May 7, 2017: Screening of Drokpa, DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

June 16, 2017: Talk with Terry Glavin - details to be announced

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Archived News and Events

The latest issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies is now available online.

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.

April 24-28, 2017: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be visiting the Peace Research Institute Oslo, giving a PhD Seminar ('Qualitative Methods & the Study of Civil War') and a talk on 'Data Access, Transparency and Open Science: Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?'

April 24, 2017: Congratulations to Shayna Plaut (2015-2016 Simons Research Fellow) on the upcoming publication of her work in Racialized Bordering Discourses on European Roma!

April 20, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's recent article "Read The Fine Print: Comparing disarmament texts, before and after Trump."

April 18, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's article "The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Fin de régime?" in the April issue of Arms Control Today.

April 15, 2017: Read Alexander Dawson's recent article "Racist Thinking Still Shapes How We Understand Peyote Drinking."

April 4, 2017: Congratulations to SIS student Samaah Jaffer for her award of the Dr. Rippin Prize for 2017!

April 4, 2017: An Arabic translation (with new preface) of The Struggle for Constitutional Power (first published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press) by Dr. Tamir Moustafa released from Tadween Publishing.

April 3, 2017: Watch the Global Reporting in the Age of Trump talk here.

March 31, 2017: Deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 Simons Research Fellowship.

March 30, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Jackson for her award of a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant for her project: "Russia and New Patterns of Conflict: Ramifications for NATO Policy and Action and Implications for Canada"!

March 30, 2017: Congratulations to Jazlyn Melnychuk for her participation in the SFU Model NATO Club!

March 27, 2017: Interview with adjunct professor Paul Meyer regarding the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty and current challenges for outer space security in Project Ploughshare's Monitor.

March 24, 2017: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be giving a talk on 'Civil War, Global Governance, and Post-Conflict (Dis-)Order' at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo.

March 23, 2017: Watch Saleem Haddad's talk "Reclaiming Queer Arab Stories."

March 23, 2017: Congratulations to LAS student Edith Mata for being one of the winners of the 2017 Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Award for Labour Studies!

March 21, 2017: Listen to the Growing Worker Power: Innovative Organizing Across the Food System panel discussions here.

March 18: Paul Meyer in the Globe and Mail: "The Cassandras are warning of nuclear doom – so why doesn’t Canada seem to care?"

March 16-17, 2017: Dr. Gregory Feldman will be presenting at  the "Provocations of Contemporary Refugee Migration" conference at the University of Florida.

March 14, 2017: Watch Dr. John Harriss' interview on ABC24's The World here.

March 10, 2017: Paul Meyers' article "Dark forces awaken: the prospects for cooperative space security" can be read here.

March 8, 2017: IS undergraduate student, Sarah Duggan is featured by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

March 7, 2017: IS alumna, Ellie McNamee addressed the House of Commons Committee on the Status of Women on March 7, 2017. She's on at around 16.10, and then you can watch her shut down a sexist question from former conservative cabinet minister Peter Kent at 16.18.