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September 27, 2018: The Burden of Housing Refugees A Perspective from Rohingya Hosting Chittagong. RSVP here.

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Archived News and Events

Read and share the June 2018 issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies! Note the special section "Beyond Binaries", on middle-income countries (MICs) as development actors. The School provides the editorial office of CJDS.


August 20-24, 2018: Jeff Checkel will be teaching a PhD seminar 'Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics' at the Research School on Peace & Conflict, Peace Research Institute Oslo.

July 26, 2018: Martha Snodgrass and Gerardo Otero have been awarded a University Publications Grant in support of editorial operations of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies for the 2018/19 year - congratulations, both!

June 20, 2018: Read Christopher Gibson's latest article in Sociology of Development (Vol. 4 No. 2, Summer 2018; pp. 169-190) titled 'Programmatic Configurations for the Twenty-First-Century Developmental State in Urban Brazil' here.

June 19, 2018: A very warm congratulations to Dr. Liz Cooper who just received a SSHRC Insight Development grant for her research project 'After the smoke clears: The enduring significance of arson-as-protest for young Kenyans and their politics'!

June 14, 2018: Read Paul Meyer's latest article 'Why Canada needs a cyber security foreign policy' in The Hill Times.

June 7, 2018: We're pleased to announce that this year's Best International Studies Undergraduate Essay Award recipient is Erika Loggin for her essay titled ""Global Governance in the Mediterranean Sea: the Humanitarian Costs of State Inaction”. Honourable Mention goes to Cecile Favron for her essay titled "The Moroccan State Under King Mohammed VI: Negotiating Feminist and Islamic Discourses of Gender”. Congratulations, Erika and Cecile!

June 6, 2018: Ambassador (Ret.) Paul Meyer (Adjunct Professor in International Studies at SFU) participated in the 'Space Security: The Next Chapter' conference hosted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva on May 7-8, 2018.  The text of his presentation “Do TCBMs have a future?” as well as recordings of his opening remarks as chair of panel six and his concluding remarks for the conference are available here.

June 7-9, 2018: Jeff Checkel will be participating in the international closing conference of the Research College 'The Transformative Power of Europe,' at the Free University Berlin.

May 31, 2018: Public Round Table in the Pellan Room at the Library and Archives Canada: "Nuclear Histories: Official Secrets, Closed Files, Open Archives" with an opening presentation by Paul Meyer entitled: "Back to the Future: nuclear Archives and the Working Diplomat."

May 22, 2018: Jeff Checkel's chapter "Methods in Constructivist Approaches" has just been published in the Oxford Handbook of International Security.

May 9, 2018: Read Paul Meyer's article "Sleepwalking towards the 2020 review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty" here.

May 7-11, 2018: Jeff Checkel will be teaching a PhD seminar 'Dynamics of Armed Conflict' at the Research School on Peace & Conflict, Peace Research Institute Oslo.

April 19, 2018: Nicole Jackson's presentation "Canadian and NATO Responses to Russia, Post 2014" hosted by the Canadian International Council and the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies - Vancouver.