Inst. for the Study of International Development news
United Nations Publication Launch: Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are pleased to co-sponsor the Canadian launch of the United Nations' new publication, 'Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide to Mediation Practitioners'. The event will take place on 26 November 2015, from 17:00 to 19:30, at the Faculty Club of McGill University, 3450 McTavish Street, Montréal.
Code Blue: Ending Impunity for Acts of Sexual Violence by UN Peacekeeping Personnel. Report of the expert workshop co-hosted by the AIDS-Free World and the Institute for the Study of International Development, Program in Global Governance, of McGill University.
The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to release two policy papers concering aboriginal peoples in an international perspective. The first, by Katie Saulnier, is entitled "Aboriginal Self-Determination: A Comparative Study of New Zealand, Australia and the United States". The second, by Ben Geboe, is entitled "An Overview of Community Development Initiatitves Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America". Both of these policy papers, produced by
Professor Philip Oxhorn has been appointed as a member of the Governing Council of the Society of International Developent, based in Rome. Full information can be found on the Society for International Development's webpage. http://www.sidint.net/content/sid-welcomes-philip-oxhorn-new-member-sid-governing-council
The Institute for the Study of International Development is currently accepting applications from qualified McGill graduate students for 7 Teaching Assistants for INTD200, and 1 Teaching Assistant for African Studies (AFRI) 200. Please download the full posting and the teaching assistant application form associated with this announcement and send your completed application to email@example.com
The full proceedings of ISID's conference, "Whose Truth? What Kind of Reconciliation? The Importance of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Promoting Democratic Good Governance", are now available to be viewed online. The goal of this conference, held March 13-14 2014, was to explore the factors that condition the success of truth and reconciliation commissions in creating social cohesion as a foundation for democratic good governance by examining diverse national experiences.
ISID is pleased to release the February 2014 issue of its newsletter Latitude, produced under the direction of Associate Director Sonia Laszlo. Please feel free to distribute widely! In this issue of Latitude:
Mining, Economic Development and Indigenous Peoples: Getting the Governance Equation Right . Publication of the Report on ISID's Summer Forum
The publication of Mining, Economic Development and Indigenous Peoples: Getting the Governance Equation Right marks the public launching of the new flagship Program in Global Governance of McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).
As the new academic year begins, we are very pleased to announce that Prof. Sonia Laszlo is assuming the position of Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. An Associate Professor of Economics, Prof. Laszlo’s main research areas cover many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development: rural development, access to markets, and the relationship between income, health and education in economic development.
The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce the names and projects of the recipients of ISID’s International Development Faculty Research Awards:
The Institute for the Study of International Development is proud to announce two new undergraduate research paper prizes: the ISID-World Bank Institute Prize for the best research paper on governance, and the Albert O. Hirschman Prize for the best research paper written by an undergraduate in a course recognized as part of the International Development Studies Program. The Albert O. Hirschman Prize is for the best research paper written by an undergraduate in a course recognized as part of the International Development Studies Program.
ISID is pleased to announce the launch of our new publication series, Research to Practice Policy Briefs. The papers, which were made possible by generous funding from the Canadian International Development Agency as part of our ongoing Strengthening the Contributions of Universities to Evidence-Based Policymaking project, touch on a number of cutting-edge topics in development. We feel they are excellent examples of how top-notch university-level research can be used to develop innovative solutions to the urgent challenges that organizations like CIDA must address.