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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:


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

Upcoming Events

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



September 22, 2022
José Marcelo with '2022 Brazilian Elections: Context and Perspectives at  Democracy and Development Crossroads'

September 29, 2022
Dr. Bryan Mukandi with 'Before “Rhodes Must Fall”: Grappling with Ngũgĩ’s philosophy of education'

October 20, 2022
Book launch for Capitalism and Dispossession with editors Dave Thomas and Veldon Coburn and author Rebecca Hall

November 24, 2022. 5:30 PM. Kinston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, Meeting Room 1. 
Dr. Martine August with More than suply: The Fight for Affordable Housing in Canada. Sponsored by Just Recovery Kingston

November 2022 (date TBD)
Panel on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar



November 17 and December 1, 2022

Mini-Series co-organized by Vanessa Thompson and Katherine Mazurok: Legacies of War. Imperialisms, Racisms and Transnational Feminist Solidarities

        Nov 17: War(s) in Europe. The Invasion of Ukraine, Racism and Resistance
        Dec 1: Global Wars and Solidarities

This series aims to interrogate, from a transnational feminist perspective, articulations and politics of war, in their many forms and on a global scale. We ask how we can challenge global hierarchies in the perceptions of war, imperialisms, racisms as well as move towards building transnational feminist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist solidarities.

Our first roundtable, November 17th, entitled “War(s) in Europe. The Invasion of Ukraine, Racism and Resistance” engages with the interlocking impacts of the Russian war in Ukraine and discusses how these are tied to legacies of racism, border imperialism and neoliberalism in Europe and beyond. This panel attends to the converging and diverging Black/African, Roma and Ukrainian perspectives, critiques and impacts of the war.


Email: snid@queensu.ca 


SNID Co-chairs (2022-2023)

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

SNID Coordinator

Monique Assunção (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning)

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