September 12, 2014: Roundtable on the "Ukraine Crisis".

September 23, 2014: Vivek Dehejia presents a free public lecture on India at the Crossroads: The Meaning of Modi’s Victory.

September 25, 2014: The Honourable Louise Arbour presents a free public lecture 'From Syria to Crimea, is global governance at a loss?

October 15, 2014: Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond book launch with author, Bia Labate, and Alec Dawson.

November 14, 2014: Benjamin Selwyn presents a free public lecture 'Beyond the Global Development Crisis: Possibilities of Labour-Centred Development'.

Archived News and Events


Effective immediately, IS Minor students will no longer be required to complete the language or semester abroad components.  IS Major, Honours and Joint Major students will no longer be required to complete the language component but must still complete the semester abroad component. Direct queries to

July 14, 2014: Congratulations to John Harriss, Martha Snodgrass and Thanh Lam for yet another Serial Publication, University Publication Fund Grant award in support of their work with the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

July 16, 2014: Adjunct Professor, Paul Meyer along with two other former Canadian ambassadors for disarmament authored an op-ed critiquing the recent report of the Senate Committee recommending Canada's participation in the US ballistic missile defense program. The piece appeared in today's issue of Embassy.

August 15, 2014: 'Surveillance: A Potential ‘Chilling Effect’ on Human Rights?' by Paul Meyer.

August 25, 2014: Today, we said goodbye to Onur Bakiner, an amazing teacher, a bright scholar and a wonderful colleague and friend. All the very best to Dr. Bakiner in his new position as Assistant Professor in Political Science at Seattle University. You will be missed by all.

August 27-31, 2014: At the American Political Science Association convention, Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be holding a panel and offering a short course, both connected to the publication of his new Cambridge volume, Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool.

August 28, 2014: A warm welcome to Postdoctoral Fellow, Jeffrey A. Sachs.  Sachs will be teaching IS 315 Introduction to Middle East Politics this fall.

August 29, 2014: The School is now on Twitter.  Follow us!

September 26-27, 2014: Morten Jerven will be a keynote speaker at Nordic Africa Days 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden.

January 18-20, 2015: Michael Howard will be at the 5th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium, "Connecting Centuries of Tradition" at Payap University and at the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre.