Following the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, ISID Founding Director Philip Oxhorn published an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette and took part in a discussion on Mandela's legacy broadcast by CITY TV. See related links for more information
Colin McAdam (BA English 1993) wins the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize + Naben Ruthnum (MA English 2011) wins the Journey Prize for best short story published in a literary magazine
Read the full story in the Globe and Mail:
The Department of English congratulates both alumni on their awards.
Fiction Workshop with CHRISTINE POUNTNE - The Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist for 2013-2014
The Department of English is currently accepting applications for a two-day fiction-writing workshop to be held February 20-21, 2014 with this year’s Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist, fiction writer Christine Pountney.
Mining, Economic Development and Indigenous Peoples: Getting the Governance Equation Right . Publication of the Report on ISID's Summer Forum
The publication of Mining, Economic Development and Indigenous Peoples: Getting the Governance Equation Right marks the public launching of the new flagship Program in Global Governance of McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).
In 2013 Pakistan ranked 133rd out of 148 countries in global competitiveness. Currently, Taliban forces occupy nearly 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state—with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. In recent years, many countries across the developing world have experienced impressive economic growth and have evolved into at least partially democratic states with militaries under civilian control. Yet Pakistan, a heavily militarized nation, has been a conspicuous failure.
In 2013-14, Cedric Tolliver is the Fulbright Research Chair in American Literature in the Department of English. His current research project focuses on diasporic cosmopolitan culture defined by African American, Anglophone Caribbean, and Francophone Caribbean intellectuals in the wake of World War II. During his 2013-14 research residency at McGill, Professor Tolliver will offer one advanced undergraduate course: ENGL 437, “African Diasporic Literature and Cold War Culture” (winter 2014).
As the new academic year begins, we are very pleased to announce that Prof. Sonia Laszlo is assuming the position of Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. An Associate Professor of Economics, Prof. Laszlo’s main research areas cover many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development: rural development, access to markets, and the relationship between income, health and education in economic development.
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.