About

International Studies masters program Meet and Greet, 2019

Established in 2006, the School for International Studies offers interdisciplinary research and teaching on international affairs. Drawing from the disciplines of Economics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, the School is interested in the interconnected areas of peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society.

Faculty members research and write on themes that include global trends in political violence; security; trafficking; international relations theory; the causes and consequences of state failure and of civil wars; post-conflict reconstruction; civil society and democratization; international criminal justice; the history of intelligence; Islam and politics; and growth and poverty in the context of economic globalization.

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The School is situated in the downtown Vancouver Harbour Centre campus of Simon Fraser University.

About SFU

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a leading public research university in British Columbia, Canada.  Established in 1965, SFU has three campuses, in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey that together serve over 30,000 students.

SFU has consistently been ranked as Canada’s best comprehensive university by Maclean’s Magazine in their annual university rankings (#1 from 2015 through 2020). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award-winning students and faculty, services for students, and new library acquisitions.

About Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.  With a population of more than 2.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, it is home to the third largest population in Canada. 

Vancouver is consistently named one of the top five cities in the world for livability and quality of life. It is a city of diverse cultural backgrounds, stunning natural beauty, and world-class cultural institutions.