Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award Past Recipients

Charles F. Doran, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Charles Doran is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, Director of the Global Theory and History Program, Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University

Charles F. Doran serves as co-director of the SAIS Global Politics and Religion Initiative. He is a former professor and director of international management program at Rice University. Doran also directed major research projects on North American trade, Canadian-U.S. relations, Persian Gulf security and U.S.-German-Japanese relations. He is a regular adviser to business and government and has provided congressional briefings and testimony on trade, security, and energy policy. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Donner Medal, the Governor General’s Award for Scholarship on Canada and the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award (Foreign Policy). Doran received his Ph.D. in political science from The Johns Hopkins University.


2013 Award Winner

R. Kenneth Carty, University of British Columbia

Ken Carty (Ph.D. Queen’s) is a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia.  He is a specialist on the structure, organization and behavior of political parties and competitive party systems. His widely published research has dealt with issues of political recruitment, leadership and the electoral activities of parties in Canada, Europe and Australia. Carty is a former (1996-2001, 06-07) Head of the Department and a Past President (2002) of the Canadian Political Science Association.  A long-time chair of the Publications Board of UBC Press, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of Party Politics, and the editorial team of the Oxford University Press Comparative Politics book series sponsored by the European Consortium for Political Research.

Carty has served as a consultant to both national and provincial royal commissions on issues of electoral organization and was a member of the Federal Electoral Boundary Commission for British Columbia for the last national redistribution. During 2003-04 was the Director of Research for the British Columbia Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform. He is the past Chair (2001-06) of the Board of Governors of the Vancouver School of Theology, one of Canada’s major graduate centers of theological education and research. During 2005 Carty was a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and in 2005-08 he held the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies.

2012 Award-Winner

Peter H. Russell, University of Toronto

Peter H. Russell was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto since 1956, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, a University Professor at Toronto (the University’s highest internal academic honour), a former President of the Canadian Political Science Association and the recipient of four honorary degrees.  Dr. Russell has been at the forefront of profound changes in two subfields of political science in Canada. In judicial politics, Russell was one of the first Canadian social scientists to understand that courts did not act in a vacuum as doctrinal “black letter” interpretivists might assume, and that one needed a more nuanced understanding of the “inputs” and “outputs” of law. His pioneering monograph, The Judiciary in Canada (1987), together with numerous articles on judicial behavior, established an important baseline in interdisciplinary scholarship on legal issues whose fundamental importance has only grown with the advent of the Charter.  In constitutional politics and reform, Russell’s Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians Become a Sovereign People? explained the perils of what he calls “mega-constitutional politics” and why they don’t work well when their force is prospective and aspirational rather than retrospective in nature. Russell in addition has written the APSA award-winning book Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism and is an expert on indigenous rights. In sum, Peter H. Russell is one of the great treasures of Canadian academia and a giant in Canadian political and legal analysis. Extraordinary scholar, dedicated teacher, respected public intellectual, engaged citizen, theater impresario – Peter Russell has profoundly shaped Canadian scholarship and Canadian public life.