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March 23, 2019:

The 2019 Ismaili Centre Conversations

Who Are We, Where Are We Headed?

April 6, 2019: Migration, Identity, Anxiety with Catherine Dauvergne, dean of UBC’s Allard School of Law. 

May 4, 2019: Life and Death: The Ethics of Identity with Akber Mithani, Regional Medical Director for Fraser Health Residential Care-Assisted Living, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UBC. 

All events are free unless indicated otherwise.


March 23, 2019: Tamir Moustafa will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Middle East and Islamic Studies Consortium (MEICON) of BC student conference.

March 8, 2019: IS alumna Jenna Dixon (MAIS 2015) gave a short talk in Dr. Oskar Timo Thoms' Transitional Justice Seminar on her experiences working for several UN missions. Thanks for visiting, Jenna!

March 7, 2019: Nicole Jackson discussed "Russia-China Security Cooperation in multilateral organizations: Canadian interests and perspectives" on a "Fast Talk" panel organized by Security and Defence Relations Division (IGR) Global Affairs Canada. 

February 1, 2019: Paul Meyer was interviewed for CPAC Ottawa's "PrimeTime Politics" show on the INF Treaty dispute and its implications. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/zpe2KqDTlx8.

January 31, 2019: Nicole Jackson participated in a Global Affairs Canada roundtable on global security trends with Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) for Strategic Policy.

January 24-25, 2019: Nicole Jackson was in Calgary, Alberta participating in a workshop on “The State of Strategic and Security Studies in Canada” organized by the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies. While there, she ran into former IS student Tim Choi, who is completing the final year of his PhD at the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at Calgary University.

January 18, 2019: Tamir Moustafa’s recent book, Constituting Religion, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Hart-Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize. The prize is awarded for “the most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship” published in the preceding year. The winner will be announced in April 2019. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108539296

January 15, 2019: Amyn Sajoo's 2018 edited publication, The Shari'a: History, Ethics & Law, will be included in the upcoming Celebration of SFU Authors at the SFU Library. Congratulations, Amyn!

Canadian Journal of Development Studies

Read and share the December 2018 issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies! Note the lead article, reviewing research on horizontal inequalities and conflict.

The School provides the editorial office of CJDS.

Simons Working Papers in Security and Development (SWP)

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