October 21, 2014: Rolando Vasquez Miranda presents a free public lecture 'Testimony of the Fight Against Corruption, and Consequences in Societies Complicated by Violence'.

October 23, 2014: Rita Eder presents a free public lecture on Miguel Covarrubias and the Greater Pacific: From Bali to the Northwestern Coast of Canada.

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

Archived News and Events


The School for International Studies provides the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement


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

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.

October 17, 2014: 'How to keep national security legislation transparent' by Adjunct Professor, Paul Meyer.

October 16-18, 2014: Simons Chair Jeff Checkel will be holding two workshops at Yale University. The first is a methodology session for PhD students, while the second is an international conference on 'Socialization and Organized Violence'.

October 15, 2014: Read Liz Cooper's latest article, Students, Arson, and Protest Politics in Kenya: School Fires as Political Action in African Affairs (Vol. 113, Issue 453).

October 10, 2014: Congratulations to IS Honours student, Elinor McNamee-Annett for placing third in the 2014 Three Minute Co-op Competition! Elinor is the only winner/honourable mention from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Watch her speech here.

October 9, 2014: Citations to articles in the CJDS/la Revue , which is edited at SIS, rose notably in 2013, according to the Web of Science’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The journal’s Impact Factor rose from 0.138 in 2012 to 0.776 in 2013. This puts CJDS in the #6 ranking among the 79 Canadian social science journals assessed by JCR in 2013. A listing of the most-cited articles in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d’études du développement can be found here.

October 9, 2014: Read Adjunct Professor, Paul Meyer's article "Toward a Nuclear Weapon Free World - A 'To Do' List for Canada" (pp.18-21) in the Ploughshares Monitor (vol 35, issue 3).

October 5, 2014: Post-2015 Consensus: Data for Development Assesssment by Morten Jerven.

October 1, 2014: View photos from the Louise Arbour lecture on September 25.

October 1, 2014: View Andrzej Nowak's presentation on Russia imperialism in Nicole Jackson's IS 304 Russian Foreign Policy class.

September 30, 2014: Watch Morten Jerven's keynote speech during the Nordic Africa Days 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden.

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

September 9, 2014: Congratulations to John Harriss on his new book, Keywords for Modern India.

September 9, 2014: Congratulations to Jeffrey T. Checkel on his forthcoming book, Process Tracing: From Metaphor to Analytic Tool.