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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.



Fall 2009

A warm congratulations to Stephen Easton for winning this year's Dean's Medal Award!

September 2009

Simons Seminar Series - Update

During the 2009-2010 academic year, the School for International Studies will again be hosting the Simon Series in the Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict. For an overview and update, please click here.

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