International Development Studies

Welcome to the International Development Studies (IDS) program. This site provides more extensive information than that found in the IDS Program's entry in the Saint Mary's University Academic Calendar.  We especially encourage you to have a look at the IDS Handbook 2015-2016‌ and to explore the various links we have provided for your interest and use.  

International Development Studies (IDS), which offers BA, MA, and PhD degree, enjoys an international reputation as Saint Mary's University's flagship interdisciplinary program leading the university's commitment to a relevant and internationalized undergraduate and graduate curriculum. IDS serves as a major institutional location for teaching and research for faculty members wishing to focus their professional academic work on the perspectives, policies and practices of international development.

Distinguished Visiting Professors 2014-2015  

Dr. Milford Bateman

Dr. Ye Jingzhong

Visiting Professor of Economics,

University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia 

Microfinance and Development

China Agricultural University 

National Policies of Rural Development


DVP, 2014 


Dr. Eduardo Gudynas

Dr. Walden Bello

CLAES (Latin American Centre of Social Ecology), Uruguay 

Sustainable National Resource Development

Prof Emeritus, University of Philippines and

Congressman, Gov . of Philippines 

 Food Security, Capitalism, and Alternatives to Globalization