Developing Memory, Memories of Development

ISID invites you to its upcoming full-day conference at Thomson House, "Developing Memory, Memories of Development".  Full information and registration information can be found here: 

INTD Program Committee, Liaison Librarian and Student Organization


Program committee

Program Chair

Professor Erik Kuhonta
Assistant Professor (Department of Political Science)
PhD (Princeton)

Program Committee

Professor Manuel Balan
Assistant Professor (ISID and Department of Political Science)
PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

Professor Megan Bradley (undergraduate program director)
Assistant Professor (ISID and Department of Political Science)
PhD (Oxford)

Professor Oliver Coomes
Associate Professor (Department of Geography)
PhD (Wisconsin)

Professor Diana Allan
Assistant Professor (ISID and Department of Anthropology)
PhD (Harvard)

Professor Francesco Amodio
Associate Professor (ISID and Department of Economics)
PhD (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Professor Jon Unruh
Associate Professor (Department of Geography)
PhD (University of Arizona)

Professor Yann le Polain de Waroux
Assistant Professor (ISID and Department of Geography)
PhD (Universite Catholique de Louvain)

Professor Franque Grimard
Associate Professor (Department of Economics)
PhD (Princeton)

Professor Catherine Lu
Professor (Department of Political Science)
PhD (Toronto)

Professor Paola Perez-Alleman
Associate Professor (Desautels School of Management)
PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Kazue Takamura
Faculty Lecturer (ISID)
PhD (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

IDSSA Student Representatives (2)






Liaison librarian

Michael David Miller

Liaison Librarian for International Development
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
McLennan-Redpath Library Complex
Tel: (514) 398-7440
Email: michael.david.miller [at]
Website: David Miller

Student association

The International Development Studies Students Association (IDSSA) is a team of students dedicated to providing all students in the IDS program at McGill with information, events, and services to enhance their academic experience! In addition to hosting events and providing services, the eleven member IDSSA Council is also responsible for representing the interests of IDS students to the McGill administration.

During the school year, the IDSSA hosts regular social, academic and networking events for IDS students, including panel discussions, speaker series events, opportunities to network with IDS professors, semi-formals, and our famous trivia nights!

The IDSSA also affords a number of opportunities for involvement in the department and meeting other IDS students. For example, through participation in the IDSSA Mentorship Program, first and second year students can be paired with an upper year student to learn the ins and outs of the IDS program. For students who are looking to get involved on an IDSSA committee, involvement in the production of the IDSSA Journal, Latitudes, as a copy editor, designer, or other editorial committee member is an option as well! More information about the many ways IDS students can get involved with the association can be found on the IDSSA website.

The IDSSA website also offers a number of valuable resources for IDS students, including information about opportunities to study abroad and a listing of Montreal organizations for internship and volunteer opportunities.

You can also learn more about the IDSSA and get regular updates about our events and programs by following us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the IDSSA or for inquiries and suggestions, contact us at idssamcgill [at] or stop by the IDSSA Lounge in Leacock 31 during our office hours (outlined on our website) to speak to an Executive Member!

IDSSA Latitudes Journal

Latitudes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of International Development Studies, is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate journal that publishes papers concerning inter-national development issues. We seek to promote the work of undergraduates and to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue about international development studies.

Volume 5 / 2011

Volume 6 / 2014

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