2017-2018 Speaker Series

The ISID speaker series, generously funded by the Erin Jellel Collins Arsenault Trust, brings together students, academics, and professionals in the McGill community to engage with the research topics of leading academics in various International Development subfields. Meetings are typically held on Thursdays at 12:30pm and last for 1h30 min, unless otherwise specified. 

Fall 2017 | Winter 2018

Fall 2017 Events

Date Time Location Speakers Title
Sep 14 12:30 - 2 PM

PETH 116

Anne McNevin 
Associate Professor, Department of Politics, The New School

Migration, Mobility, Movement: New Horizons of the Possible

Sep 21

12:30 - 2 PM

ARTS 160

Mushfiq Mobarak
Professor, Department of Economics and School of Management, Yale University

No Lean Season: Encouraging Seasonal Migration to Address Income Insecurity

Oct 5

12:30 - 2 PM

LEA 116

Jean Francois Mayer
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University

Combating Invisibility: Routinized Violence and Repertoire of Everyday Resistance among Domestic Workers in Brazil

Oct 19

12:30 - 2 PM

ARTS 160

Fayyaz Baqir
O’Brien Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and ISID, McGill University

Poverty Alleviation: The Bird’s eye view and the worm’s eye view

Oct 26

12:30 - 2 PM

ARTS 160

David McKenzie
Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs:
A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

Nov 9

12:30 - 2 PM

LEA 116

Maple Razsa
Associate Professor, Departments of Global Studies and Anthropology, Colby College

Nadia El-Shaarawi 
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Studies, Colby College

Insurgent Mobilities: Migrants and Activists Building the Balkan Route


Nov 16

11:30 - 1 PM

ARTS 160

Caitlin Procter
Resident Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies , Harvard University and DPhil Candidate, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University 


Winter 2018 Events

Date Time Location Speakers Title
Jan 11 tbc

ARTS 160

Yann le Polain de Waroux
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and ISID, McGill University

Jan 25 tbc

ARTS 160

Katherine Bersch
Postdoctoral Fellow, ISID, McGill University


Feb 1 tbc

ARTS 160

Diana Allan
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, McGill University


Feb 8 tbc

ARTS 160

Rosemary Nagy
Associate Professor, Gender Equality & Social Justice, Nipissing University

Settler Witnessing at the TRC

Feb 15


ARTS 116

Chris Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research


Feb 22


ARTS 160

Francisco Costa
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EPGE)


Mar 15 tbc

ARTS 160

Eric Edmonds
Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth University; Faculty Lead, Human Development Initiative, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


Apr 5 tbc

ARTS 160

Matthew Taylor
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

Apr 26 tbc ARTS 116

Jonathan Rigg
Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore