November 15, 2017: Politics and Geopolitics of Trade: NAFTA and Beyond

November 24, 2017: Documentary Screening & Panel: "Where the Wind Blew"

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Archived News and Events

Read and share the December 2017 issue of Canadian Journal of Development Studies!  Special section on “Gender Equality: Efficiency and Social Justice Arguments” is FREE ACCESS; click here. The School provides the editorial office of CJDS.


December 5, 2017: Nicole Jackson's report The State of Knowledge about NATO and Canadian Responses to Russia since its annexation of Crimea in 2014: A synthesis of existing knowledge and identification of knowledge gaps and strengths, November 2017 can be found here.

November 21, 2017: Jeff Checkel has been appointed to an expert panel - convened by the (US) National Academy of Sciences and Office of the Director of National Intelligence - whose goal is to produce 'analytic frameworks' to help intelligence analysts apply insights from the social and behavioral sciences to policy.

November 20, 2017: Listen to Paul Meyer on the Early Edition CBC radio Vancouver (starting at 2:24:30) and the BC Almanac (starting at 28:00), discussing Canada's Peacekeeping commitments.

November 16, 2017: Nicole Jackson gave a talk on "Changing Global Trends" at SSHRC symposium in Ottawa on "How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving landscape?".

November 13, 2017: Kirsten Pontalti leads a panel discussion as part of the Beyond the Headlines series at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, entitled “Small But Significant: How Rwanda’s Young Majority Influences the Institutions That Shape Their Lives.”

November 1, 2017: Jeff Checkel is holding a research methods workshop at Université Laval (Quebec City) for PhD students from Canada and Europe participating in the EU-funded GEM-STONES project on 'Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism.'

October 18, 2017: A warm congratulations to the following International Studies students chosen to represent SFU at the upcoming Youth as Peacebuilders Forum in Vancouver, to be held on November 14- 15, 2017: Rob van den Boom, Ward Mercer, Jazlyn Melnychuk and Jordan Arnold. The forum is hosted by the United Nations Association in Canada with the support of the Department of National Defence.

October 5, 2017: We are delighted that IS alumnus, King Cordova Albaña will be the FASS convocation speaker at tomorrow's ceremony (Thursday, October 5th, 230PM). Congratulations, King!

September 28, 2017: Earlier this year Policy Studies (38:3) published Leslie Armijo's article on the political dilemmas of transportation and electricity policies in Brazil. "Explaining infrastructure underperformance in Brazil: cash, political institutions, corruption, and policy gestalts" by L.E. Armijo and S. Rhodes.

September 28, 2017: Leslie Armijo's article in the new issue of Political Science Quarterly (132:3) examines efforts by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries to coordinate their foreign economic policies. "The Varieties of Collective Financial Statecraft: The BRICS and China" by S.N. Katada, C. Roberts, and L.E. Armijo.

September 21, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Gerardo Otero who received a University Publications Fund Rapid Response Grant!

September 20, 2017: Read recent MAIS graduate Lauren Rattray's travel report on her research in Zanzibar, Tanzania here.

September 12, 2017: The Journal of Peace Research has just published a special issue - edited by Jeff Checkel - on 'Socialization and Violence.'  Check it out here!

September 11, 2017: Congratulations to Professor John Harriss, who will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada on November 24! The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour in the arts, humanities and sciences. It is bestowed on Canadian scholars, artists and scientists who have been peer-elected as being among the best in their fields.  Click here and here for more information.

September 11, 2017: A very warm congratulations to John Harriss who placed first in the males 70-79 category in the 2017 Coho Run!  John completed the run in 1:25:39.  What an inspiration!

September 5, 2017: The School for International Studies welcomes Dr. Tamir Moustafa as the new Director of the School, and wishes to extend thanks to the out-going Director Dr. Alexander Dawson for his leadership, service, and friendship to the community of SIS.