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Please remember to register before April 15th in order to remain on the program for the ISA Asia-Pacific conference. (

The Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong has announced its funding decisions. Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to our colleagues who were chosen by SEARC. Please be advised that this list was decided upon by SEARC and not the ISA Asia Pacific section, and that SEARC retains the right of final decisions in all matters relating to this funding support. For any enquiries on this matter, please contact SEARC ( directly.

For participants requiring an official letter of invitation for attendance at the ISA 2016 Asia-Pacific conference, please register for the conference first and then provide confirmation of your registration direct to the local organizing committee: email <>. Participants requiring ONLY a letter of invitation need to also provide the local organizing committee with: (1) their full name, (2) their title and position, (3) the name of their institution and its address, (4) phone and email contact details.

For participants requiring a letter of invitation FOR VISA purposes are requested to provide the above information in addition to their passport or other travel document number.
We are delighted to announce that the program for the ISA Asia-Pacific conference, to be held at City University of Hong Kong (June 25-27, 2016), has been finalized and will be uploaded to the conference website by the end of the week. 

Please see the conference page for details (including registration and accommodation).

The Asia-Pacific region received a record number of proposals for this year's conference and we would be grateful if you could confirm your participation and register as soon as possible. The deadline for remaining on the program is April 15

Finally, we would like to remind you that the Asia-Pacific Region business meeting will take place on Wednesday March 16, 12:30-13:30 (Hilton Atlanta 210). 

We look forward to seeing you there and welcoming you to Hong Kong in June.

As we are getting closer to March 15th, we wanted to highlight some important information.  Please note that most of this information is available on our section website:

Instructions for Panelists:
Panelists should prepare to speak for about 10-15 minutes depending on the number of papers in your panel.  Your panel chair will provide you with a more specific guidance on this.  Also, please upload your papers to the ICOMM conference paper archive at least one week before the conference for your discussant and other panelists to access. You should be able to access it by logging into your ISA account and your schedule on the ICOMM conference page:


Georgia State University, Department of Communication, 8th Floor, Twenty-five Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30303 (approximately 15 minutes walk from the Hilton, Atlanta). 


8:30-9:00AM – Registration (Rm. 800)
9:00-9:15AM – Welcome
9:15-10:45AM – Keynote Speakers, Philip Seib and Lene Hansen
11:00AM-12:30PM – Breakout Panel Sessions (A01, A02, & A03)
12:30-1:30PM – Lunch Break
1:30-2:30PM – Keynote Speaker, Robert Entman
2:30-4:00PM – Breakout Panel Sessions (B01, B02, & B03)
4:15-5:00PM – Keynote Speaker, Steven Livingston
5:15-6:00PM – Closing Reception and Poster Session

Our registration table will be open throughout the day for those arriving later.

Keynote Speaker information:

Panel information:


We wanted to give you a quick update on preparations for the conference on Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity. The panel program has developed well. We have posted an updated version on the conference website. There have been a few changes to address the usual withdrawals from the conference, but these have been relatively few and we have been able to replace most papers with equally high quality papers. In a few instances we have replaced chairs and discussants, and while we have contacted individuals when we have done so, it might be a good idea to take another look at the program to confirm when your various responsibilities are scheduled. We have also posted updates to the plenary sessions. We are very excited by the diversity of eminent practitioners and academics who have agreed to address the conference.

A few reminders:
First, we have provided information about some accommodation possibilities on the conference website, including inexpensive dorm rooms and hotels which have extended a discount to conference participants.
Second, the deadline for paper submission is 30 May - two weeks before the deadline. This will provide your discussant adequate time to read your paper. Please upload your through the ISA system. It might also be helpful if you could e-mail your paper directly to the other panel participants. You can find the e-mail addresses of the other panel participants by going into the panel on the ISA system and choosing Email participants.
Third, if you require a letter confirming participation for visa purposes, direct all inquiries to the conference e-mail address ( - please do not contact ISA directly. Please give us at least two weeks’ advance notice for any requests.
Fourth, don’t forget our partner conference, the annual meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, occurring immediately after our conference. The theme is “Meeting the Challenges of Development and Dignity.” You are entitled to a 20% discount on registration for the ACUNS conference. You can find the discount code on the conference website when you are logged into your ISA account.
The conference website can be found at
We look forward to seeing all of you in June. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by e-mail (
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