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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 2021-2022 academic year.

Our events will take place over Zoom at the following link:


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

Upcoming Events

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

Jan 20th, 1-2:20 pm
Spin Doctors: How media and politicians misdiagnosed the COVID-19 pandemic 

  • Nora Loreto (writer, activist, editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media )

Jan 25th, 4:00 pm
What was the War on Terror? 
*please note that this is outside of the regular SNID time slot 

  • Dr. Arun Kundnani ( New York University) 

Feb 3rd, 1-2:20 pm
Activist Art: A panel discussion  

  • Dr. Rebecca Hall (Queen's University) 
  •  Zoe Sweet   (Queens’s University)

Feb 17th, 1-2:20 pm
Between Violence and Piety: The Case of Sufi Shrines in Sri Lanka

  • Dr. Shobhana Xavier (Queen's University) 

March 10th, 1-2:20 pm
Waste: A Tale of Two Problems 

  • Dr. Myra Hird (Queen's University)

March 17th, 1-2:20 pm
 Waste in its Global Dynamics 

  • Dr. Josie Wittmer (Queen's University)
  • Dr. Rafi Arefin (University of British Columbia) 
  • Dr. Kesha Fevrier (York University) 

March 31st, 1-2:20 pm:
Beyond, Outside and Within: Black Studies and the University 

  • Dr. Vanessa Thompson (Queen's University)
  • Dr. Daniel McNeil (Queen's University)


Email: snid@queensu.ca 


SNID Co-chairs (2021-2022)

Dr. Carolyn Prouse (Geography and Planning)
Dr. Ayca Tomac (Global Development Studies and Cultural Studies)

SNID Coordinator

Dairon Luis M Perez (Phd Student Geography and Planning)

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