ISID is pleased to announce the arrival August 1st of its second joint appointment, Professor Megan Bradley.
The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to release two policy papers concering aboriginal peoples in an international perspective. The first, by Katie Saulnier, is entitled "Aboriginal Self-Determination: A Comparative Study of New Zealand, Australia and the United States". The second, by Ben Geboe, is entitled "An Overview of Community Development Initiatitves Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America". Both of these policy papers, produced by
Professor Philip Oxhorn has been appointed as a member of the Governing Council of the Society of International Developent, based in Rome. Full information can be found on the Society for International Development's webpage.
The full proceedings of ISID's conference, "Whose Truth? What Kind of Reconciliation? The Importance of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Promoting Democratic Good Governance", are now available to be viewed online. The goal of this conference, held March 13-14 2014, was to explore the factors that condition the success of truth and reconciliation commissions in creating social cohesion as a foundation for democratic good governance by examining diverse national experiences.
ISID is pleased to release the February 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:
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. The talk and book focus on the United Nations 1975 Resolution, pronouncing Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s passionate response against the resolution, declaring it an Anti-Semitic international law.