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Tyler Chamberlain

Tyler Chamberlain, PhD

Sessional Instructor

Political Science

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Dr. Chamberlain teaches courses in political theory, international relations, and Canadian politics.  He has written and presented research on various themes in the history of western political thought, including Canadian political and constitutional thought.  In addition to teaching at UFV, he teaches courses at Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Trinity Western University.


UFV Courses Taught 

POSC 100 - Introduction to Politics

POSC 260 – International Relations and Global Politics 

POSC 360 – The United Nations and International Organizations 

POSC 368 – Global Issues and Canadian Foreign Policy

POSC 460 – Seminar in International Relations

POSC 480K – Technology, Rights & Politics in Film



Ph.D Carleton University (2018)

M.A. Carleton University (2012)

B.A. (with distinction) Trinity Western University (2009)

Research Interests

Faith, reason and science in the history of political philosophy

International relations theory, esp. Classical Realism and Critical Theory

Canadian political thought


“Cartesian Means to Hobbesian Ends: Competing Early Modern Solutions to the Problem of Social Discord.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Conference; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC: June 2019.

“Aristotle and Hobbes on the Importance of Individuals Versus Institutions.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference; University of Regina, Regina, SK: May 2018.


“Conservatism: Slow change please!” in Valérie Vézina (ed.) in Introduction to Political Ideologies and Worldviews. KPU Pressbooks. 2021.

“The High Tory Conservatism of Eugene Forsey and John Farthing.” Chapter for an edited book. (UNDER REVIEW)

The Right to Refuse Cabinet Advice as a Democratic Reform.” Canadian Political Science Review.

“Forms, Misology and The Meaning of Inquiry in Phaedo’s Arguments for Immortality.” (UNDER REVIEW)

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