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.

August 29 - September 8, 2017: Jeff Checkel is in Oslo, Norway, where he is giving a PhD Seminar ('Governance, Identity and War') at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and presenting a paper on 'Socialization and Violence' at the ECPR General Conference.

August 17, 2017: Watch Dr. Gerardo Otero's interview on Bloomberg discussing the recently started NAFTA negotiations.

August 17, 2017: Listen to Dr. Gerardo Otero's interview with Business in Vancouver discussing the recently started NAFTA negotiations (Dr. Otero's segment begins at 18:30).

July 21, 2017: 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 2017/18 - congratulations, both!

July 19, 2017: Watch this video addressing the travel ban recently enacted in the U.S., produced in part by International Studies student Samaah Jaffer.

July 8, 2017: Jeff Checkel has been named an Associate Editor for a new series - 'Elements' - at Cambridge University Press.  Cambridge Elements are short-form digital publications organised into subject based series, consisting of 20-30,000 word pieces, offering the latest developments in the field, reviews of particular topics, and guides to new methods or approaches. Checkel will be overseeing work on international-relations theory.

July 5, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's commentary on what the adoption of the UN's first treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons might mean for Canada and the traditional nuclear order.

July 4, 2017: Two MAIS alumnae have just completed their DPhil in the Department of International Development at Oxford University this summer.  Congratulations to Dr. Pontalti and Dr. Jones! We are so proud of you!!!

Dr. Kirsten Pontalti (MAIS 2010)
Thesis title: Coming of age and changing institutional pathways across generations in Rwanda
Academic profile: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/people/kirsten-pontalti

Dr. Hayley Jones (BAIS 2008 & MAIS 2011)
Thesis title: Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Poverty? Young People’s Long-Term Trajectories in Brazil’s Bolsa Família Programme
Academic profile: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/people/hayley-jones