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Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

Published: 5Dec2014


Ambitious novel nets grad a Giller

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89

Do a Google image search of author Sean Michaels, BA’04, the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and you’ll notice something straight away – at least in the photos that don’t feature burly pro wrestler Shawn Michaels. Sean, the Montreal-based author, looks like an unassuming guy who is at his most comfortable rocking a hoodie. Not the sort of fellow who typically turns up at a swanky soirée.

Published: 27Nov2014

McDonald-Currie Lecture Recording Now Available Online

The Annual McDonald-Currie Lecture held in New Residence Ballroom on October 23, 2014, is now available for viewers online. Simply visit this page to stream the video, or download the video onto your personal device(s) here.


Title: Building Real Opportunity: Entrepreneurialism’s Essential Contributions to Sustainable Development

Published: 18Nov2014

Job Opportunity: Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Development Economics

The Department of Economics and the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances. Candidates should have a specialization in Development Economics. For more information about the Department and the Institute, see www.mcgill.ca/economics/ and www.mcgill.ca/isid/.

Published: 7Oct2014

Read the October issue of ISID's newsletter, "Latitude"

ISID is pleased to release the October 2014 issue of its newsletter Latitude, produced under the direction of Associate Director Sonia Laszlo.  Please feel free to distribute widely!

In this issue of Latitude: 

Message from the Director 1
Spotlight on Development Research - Sarah Brauner-Otto: Family, Fertility and Development 2
Spotlight on Development Practice - Michael Brown 3
Inside ISID - What's New? 4


Published: 3Oct2014

Job Opportunity: Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Critical Development Studies

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University invites applications for a jointly appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Critical Development, with a disciplinary focus in Anthropology, effective August 1, 2015.  We are seeking candidates with conceptually informed ethnographic projects whose work is centrally concerned with the critical exploration of development, broadly defined.  The successful candidate will bring anthropological insights to timely issues concerning development in ways that also spe

Published: 16Sep2014

ISID Associate Director Sonia Laszlo On the Ebola Crisis

ISID Associate Director Professor Sonia Laszlo has published an opinion piece in the Toronto Star where she states that a more creative and coordinated approach is needed if we are to contain a global pandemic.  Read about it now:  Medicine and military alone will not save world from Ebola

Published: 15Sep2014

Registration is now open for ISID's latest Executive Education Course in International Development

International Development: Bridging the Worlds of Theory, Policy and Practice

The essential course to prepare professionals for working in the expanding field of international development

McGill University, Institute for the Study of International Development

Montreal, October 27-31, 2014.

We are pleased to announce the next offering of our highly successful executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice.

Published: 21Aug2014

Lunchtime Lecture with Gil Troy


The McGill Bookstore along with McGill’s History and Jewish Studies departments welcome Professor Gil Troy for a lecture and book signing of his new book, Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism.