Eliane Ubalijoro (B.Sc.(Agr)’92, M.Sc.’95, Ph.D.’01) has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) and Director General of ICRAF -the world’s leading research and development centre on trees, forests and landscapes. Dr. Ubalijoro will be the first African woman Director General of a CGIAR Research Center and CEO of two Centers in CGIAR’s 52-year history.
ISID's Timothy Hodges (Professor of Practice) is one of the McGill scholars cited in this article from the Reporter
The full recording of ISID's 2022 McDonald Currie lecture, "Development Finance in the Private Sector: From Safeguarding Standards to Sustainable Investing" is now available in the Institute's YouTube Channel. Moderated by ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak, Angel Bohorquez Colombo and Chitralekha Deopersad of FinDev as well as John Graham of the IFC/World Bank discussed the role of development finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A high quality question and answer period with students of McGill's International Development Studies program is also include
ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak has published a new working paper with the Overseas Development Instite (London).
ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir co-directs, with Dr Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, this report in advance of the COP 27 (Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change) Conference. The full report can be downloaded from the site of the Global Center on Adaptation.
Date: October 1 2022
The Institute for the Study of International Development and its International Development Studies program seeks course lecturers (MCLIU - unionized) for a total of 6 courses for the Winter 2023 term at McGill University. Course lecturers are required for:
The Institute for the Study of International Development and its International Development Studies program seeks a course lecturer (MCLIU - unionized) for a one course for the Fall 2022 term at McGill University. This is a supplementary posting, and will remain open for two days. A Course lecturer is required for:
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: