November 19, 2014: Barnett Rubin presents a free lecture on 'What will happen to Afghanistan after the NATO forces leave?'

November 26, 2014: Julian Cardona and Dawn Paley present a free public lecture 'Counter Narratives: Troubling official discourses on the “war on drugs” in Mexico'.

December 1, 2014: Fundraiser in support of the Ebola Crisis.

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.

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.

October 24, 2014: Alec Dawson's 2nd edition of Latin America since Independence out now!

October 18, 2014: A warm congratulations to the Honourable Louise Arbour, 2014 Simons Visiting Chair for being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

October 17, 2014: 'How to keep national security legislation transparent' by 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 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.