September 8, 2015: Public lecture by Shengtian Zheng on Diego Rivera as part of Mexico Fest 2015.

September 15, 2015 Public lecture by Miguel Bronfman.  Details TBA.

September 24, 2015: Public lecture by Simons Visiting Chair Hugh Roberts titled 'Promoting insecurity: Western policy and the degradation of the state-society relationship in the Middle East and North Africa' followed by reception for SFU alumni. Details TBA.

November 10, 2015: Celebration of Latin American Studies at SFU.  Details TBA.  Hold the date!

Archived News and Events


The School for International Studies provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement


September 3, 2015: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be chairing one panel ('Socialization and Violence'), participating in another ('Ideational Turns in the Four Sub-Disciplines'), and co-teaching a half-day course on process tracing at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, in San Francisco, CA.

September 1, 2015: The School welcomes Limited Term Assistant Professor Leslie Arjimo and Simons Research Fellow Shayna Plaut!

August 31, 2015: 'Star-crossed: An international code of conduct for outer space?' by adjunct prof Paul Meyer.

August 17, 2015: Greg Feldman speaks on the root causes of the African migration crisis not addressed in the corporate media, on the web-based newscast channel Telesur on a program called Imaginary Lines.

August 17, 2015: 'The neoliberal diet and inequality in the United States' in Social Science and Medicine, vol. 142, October 2015 (pp. 47-55) by Gerardo Otero, Gabriela Pechlaner, Giselle Liberman (LASMA graduate) & Efe Gürcan is now available online.

August 13, 2015: Kyae Lim Kwon (BA 2013) just published her first peer-reviewed article with Robert Hanlon: 'A comparative review for understanding elite interest and climate change policy in China'.

August 4, 2015: 'Seizing the Diplomatic Initiative to Control Cyber Conflict' in The Washington Quarterly, Volume 38, Issue 2, May 2015 by adjunct professor Paul Meyer is now available online.

July 24, 2015: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel and Martha Snodgrass summit the Taeschhorn (4500 metres / 15,000 feet), one of the highest and more challenging peaks in the southern Swiss alps!

July 13, 2015: A nuclear agreement in need of Canadian leadership by adjunct professor Paul Meyer.