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Studies in National and International Development

Studies in National and International Development (SNID) is the longest-running weekly, interdisciplinary seminar series at Queen's University. Since 1983, SNID has proudly hosted prominent Canadian and international scholars who bring fresh perspectives to issues of local, national and global development. SNID has also organized several major workshops and conferences that have resulted in numerous publications. SNID serves a large, varied constituency of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and community participants.

SNID is back!

We are pleased to inform you that we will continue with our Studies in National and International Development Lecture Series online in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Our events will take place over Zoom at the following link, from 1pm to 2:30pm:


  • Meeting ID: 974 1662 2727
  • Passcode: 3.qMuy

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar and join us for these upcoming talks:



January 18th, 2024 - In Person - MacKintosh-Corry Hall - Room D214
Dr. Kilian Atuoye with 'Health in the shadows: a search for health equity in sub-Saharan Africa’s agrarian landscapes'

February 1st, 2024 - In Person - MacKintosh-Corry Hall - Room D214
Karen Dubinsky, Susan Lord and Dairon Luis Morejon Pérez with 'Teaching Cuba: Lessons Learned'

February 13th, 2024 - In Person - MacKintosh-Corry Hall - Room D214
Dr. Tom Malleson with 'Against Inequality: The Practical and Ethical Case for Abolishing the Superrich​​​​​​​'




March 7th, 2024 - Online event

Dr. Thashika Pillay, Fisseha Gidey Gebremedhin with 'Conceptualizing Tegaru’s experiences of (in)justice through a decolonial onto-epistemology of መኣዲ (meadi)'

March 14th, 2024 - In Person - from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, room B125
Dr. Jayant Lele, Dr. Paritosh Kumar and Dr. Carolyn Prouse with '40th Anniversary Celebration of Studies in National and International Development' 

The panel discussion will reflect on SNID's evolution over the past four decades, highlighting its contributions to national and international development discourse. It will also explore future directions and opportunities for SNID in a rapidly changing global context. Many former SNID student coordinators, co-chairs and speakers will attend, making this event a unique opportunity to reconnect with peers and mentors from the program.

We look forward to celebrating with you and reminiscing about SNID's invaluable contributions to development studies! A reception will follow the panel discussion.





Email: snid@queensu.ca 


SNID Co-chairs (2023-2024)

Dr. Scott Rutherford (Global Development Studies)
Dr. Ayca Tomac (Global Development Studies and Cultural Studies)

SNID Coordinator

Monique Assunção (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning)

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