Bureaucratic Autonomy in Brazilian Federal Agencies: Development and Decay. A guest lecturer by Dr Kate Bersch.


Huntington’s influential Political Order in Changing Societies argued that institutions—"stable, valued, recurring patterns of behavior” (1968, 450)—are crucial for political development and decay.

ISID releases a new policy brief on migrant rights in Japan

Published: 20Nov2017

ISID releases a new policy brief by Professors Erik Kuhonta and Kazue Takamura, "Human Rights of Non-Status Migrants in Japan".  Read the full brief online.

International Development Policy Case Competition


The International Development Policy Case Competition combines case analysis and policy development to enable participants to design innovative policy solutions to a pressing development issue....

Concordia and McGill Universities African Studies Conference


The Political Science Department (Concordia University) and the Institute for the Study of Development, African Studies Program (McGill University)...

The McGill Daily reports on ISID's Rohingya Roundtable

Published: 4Oct2017

The McGill Daily gave extensive coverage to the recent roundtable on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.  Read the full article here.

Professor Yann le Polain de Waroux joins the Institute

Published: 28Jul2017

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce the arrival on August 1st of Professor Yann le Polain de Waroux, jointly hired with the Department of Geography. ...

ISID Postdoc S.P. Harish's work covered in the Economist

Published: 2Jun2017

ISID Postdoctoral Fellow S.P.Harish has been attracting a great deal of attention recently with his work on queens and warfare in European history.  His recent publication with Oeindrila Dube of...