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Keith Banting

2013-2014 Keith BantingQueen’s Research Chair in Public Policy, Queen’s Univ. Kingston

Period: 1 March – 30 April 2015



Research project

Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies 


Biographical note

Keith Banting is the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy and a professor in the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies. His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other contemporary democracies. He has had a long-standing interest in the politics of social policy, and has more recently extended his research agenda to include ethnic diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. He is the author and editor of twenty books, and the author or co-author of a long list of articles and book chapters. His publications have been translated in seven languages. Professor Banting earned his BA (Hon) from Queen’s University and his doctorate from Oxford University. He taught for thirteen years at the University of British Columbia, before returning to Queen’s. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, Oxford University, the European University Institute, University of Melbourne, and Stockholm University.
In 2004, Professor Banting was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University, and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.