June 16, 2017: Terry Glavin in conversation with Stuart Parker - Is Rojava the 21st Century’s Catalonia? Is A New Left Internationalism Possible?

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Archived News and Events

The latest issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies is now available online.

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


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.

May 25, 2017: Greg Feldman will deliver a lecture at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. The lecture, “Will the real migrants please stand up? Action, and how technocracy leaves its citizens passive,” will be based on his recent book We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood.  The lecture will be delivered in conjunction with the documentary musical theatre performance “Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate” directed by Thomas Bellinck.

May 15, 2017: Congratulations to King Albaña for his essay "A Strife with a Silver Lining: Diplomacy and its Role in the Resolution of the Canada-EU Turbot War" written for Paul Meyer's IS 409 Diplomacy Demystified class (Spring 2017), which is the winner of the 2016/2017 Best Undergraduate International Studies Essay Award!

May 12, 2017: Read Elizabeth Cooper's article "The Importance of Being Serious: Subjectivity and Adulthood in Kenya" here.

May 11, 2017: Read Paul Meyer and Nick Ritche's article "NPT and the Prohibition Negotiation: Scope for Bridge-building" available here.

April 24-28, 2017: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be visiting the Peace Research Institute Oslo, giving a PhD Seminar ('Qualitative Methods & the Study of Civil War') and a talk on 'Data Access, Transparency and Open Science: Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?' (Click here for a podcast of the talk.)

April 24, 2017: Congratulations to Shayna Plaut (2015-2016 Simons Research Fellow) on the upcoming publication of her work in Racialized Bordering Discourses on European Roma!

April 20, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's recent article "Read The Fine Print: Comparing disarmament texts, before and after Trump."

April 18, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's article "The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Fin de régime?" in the April issue of Arms Control Today.

April 15, 2017: Read Alexander Dawson's recent article "Racist Thinking Still Shapes How We Understand Peyote Drinking."

April 4, 2017: Congratulations to SIS student Samaah Jaffer for her award of the Dr. Rippin Prize for 2017!

April 4, 2017: An Arabic translation (with new preface) of The Struggle for Constitutional Power (first published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press) by Dr. Tamir Moustafa released from Tadween Publishing.