October 3, 2016: Public lecture by Roland Paris - 'Reflections of a Prime Minister's Foreign Policy Advisor'.

October 19, 2016: A homage of sorts to Simone Weil’s essay “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force,” penned in 1940, in the months following the German occupation of France by Gareth Williams (University of Michigan).

October 20, 2016: Public lecture by Adeeb Khalid - Nation Making in the Early Soviet Union: Uzbekistan Reconsidered.

November 14, 2016: Researching Africa Day.  Details TBA.

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Archived News and Events


The School for International Studies provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement


Pending approval from Senate, the practicum/semester abroad component of the IS Major, Honours and Joint Major programs will be removed in Fall 2017.  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.

Download and listen to Simons Visiting Chair Gareth Evans' public lecture on September 15, 2016, titled 'Values and interests in foreign policy making: the case for good international citizenship'.

October 12, 2016: 'Colombia's Transformation: Good News in a Convoluted World -- Business Opportunities in a Growing Middle Income Economy', 4:30-6:00pm, WCC 470 Hamber Foundation Boardroom, 580 W Hastings Street, Vancouver.  Click here to register.

September 26, 2016: Join Dr. Shayna Plaut for a screening of Strangers at Home, 6pm at HC7000.

September 21-24, 2016: Jeff Checkel will be in Bogotá, Colombia, where he will address the graduating class at the Universidad del Rosario on the 'Social Dynamics of Civil War'; deliver a keynote speech at the Colombian Political Science Association Annual Meeting on 'Too Much of a Good Thing? The Debate Over Methods and Transparency in US Political Science'; and hold a seminar on IR/constructivist theory.

September 12, 2016: The School welcomes Visiting Professor Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

September 11, 2016: A very warm congratulations to IS Director, John Harriss, who placed third in the males 70-79 category in the 2016 Coho Run!  John completed the run in 1:28:31.

September 8, 2016: Liz Cooper will be presenting her paper titled 'Orphaned Marriage: Vulnerability and Moral Action among Young Wives in Western Kenya' at an international conference on Adolescence, Youth and Gender at Oxford University.

September 7, 2016: Liz Cooper will be presenting her paper titled 'The Importance of Being Serious: The Abrupt and Enduring Trials of Becoming Adult in Western Kenya' at the African Studies Association UK biennial conference at Cambridge University.

September 5-8, 2016: At the 10th United Nations Workshop on Space Law "Contribution of Space Law and Policy to Space Governance and Space Security in the 21st Century" in Vienna, Austria, Paul Meyer will deliver a keynote speech 'Putting Cooperation Back into Space Security'.

September 1, 2016: A very warm welcome to our new Senior Lecturer, Brenda Lyshaug and to Valerie Freeland, Simons Research Fellow for the 2016/17 academic year.

September 1, 2016: Congratulations to Tamir Moustafa on his promotion to the rank of Professor!