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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.


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.

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.