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ISID releases a new policy brief on migrant rights in Japan

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.

Published: 20 Nov 2017

The McGill Daily reports on ISID's Rohingya Roundtable

The McGill Daily gave extensive coverage to the recent roundtable on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.  Read the full article here.

Published: 4 Oct 2017

ISID releases a new policy brief: Trade restrictions lead to lower wages and more violence

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

Published: 3 Oct 2017

ISID releases a new policy brief on deforestation in South America

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.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

Professor Yann le Polain de Waroux joins the Institute

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, a

Published: 28 Jul 2017

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in International Development Studies

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] (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.

Published: 21 Jun 2017

ISID Postdoc S.P. Harish's work covered in the Economist

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.

Published: 2 Jun 2017

Empowering Women with an Innovative Approach

ISID-led GrOW Research Series to provide policy briefs for the empowerment of women

Published: 26 May 2017

ISID and IDRC are pleased to announce the GrOW Research Series!

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).

Published: 2 May 2017

Have you read Latitude?

ISID's most recent newsletter is available here:

Published: 7 Apr 2017

Jean-Nicolas Beuze of UNHRC (ISID conference participant) interviewed on CBC

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.

Published: 22 Mar 2017