Ad Hoc Committee on UNAI Project

The committee is charged with helping organize ISA's participation in the UNAI ("UN Academic Impact Program") project for 2016 in New York.

ISA at UNAI is a joint program between ISA and the United Nations Academic Impact office. This program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, in an informal and off-the-record setting, between ISA members and their counterparts at the United Nations.

About the Committee

The Ad Hoc Committee on ISA-UNAI partnership is an ad hoc committee of ISA. Committee members were appointed by the ISA President.

Membership and Terms

  • Five committee members serve a one-year term while the committee is on an ad hoc basis
  • Committee member terms officially begin with the start of the ISA Annual Convention meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed

ISA at UNAI

The International Studies Association invites applications to participate in "ISA at UNAI", a joint program between ISA and United Nations Academic Impact. This program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, in an informal and off-the-record setting, between ISA members and their counterparts at the United Nations. To apply, members are invited to suggest a discussion theme and the names of three to five ISA members interested in participating. ISA and UNAI will then find UN Secretariat staff or diplomats from UN Missions with similar interests. Ideas will be exchanged in a small, "Chatham House Rules” setting at UN headquarters in New York. Approximately $1000 per event is available to offset transportation costs for participants. Our partners at the UN will arrange for a room, and find people from the UN as counterparts to ISA members. Three events will be hosted per year, with dates to be determined by the participants.

Panel suggestions will be considered on a competitive basis by a committee made up of Panel suggestions will be considered on a competitive basis by a committee. Applications will be evaluated according to importance of scholarship, timeliness, national and gender balance of participants, input from the UN, and other factors. Deadlines for panel ideas are three times per year:  1 February, 1 June, and 1 October. To start the application process please send a panel proposal to Joel Oestreich with the following information:

  • The topic you’d like to discuss
  • The ISA members who would participate and brief bio of each participant
  • The importance and timeliness of the topic
  • Specific outcomes expected (i.e., is this for information only, or working towards a particular publication, collaboration, etc)
  • The potential benefits to both ISA and the UN of this exchange of ideas
  • An estimated budget (we have about $1000 to give to help defray travel costs)
  • An indication of when you’d like the event to take place — general times that are particularly good or bad for getting your participants together. At least three months lead time is preferred.

Members

Joel E. Oestreich | Chair
March 2016 - February 2017
Drexel University

Melissa T. Labonte | Member
March 2016 - February 2017
Fordham University

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner | Member
March 2016 - February 2017
City University of New York

Dêlidji Eric Degila | Member
March 2016 - February 2017
Ecole Nationale d'Administration, ENA du Bénin and Graduate Institute, Geneva

Kurt Mills | Member
March 2016 - February 2017
University of Glasgow

The International Studies Association

Representing 100 countries, ISA has over 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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