November 10, 2016: Reinventing Social Democratic Development: Insights from Indian and Scandinavian Comparisons book launch with editors/authors, John Harriss and Olle Tornquist, 500-630PM, Room 2050, SFU Harbour Centre.

November 15, 2016: Visiting Professor Parasuraman - Munro Lecture: 'Can India Be a Hope for the World?'

November 21, 2016: Researching Africa Day

December 8, 2016: 'Ayawaska through the Eyes of a Musician: The Story of a Prodical Healer in the Peruvian Amazon?'

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Archived News and Events


The School for International Studies provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'√©tudes du d√©veloppement


Applications for the MA in International Studies program for the Fall 2017 intake accepted now until January 8, 2017. View the program brochure here.

Pending approval from Senate, the practicum/semester abroad component of the IS Major, Honours and Joint Major programs will be removed in Fall 2017.  In the interim, the School for International Studies waives this requirement.

Pending approval from Senate, the MA in International Studies program will incorporate studies of international development and conflict effective Fall 2017.  Separate streams of study will no longer be available.  Regional concentrations remain an option.

Download and listen to Simons Visiting Chair Gareth Evans' public lecture on September 15, 2016, titled 'Values and interests in foreign policy making: the case for good international citizenship'.

November 2-4, 2016: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be in Pretoria, South Africa, presenting a paper on 'Regional Identities and Communities,' at a conference on 'Comparative Regionalism: State of the Art & Future Directions.'

October 19, 2016: Dr. Elizabeth Cooper will be presenting 'Student-set Fires as Political Action in Kenya', 3:30-5:00pm, Liu Insitute for Global Issues, UBC.