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Dr. Patricia Ann Weitsman, Professor of Political Science and Director of War and Peace Studies at Ohio University, died on March 30 after a long and difficult illness.  She was 49.  In 2009, she was elected Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She served as Chair of ISSS from 2011-2013.  During her tenure, the section became the largest in ISA. While Chair, she proposed and developed a new journal on international security studies.  The new journal was approved by the ISA Governing Council at the Annual Convention last month in Toronto. When the journal's first edition is published next spring, it will be dedicated to its founder and champion.  
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Nominations are invited for elections to the Governing Council of the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of the International Studies Association. Members of this council assume the broad responsibility of assisting in the governance of the section. We welcome nominations from all regions of the world. It is desirable to have diversity on the governing council across categories that include race, ethnicity, and gender. It is also desirable to have diversity across professional pursuits including academia, think tanks, NGOs, and government organizations. This year a total of four members will be elected to the Governing Council for a three-year term. Nominees must be members of the section at the time of the election. Nominations should be sent to: isss@isanet.org and must be received by December 3, 2013.
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The ISSS Outstanding Graduate Paper Award recognizes the best graduate student paper on any aspect of security studies presented each year at an ISA conference.  The deadline for nominations is October 8, 2013.
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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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