Congratulations to Professor Jacob Blanc, jointly appointed in History and the Institute for the Study of International Development, for winning the 2024 award for Most Outstanding Professor from the Arts Undergraduate Society!

Read about it here.

Published on: 16 May 2024

ISID is pleased to release a new policy brief entitled "Climate Adaptation Finance:  the Gap Between Needs and Resources Continues to Grow", by ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir along with his colleague Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez. 

Read about it HERE

Published on: 11 Apr 2024

MA students enrolled in the Development Studies Option and PhD students supervised by ISID faculty members and associate members are invited to apply for the 2024 ISID Graduate Student Travel Grants. Grants will range from $500-$1500.

Published on: 19 Feb 2024

Professor Jacob Blanc of the Institute for the Study of International Development and the Department of History has had a new book published with Duke University Press.  In The Prestes Column, Jacob Blanc offers a new interpretation of the legendary rebellion, in which a band of rebel officers and soldiers marched fifteen thousand miles through the vast interior regions of Brazil between 1924 and 1927.

Published on: 15 Feb 2024

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to welcome Professor Jacob Blanc as a new appointed Faculty member.  Professor Blanc is jointly appointed with the Institute and the Department of History.

Published on: 1 Aug 2023

The Institute for the Study of International Development welcomes Rohinton P. Medhora as its most recent Professor of Practice. Rohinton Medhora is a distinguished fellow and former president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (2012–2022). He also served on CIGI’s International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). His fields of expertise are international economic relations, innovation policy, development economics and governance.

Published on: 26 Jul 2023

ISID congratulated Enkhuun Byambadorj, winner of the 2023 Albert Hirschman prize for best undergraduate essay in international development studies.  The selection committee for the prize writes:

Published on: 9 Jun 2023

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 Fall 2023 term at McGill University. Course lecturers are required for:

Published on: 8 Jun 2023

The Institute for the Study of International Development is looking for graduate teaching assistants for the Fall 2023 term and for various courses in the international development studies program.  Applicants must be graduate students in good standing at McGill University.  Full details can be found here, and applications made through Workday, the university's human resources management system.

Published on: 31 May 2023

ISID congratulates Marie-Perle Nkosi, president for the 2022/2023 year of the International Development Studies Students Association and one of three Black Grad Valedictorians at McGill this year!  Read the full details and an interview with Marie-Perle in the McGill Reporter:

Published on: 12 May 2023

Climate change continues to cause damage in Africa. It triggers food insecurity, poverty and displacement. The impacts of climate change are being exacerbated by rapid urbanization, geopolitical tensions, headwinds caused by the invasion of Ukraine and its impacts on agricultural exports and fertilizers.

ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir and his colleague Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez discuss these issues in ISID's first policy brief of 2023.

Published on: 13 Feb 2023

Read ISID's Director Erik Kuhonta's recent op/ed on the situation in Myanmar in the Globe and Mail:

Published on: 3 Feb 2023

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.

Published on: 25 Jan 2023

ISID's Timothy Hodges (Professor of Practice) is one of the McGill scholars cited in this article from the Reporter


Published on: 16 Jan 2023

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

Published on: 7 Dec 2022


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