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October 22, 2018: Africa-focused Research and Engagement Day. Free to attend, RSVP required. Click the event link for more details.

November 1, 2018: A Life and India: Observations through the Decades with John Harriss. 

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Read and share the September 2018 issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies! Note the special section, "Sex Selection among Canadian Punjabis”.

The School provides the editorial office of CJDS.


October 15, 2018: A very warm congratulations to Haadia Khalid and Joey Mitchell, this year's recipients of the Ted and Emily McWhinney Scholarship in International Studies!

October 11, 2018: Paul Meyer, Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security, is part of a small research team which has been awarded one of four grants for the study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Society sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Paul will team up with researchers from the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Carnegie Mellon University to address the regulation of defence and security AI technologies. Further details of the project are available here. Congratulations, Paul!

October 3, 2018: Current MA student Alex Garcia Fuentes was featured in SFU News for his International Observer role in the recent Mexican election.

October 3, 2018: Gerardo Otero is quoted in "B.C. dairy farmers 'thrown under the bus' for new NAFTA" in The Vancouver Sun.

September 25, 2018: Read Paul Meyer's recently published article "Talks to ban nuclear materials need a fresh start" in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

September 18, 2018: Check out Irene Pang's recently published article “The Legal Construction of Precarity: Lessons from the Construction Sectors in Beijing and Delhi” in Critical Sociology.

September 9, 2018: John Harriss participated in the Coho Run, a 14km run from Kitsilano Beach to Ambleside Beach (as he has done for the past 11 years). Finishing with a time of 1 hour 27 minutes, he placed third in the men's 70-79 age group. Congratulations, John!

September 3, 2018: Gerardo Otero is quoted in "B.C. wouldn’t be immune to NAFTA collapse impacts, experts say" in The Star (Vancouver edition).

August 2018: Read Nicole Jackson’s new working paper “Outer Space in Russia’s Security Strategy”, Simons Papers in Security and Development, no 64, August 2018. This work will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming Handbook of Russian Security edited by Roger Kanet (Routledge).

August 29 - September 2, 2018: Jeff Checkel will be attending the American Political Science Association Convention (Boston), where he will be co-teaching a short course on 'Process Tracing' and chairing a panel on 'Combatant Socialization and the Conduct of Armed Groups in War.'

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.