June 23, 2016: Public lecture - 'Canada and the Developing World in 2016: is Canada back?' by Aniket Bhushan

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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.

July 12, 2016: Gerardo Otero and Martha Snodgrass have been awarded a University Publications Grant in support of editorial operations of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies in 2016/17 - congratulations, both!

July 12, 2016: Greg Feldman's entry on Stanford Unversity Press's blog exposes the post-Enlightenment reasoning as to why global frustration with liberal democracy and global fear and loathing of migrants stem from the same assumption behind modern politics.

July 6, 2016: Paul Meyer is quoted in a Toronto Star article titled 'Global Affairs warns of ‘serious concerns’ over Canada’s space security'.

June 24, 2016: Greg Feldman will give a keynote address on at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland for the conference “Changing Realities of Migration and Mobility” hosted by the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research: The Migration-Mobility Nexus. His lecture is titled “The structure of ethical dilemmas among policymakers and security officials in contemporary European Migration Management.”

June 6, 2016: Congratulations to the multi-talented Claire Sieffert (BA Hons 2016), recipient of the Dean's Undergraduate Convocation Medal and commencement speaker at the IS/LAS convocation ceremony this Wednesday, June 8. We are so proud of Claire! Looking forward to hearing her speech!  Claire will attend the Hague Academy of International Law in July before beginning a 10-month internship with the Canadian Parliament. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in international development.  

May 30-June 3, 2016: Jeff Checkel will be teaching an intensive PhD seminar on the 'Dynamics of Civil War and International Conflict' at the Research School on Peace and Conflict, Oslo, Norway.

May 27, 2016: Congratulations to Raied Haj Yahya, recipient of the Best Undergraduate Essay in International Studies Award for the 2015/16 year.  Raied's paper is titled 'The Politics of Collective Minority Rights: Discourses of Citizenship and Indigeneity among Palestinian Civil Society in Israel'.

May 17, 2016: 'Obama goes to Hiroshima, but stiffs nuclear talks in Geneva' by Paul Meyer

April 25, 2016: The Human Security Report Project is featured on SFU's 50th anniversary celebration.