Download and listen to Simons Visiting Chair Hugh Roberts' talk on September 24, 2015, titled 'Promoting insecurity: Western policy and the degradation of the state-society relationship in the Middle East and North Africa'

November 10, 2015: Celebration of Latin American Studies at SFU.

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


October 6-8, 2015: Tamir Moustafa is presenting his research at a National Strategic Litigation Workshop co-organized by the Malaysian Bar Council and the American Bar Association. The workshop, held at the Malaysian Bar Council headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, will focus on the challenges and prospects of litigation involving freedom of religion.

October 2-3, 2015: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel presents his chapter on 'Regional Identities and Communities,' at a book launch workshop for the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, held at the National University of Singapore.

October 2, 2015: Shayna Plaut designed and will be facilitating the roundtable, "Teaching Human Rights Inside and Outside the Classroom: Education Without Borders" at the Social Practice for Human Rights hosted at the University of Dayton. This roundtable will serve as the first step towards creating a course "The Ethics and Methods of Human Rights Work." In addition, Shayna will be presenting her findings from a four-month research project hosted at Columbia University and supported by the Michael Smith Fellowship, "Mapping the current state of human rights education in journalism education".

September 24, 2015: Read Michael Howard's essay on weaving written for the dance performance 'Woven' in Toronto.

September 13, 2015: Congratulations to John Harriss who came in 3rd in the male 70-99 division in the 2015 Coho Run in Vancouver on September 13, 2015.  He covered 14km in 1:25:31.  What an inspiration!

September 8, 2015: Paul Meyer speaks on the Syrian crisis on CBC's The Early Edition.

September 3, 2015: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be chairing one panel ('Socialization and Violence'), participating in another ('Ideational Turns in the Four Sub-Disciplines'), and co-teaching a half-day course on process tracing at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, in San Francisco, CA.

September 2, 2015: Greg Feldman presented a paper 'Mirror, Mirror. The similarity of form between a Nigerian human smuggling ring and a southern European police investigative team' at the 2015 bi-annual meeting of the Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology Network in collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Goethe University.

September 1, 2015: Greg Feldman gave a public lecture at Humboldt University of Berlin on 'Are the 'citizen' and the 'migrant' really so different? An initial comparison of politics and being in the works of Hannah Arendt and Baruch Spinoza'.  He also ran a workshop with postgraduate students at the Institute for Migration Research.

September 1, 2015: Hugh Roberts has been appointed as the 2015/16 Simons Visiting Chair in Dialogue on International Law and Human Security.

September 1, 2015: The School welcomes Limited Term Assistant Professor Leslie Arjimo, the transfer of Gerardo Otero from SA to IS and Simons Research Fellow Shayna Plaut!