March 2, 2017: The Return of Right-Wing Populism and the Framing of the Migrant and Refugee

March 2, 2017: ​In “The Pit”: Lima’s Anti-Architecture of Modernity by Daniella Gandolfo

March 15, 2017: China, Japan and the United States: Competition to Shape the Trade and Investment Order in the Asia Pacific by Saori N. Katada

March 16, 2017: "India: Future Tense", a free public book discussion with Peter Richards - register here

March 18, 2017: Growing Worker Power: Creative Forms of Organizing Across the Food System

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.

Archived News and Events

Now! Special virtual issue on the State of Development Studies: free access through Feb. 2017.

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.

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

February 23, 2017: Read Dr. Parasuraman's Munro Lecture published here.

February 2, 2017: The School is pleased to announce the publication of the first two 2017 Simons Working Papers in Security and Development. Jeff Checkel’s paper (#55) is about methods in constructivist research on international security, and Ryan Graves’ paper (#56) is about identity and the discourse of urban-rural cleavages during the Bosnian civil war.

January 26, 2017: Listen to SFU School for International Studies' Dr. Gerardo Otero discussing the on-going US-Mexico feud here.

January 19, 2017: A warm congratulations to IS honours student, Nicolas Tellez-España, recipient of the Dr. Alfredo E. Hurtado Memorial Award in 2017!

January 11, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's article "Cold War redux in cyberspace" in the Hill Times.

January 10, 2017: Read Shayna Plaut's article "Follow the money: international donors, external homelands and their effect on Romani media and advocacy."

January 10, 2017: Read Shayna Plaut's article "Media mirrors? Framing Hungarian Romani migration to Canada in Hungarian and Canadian press."

January 3, 2017: Read Paul Meyer's commentary on Trump's Nuclear Weapon Policy, published by "Open Canada."