ISID releases a new policy brief by Professors Erik Kuhonta and Kazue Takamura, "Human Rights of Non-Status Migrants in Japan". Read the full brief online.
The McGill Daily gave extensive coverage to the recent roundtable on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Read the full article here.
To address security concerns, governments often implement trade
barriers and restrictions on the movement of goods and people. A new
study from the Occupied Palestinian Territories documents the negative
effects of these trade restrictions on the target economy, and their
implications for political violence. Amodio, Baccini and Di Maio (2017)
show that the import restrictions imposed by Israel on the West Bank
have a negative effect on industrial output and wages in those sectors
ISID is pleased to announce the release of a policy brief entitled "To eliminate deforestation in South America, reduce differences in regulations across regions and actors". This brief was authored by R.D. Garrett, E.F. Lambin, and Y. le Polain de Waroux.
The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce the arrival on August 1st of Professor Yann le Polain de Waroux, jointly hired with the Department of Geography. Professor le Polain de Waroux has a doctorate from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and most recently held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. His research examines the role of people’s livelihood and land use choices as a nexus between social and environmental, and global and local dynamics in rural areas of the Global South.
Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in International Development Studies
at McGill University. For US Scholars.
US$25,000 for 4 months (September 2018 or January 2019)
bhector [at] fulbright [dot] ca (Brad Hector) Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)
Note: Most of McGill University operates as an English speaking institution, however, some knowledge of French would be an asset.
ISID Postdoctoral Fellow S.P.Harish has been attracting a great deal of attention recently with his work on queens and warfare in European history. His recent publication with Oeindrila Dube of the University of Chicago was discussed in the Economist.
ISID-led GrOW Research Series to provide policy briefs for the empowerment of women
Researchers on development, particularly those focused on women in the Global South, have always struggled to find effective ways of turning their findings into practical, innovative solutions with far-reaching effects. Having to consider the geographic, spatial, and temporal relevance and lifespan of their work already sets the standards high, before issues of ethics, sustainability, and accuracy come into the picture.
The GrOW Research Series brings together scholarly research on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth in low-income countries, and provides a conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making. It is also the official research platform for the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program, a multi-funder partnership between the UK's Department for International Development, the Hewlett- Flora Foundation, and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
ISID's most recent newsletter is available here: http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/files/isid/latitude_newsletter.pdf
The United Nations is grappling with a refugee crisis around the globe. Matt Galloway of CBC spoke with Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the new UNHCR Representative in Canada. Mr Beuze participated in ISID's conference "Questioning Crisis: Rethinking Forced Migration in Theory and Practice", held March 15-16.
Listen to the full interview here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/refugee-representative-1.4034054