January 22, 2015: Public lecture by Adel Iskandar - 'From Immolation to Preservation: The Self & Identity Politics Since the Arab Uprisings'.

February 2, 2015: Public lecture by Bassam Haddad - 'Understanding the Syrian Tragedy Four Years On'.  Details TBA.

Archived News and Events


The School for International Studies provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'√©tudes du d√©veloppement


The Honourable Louise Arbour presented a public lecture 'From Syria to Crimea, is global governance at a loss?' on September 25, 2014. Watch the video here.

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.

December 18, 2014: Check out Alec Dawson's video for his IS/HIST 209W Latin America course! Spaces still available in the course for Spring 2015.

December 17, 2014: The problem with the data revolution in four Venn diagrams in The Guardian by Morten Jerven.

December 15-16, 2014: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will lead an intensive seminar on process tracing for students of the four PhD-granting institutions in Berlin (Free University, Hertie School, Humboldt University, Social Science Centre Berlin).

December 15, 2014: Read Onur Bakiner's co-authored article on the 2014 presidential elections in Turkey here.

December 8, 2014: Congratulations to Martha Snodgrass and John Harriss on another three-year SSHRC award in support of their work with the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

December 8, 2014: Tamir Moustafa is featured on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.

December 4, 2014: View photos from the Fundraiser in Support of the Ebola Crisis on December 1 here.

December 1, 2014: The CGPA required to declare a major in International Studies for Fall 2014 is 2.75.

November 17-18, 2014: Morten Jerven will delivering the keynote lecture at the 'Measurement and Data in the Governance of Illicit Activities' conference at New York University

November 14-15, 2014: Dr. Chris Gibson is co-organizing the 'Catching Up To the Future? Advances and Challenges in the Politics, Society, and Social Policies of Contemporary Brazil' conference at Brown University.

November 13, 2014: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel's new book - Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool - is now out from Cambridge University Press!

November 7, 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Liz Cooper on the publication of a book which she co-edited with David Pratten of the University of Oxford: Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa, published by Palgrave Macmillan. In addition to their co-authored introduction chapter, the book contains a chapter by Dr. Cooper, entitled: 'Charity and Chance: The Manufacture of Uncertainty and Mistrust through Child Sponsorship in Kenya'. 

October 29, 2014: 'The Wild West of Governments in Cyberspace' in Embassy by Paul Meyer.

October 27, 2014: Congratulations to Simons Chair Jeff Checkel, who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany! The prize is granted to academics whose 'fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.' It provides funds for Checkel to spend up to a year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues in Germany, in this case, at the Free University Berlin.