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Positioning Canada for 2030 in a World of Dynamic Change

Analyzing Canada's role in global policy innovation. How to navigate the new normal of ambiguity as a convener, connector and catalyst. 

This event is free but registration is required. RSVP by January 25th and save your seats now!

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Canadian Journal of Development Studies

Read and share the December 2018 issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies! Note the lead article, reviewing research on horizontal inequalities and conflict.

The School provides the editorial office of CJDS.

Simons Working Papers in Security and Development (SWP)

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December 12, 2018: In a break with the past, the US rejected all four resolutions on space security adopted this fall at the UN General Assembly's First Committee. Paul Meyer's commentary on this situation has just been published, available here

December 4, 2018: Join IS associate professor Nicole Jackson for a panel discussion on Securing Canadian Elections with the Canadian International Council. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

November 15th: This fall’s session of the United Nations General Assembly’s First Committee witnessed a discouraging rupture in the previous broad consensus as to how the UN should proceed to develop norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. Read Paul Meyer's commentary on the events, available here

November 6-7, 2018: Jeff Checkel is in Washington, DC, attending the final meeting of a year-long project - jointly sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and Office of the Director of National Intelligence - that developed analytic frameworks to help intelligence analysts apply insights from the social and behavioral sciences to policy. Checkel participated in the expert panel on norms and international law.