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The School for International Studies is a new centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and one of the very few centres in Canada offering inter-disciplinary research and teaching on international affairs.

Drawing from the disciplines of Economics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, History and Anthropology, the School is interested in the interconnected areas of peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society.

Faculty members research and write on themes that include global trends in political violence; security; trafficking; international relations theory; the causes and consequences of state failure and of civil wars; post-conflict reconstruction; civil society and democratisation; international criminal justice; the history of intelligence; Islam and politics; and growth and poverty in the context of economic globalization.

The School is also the home of the Human Security Report Project which produces the Human Security Report, Human Security Brief and a range of human security-related e-resources.

 

 

June 2009

Simons Seminar Series - Fall 2009

The first speaker (Sep 25) is Professor Michael Barnett (Humphrey School, University of Minnesota), who will be presenting on "Humanitarianism in a World of Hurt" and "International Paternalism: A Qualified Defense". The second speaker (Oct 19-20) is Professor Christopher Blattman (Political Science and Economics, Yale University) who will speak on "Child Soldiering: Myth and Reality," and "The Industrial Organization of Rebellion: The Logic of Coercion and Child Soldiering." More details to follow later in the summer!

May 21, 2009

The School extends a warm welcome to our new Assistant Professor, Morten Jerven who will be starting in the fall term.

January 22, 2009

Beginning with the Spring 2009 term and with funding provided by the Simons Foundation and the Human Security Report Project, the School for International Studies will sponsor a new seminar series that explores the social dynamics of peace and conflict. For more information, please click here.


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