spheres of federalism: the evolution of the classical federations
  • Marc Trussler: Consumer Choice and Political News
  • Jean-François Bélanger: Cooperation, Nuclear Proliferation, and Strategic Stability: The Role of Ballistic Missile Defense
  • Susan Dodsworth: Political impact of budget support and donor policies

Undergraduate student presenters and topics:

  • Yolanda Clatworthy: Forgotten People in a Remembered Land: A Diachronic Case Study of the Vulnerability of Rwandan Batwa
  • Gregory Frame: The Taiwan-China Dyad: Modern Diplomacy and the End of Intractable Conflicts?
  • Alexander Langer: Civil-Military Relations and Their Effect on Regime Persistence or Collapse During the Arab Spring
  • Christopher Liu:Chinese Arms Exports and Human Rights

Complimentary beverages will be provided!