George MacLean



Political Science

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Dr. George A. MacLean is Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick.  He is also an adjunct faculty member in Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University.

Dr. MacLean served as Vice-President Academic at the University of New Brunswick from 2016 to 2021, and Dean of Arts at UNB from 2014 to 2016.  Prior to UNB, at the University of Manitoba he was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 2011 to 2014, and Department Head of Political Studies from 2005 to 2011.

His PhD is from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where his doctoral work focused on political economy and nuclear disarmament. A specialist in international politics, Dr. MacLean’s writing and research areas include Canadian foreign policy, human security, non-proliferation initiatives, and multilateralism. He completed his MA at McMaster University, and his BA(H) is from Dalhousie University/King’s College.

He is the author or co-author of several books including Politics: An Introduction (2020, 3e; 2014, 2e; and 2010, 1e); Ideas, Interests and Issues (2008, 2e and 2006, 1e); Clinton’s Foreign Policy in Russia (2006, reprinted in 2017); Canada and the United States: A Relationship at a Crossroads? (2005); Introduction to Politics: Power, Participation and the Distribution of Wealth (2001); and Between Actor and Presence: The Future for the Transatlantic Relationship (2001).

Dr. MacLean’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Human Security, International Journal of Canadian Studies, Foreign Policy Review, Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Policy Options, Journal of Conflict Studies, Canadian Foreign Policy and Journal of World Affairs and New Technology.

Recipient of multiple awards for teaching and research and listed by Maclean’s magazine as one of the top professors in Manitoba, Dr. MacLean has presented lectures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and Asia. He has been contracted with the Canadian government on matters of foreign and security policy and has appeared before the Canadian Senate and House of Commons hearings.