The IIDS website is currently under construction. 

The IIDS deals with the study of ‘diasporas’ which are defined as dispersed populations scattered away from their homelands that maintain a sense of collective identity and can function as transnational networks between host states and homelands. In an era of rapid globalization, the study of diasporas is increasingly pertinent for policy-makers, business leaders, scholars and civil societies.

The IIDS, engages in research, publication, conferences and creating educational materials in the field.


Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies: 

1991 marked the groundbreaking launch of the first international academic journal dealing with  the multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, social structure, politics, and economics of both the traditional diasporas – Armenian, Greek, and Jewish – and the new transnational dispersions which in the past four decades have come to be identified as ‘diasporas.’ These encompass groups ranging from the African-, Chinese-,Indian-, and Mexican-American to the Ukrainian- and Haitian-Canadian, the Caribbean-British, the Antillean-French, and many others.

Click here for more information on the Institute’s Journals.






IIDS News and Conferences 

Letter for the Ministry of Diaspora, July, 2013

Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Zoryan Institute Reps Meet with Diaspora Minister, April 2013

Iternational Conference & Student Workshop on the Armenian Diaspora”
Boston University, February 12-14, 2010

“Capacity Building for Peace and Development: Roles of Diaspora”
University for Peace, October 19-20, 2006