Professor Jacob Blanc wins the AUS Most Outstanding Professor Award!

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!

Published: 16 May 2024

New Policy Brief on Climate Adaptation Finance

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: 11 Apr 2024

Announcing the 2024 ISID Graduate Travel Awards

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: 19 Feb 2024

ISID congratulates Professor Jacob Blanc on his new book, "The Prestes Column"

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: 15 Feb 2024

Historian Jacob Blanc arrives at ISID

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: 1 Aug 2023

Welcoming Rohinton Medhora to ISID

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).

Published: 26 Jul 2023

Enkhuun Byambadorj, winner of the 2023 Albert Hirschman prize

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: 9 Jun 2023

Course lecturers in International Development Studies

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: 8 Jun 2023

Teaching Assistants in International Development Studies

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: 31 May 2023

Marie-Perle Nkosi, outgoing president of IDSSA and Black Grad valedictorian

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: 12 May 2023

New Policy Brief! Climate Adapation in Africa: Locally Led and Nature Based Solutions

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: 13 Feb 2023

Two years after the coup, Myanmar has slid into civil war

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

Published: 3 Feb 2023

McGill Scholars Respond to COP15 Biodiversity Conference

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


Published: 16 Jan 2023

2022 McDonald, Currie Lecture - Development Finance in the Private Sector - is now available on YouTube!

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 qua

Published: 7 Dec 2022

An exploration of bilateral development finance institutions’ business models

ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak has published a new working paper with the Overseas Development Instite (London). 

Published: 6 Dec 2022


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