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Special free access offer!

SIS provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement.

The December 2016 and the March 2017 issues of the journal are now free access for everyone until the end of August, 2017. Read, share and download for free using the URL: www.tandfonline.com/r/cjdsc


Pending approval from Senate, the practicum/semester abroad component of the IS Major, Honours and Joint Major programs will be removed in Spring 2018.  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.

June 22-24, 2017: Jeff Checkel will be participating in the international closing conference of the Collaborative Research Centre 'Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood,' at the Free University Berlin.

June 21 and 22, 2017: Dr. Nicole Jackson has been invited to the Hague for a workshop on "Answering Russia's Strategic Narratives" organized by the Hague Center for Strategic Studies. The workshop is exploring governmental responses and societal bottom-up initiatives. She will then be in Brussels conducting interviews for her SSHRC project on "Canada and NATO's Responses to Russia."

June 16, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Gerardo Otero and Dr. Jeffrey Checkel for each being awarded a VPR SSHRC Bridging Grant (2017) for their respective research.

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.