Policy and Procedures

Core Policies

ISA's core policy document covers most major functions of the organization as well as headquarters' practices and decision-making. Among other things, our core policies contain information on the following:

  • Academic Freedom and Codes of Conduct
  • Conventions and Travel Grants
  • Finances and Investments
  • Personnel
  • Publications
  • Regions, Sections and Caucuses
Core Policies (PDF)

Extended Articles on Policies and Procedures

The International Studies Association’s commitment to academic freedom reflects the nature of its membership: including all scholars of internat...

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ISA works closely with all of its contracted hotels to insure that all the facilities at the conference are consistent with ADA compliance. In additio...

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Posted in: Annual Convention
Quotas for the annual conference: The allocation of quotas for the conference is as follows—approximately 20 percent of the annual conference is...

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Conference registration: It is the policy of the association that all participants and attendees of the annual conference must register and pay the ap...

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It is ISA policy to subvent the annual program chair to facilitate her/his work on the annual program. The amount of the subvention is determined by t...

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The Career Course program is designed to provide opportunities for conference participants to learn a new skill, or hone an old skill, while attending...

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Posted in: Annual Convention
Groups of members organized to promote purposes identified in the Constitution Article II, Section 1, may be recognized as component units of the Asso...

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By proposing and accepting the role of chairing a panel or roundtable, the chair accepts the responsibility of informing the Program Chair(s) of all c...

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ISA policy strongly encourages inclusivity in conference participation and a commitment to openness for all of its conferences. Thus, neither ISA mem...

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The policy of the association is to create routinized participation with cooperating organization that wish to have ISA panel participation at their c...

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Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 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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