Inst. for the Study of International Development

The Institute for the Study of International Development congratulates Kai Scott, the 2022 winner of the Albert O. Hirschman Prize for the best paper in International Development Studies for “Governance as Argument: Expanding Land Governance through Fluid Networks of Rebellion in Kawthoolei, Myanmar”.

Published on: 17 May 2022

Professor Erik Kuhonta, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, discusses the recent win of Ferdinand Marcos Jr in this piece published in Open Canada.

Published on: 11 May 2022

ISID congratulates its Professor of Practice Mark Berlin for his role in the elaboration of Ottawa's forthcoming LGBT "Purge" Monument.

Said Professor Berlin:

“For decades from the 1950s to the 1990s members of the canadian armed forces ; the RCMP and the federal public service were discriminated against ; harassed ; fired or dismissed simply as result of their sexual orientation-these individuals became collectively known as purge victims.

Published on: 25 Mar 2022

Professor Diana Allan, Associate Professor in the Institute for the Study of International Development and the Department of Anthropology, is one of McGill's most recent recipients of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for her project, "The Anthropology of Living Archives".  Professor Allan, an anthropologist and filmmaker, focuses on the histories of the 1948 displacement of Palestinian refugees to Lebanon.

Classified as: Palestine, refugees, redress
Published on: 12 Jan 2022

Professor Francesco Amodio of ISID has penned an op/ed piece in the Montreal Gazette, discussing how the shortage of health care workers has not prompted the Quebec government to implement policies which will attract, admit and retain health-care workers.

Classified as: Health Care, immigration, Quebec, government policy, workers
Published on: 11 Jan 2022

During his official visit to the Netherlands and the Global Center on Adaptation on October 29 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seen here with Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer, Global Center on Adaptation) examines the "State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021:  Africa", co-directed by ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir.  The full report can be found online.

Classified as: africa, climate change, adaptation, Jamal Saghir
Published on: 29 Oct 2021

In this new policy brief by Brenden McKinney, we learn that the effects of climate change are causing risk management to become an increasingly essential tool to help farmers anticipate and react to weather- related shocks like droughts and floods.

Classified as: farming, agriculture, climate change, Risk management, poverty reduction
Published on: 18 Oct 2021

Date: September 30 2021

The Institute for the Study of International Development and its International Development Studies program seeks course lecturers (MCLIU - unionized) for a total of 3 courses for the Winter 2022 term at McGill University. Course lecturers are required for:

Classified as: international development studies, jobs
Published on: 7 Oct 2021

ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir is interviewed as an expert on Lebanon's new government.  The full interview is available in the link from AUB (American University of Beirut).

Classified as: Politics, lebanon, political crisis
Published on: 29 Sep 2021

Since the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has been stalemated between two very uneven, but equally resolute forces. Professor Erik Kuhonta explores the issue in an op-ed piece in the Globe and Mail.  The full article can be found in the link provided.

Classified as: southeast asia, Myanmar, political development, United Nations
Published on: 16 Sep 2021

The Institute for the Study of International Development, previously located in Peterson Hall, has moved to a new building at 3610 McTavish. Our new home can be found just a two minute walk further up McTavish, on the corner of Dr-Penfield. ISID’s administrative offices can be found on the 2nd floor of 3610, accessible either by stairs or by elevator.  ISID is participating in the "return to campus", and this fall our offices will be open Monday to Friday with reduced staff.  Please remember to wear a mask if you will be visiting us.


Published on: 17 Aug 2021

ISID congratulates Justine Coutu -- winner of the 2021 Albert O. Hirschman Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Essay in International Development Studies for her paper on “Addressing the Humanitarian Needs of Venezuelan Migrants at the Colombian Border: Implementing the Food Voucher for Vulnerable Migrants Program".  Justine submitted this paper as part of her work for INTD 497, "Freedom of Movement in the 21st Century", with Professor Blair Peruniak.

Classified as: Hirschman; INTD 497: undergraduate awards; justine coutu;
Published on: 28 May 2021

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.

Classified as: Asia, Asian Development Bank, Professors of Practice, development finance, development cooperation
Published on: 23 Apr 2021

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.

Classified as: covid19, climate change, sustainable development, economic recovery
Published on: 4 Mar 2021

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 on: 15 Feb 2021


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