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ISID Welcomes Bart Édes as Professor of Practice

Mr Bart Édes joins ISID as Professor of Practice for a two year term beginning May 1 2021.  At the Institute, Mr Édes will broaden capacities in relation to Asia and will complement other ISID research agendas in such areas as development finance, strategic partnerships, and sustainable development. Of particular interest is his planned study of digital initiatives for development in the post-pandemic era.

Published: 23 Apr 2021

The Disabled Contract: Severe Intellectual Disability, Justice and Morality

The IHSP's Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry published the following book:

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Watch now: Women, Social Media and Religious Authority in North America (2021 Eakin Lecture)

A lecture from anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Jessica Roda about how ultra-Orthodox women use social media as a transformative counterpublic space. This was the 2021 Eakin Lecture and took place on March 18, 2021.

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

Watch now: Resistance in the Time of a Pandemic (2021 Mallory Lecture)

A lecture from human rights activist and artist Ellen Gabriel about the efforts of Indigenous communities to stop the theft and dispossession of their land, both historically and today. This was the 2021 Mallory Lecture and took place on March 10, 2021.

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Published: 23 Mar 2021

Watch now: Building Back Green

A panel discussion about how to build a post-pandemic economic recovery that will help tackle climate change which took place on February 25, 2021.

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Published: 16 Mar 2021

Geoffrey Wallace (Ph.D. 2020) wins Dissertation Prize

Geoffrey Wallace has won the 2020 Rachel Carson Dissertation Prize of the American Society for Environmental History. He defended his dissertation “History and Geography of Beeswax Extraction in the Northern Maya Lowlands, 1540-1700” in 2020.




Published: 9 Mar 2021

Climate Adaptation in Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

The post-COVID19 pandemic economic recovery plans provide a unique opportunity to make economies and communities more adapted and resilient to climate change. ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir and Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, former Senior Director for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure at the World Bank, discuss in ISID's latest policy brief.

Published: 4 Mar 2021

Watch now: Race and Reckoning in Canada

A lecture from Dr. Debra Thompson about what defines the boundaries of Blackness and belonging in Canada, which took place on February 18, 2021.

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Published: 23 Feb 2021

Watch now: The Resilience of Western Alienation in a Transformative Era

A lecture about western alienation, Canadian federalism, regional conflict, and more that took place on Friday, February 12, 2021.

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Why, in the evolution of the Canadian federal state, does there seem to be so much regional conflict and so little unity?

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Rach Klein receives the Arts and Science Class of 1966 in the faculty of Arts Fellowship

The research supported by Arts and Science Class of 1966 in the faculty of Arts Fellowship. examines a series of three photographs held by the McCord Museum that were captured by amateur photographer and residential school teacher, Alice Constance Dunn, who was born in Quebec.

Published: 18 Feb 2021

ISID's Erik Kuhonta: Myanmar's military is taking its coup cues from Thailand

Professor Erik Kuhonta of ISID has written an oped piece in the Globe and Mail on the recent unrest in Myanmar.  Read it here:

Published: 15 Feb 2021

McGillians on a million-dollar mission

McGillians on a million-dollar mission

Faith and Kendall Wallis are on track to make a major philanthropic impact on McGill students

Published: 11 Feb 2021

Gender gap: Women represent two-thirds of doctorates, but hold only one-third of academic jobs

Women today represent two-thirds of all Canadian doctorates in archaeology, but only one-third of Canadian tenure-stream faculty. While men with Canadian PhDs have done well in securing tenure-track jobs in Canada over the past 15 years, women have not, according to a new study from McGill University. The current COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate these existing inequalities.

Published: 11 Feb 2021

Watch now: Minister David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking"

The 2020 Mallory Lecture from Min. David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking," is now available to watch online!

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The 2020 Mallory Lecture, co-presented by MISC and the McGill Faculty of Law.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

Watch now: Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent

The video from MISC's panel discussion, "Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent," is now available to watch online!

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A discussion about the influence of a politician whose astute policies and bold resolve moved Canada into the modern era, which took place on January 28, 2021.

Featuring MISC Director Daniel Béland in conversation with:

Published: 9 Feb 2021


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