ISA Asia-Pacific Singapore 2019 Program and Events

ISA Asia-Pacific 2019 Program

We're excited to announce our 2019 program in Singapore! To use our online program, including our personalized scheduler, you must be logged in to In the meantime, you are welcome to view our downloadable PDFs of the program and our meetings and receptions list.

Preliminary Schedule

ISA Asia-Pacific 2019 runs four normal blocks of sessions each day. These are the A, B, C, and D blocks. Session codes for each day then start with the letter of that day, followed by the block letter, and then the room code. So, "TA03" is the 3rd session in the A block (8:30 am) on Thursday.

  • "A" slots: 8:30 am - 10:15 am
  • "B" slots: 10:35 am - 12:20 pm
  • "C" slots: 1:40 pm - 3:25 pm
  • "D" slots: 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019
1:30p-5:30p Registration/Check-In (Location: FH3)
Thursday, 4 July, 2019
8:45a-10:15a Opening Ceremony (Location: AUD 302)
Welcome by ISA Asia-Pacific Region, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Keynote Addresses by Professor Cameron Thies, ISA President 2019 – 2020 and Director, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University, USA; and Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador and Chair, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
8:00a-1:00p Registration/Check-In (Location: FH3)
10:35a-12:20p Concurrent Panels (TB)
12:20p-1:40p Lunch Break
12:30p-1:30p ISA Asia-Pacific Executive Committee Meeting by invitation only. (Location: Three Degree Cafe)
1:40p-3:25p Concurrent Panels (TC)
3:45p-5:30p Concurrent Panels (TD)
5.30-7.30p Welcome Reception and Lion Dance (Location: FH3/3A)
Friday, 5 July, 2019
8:00a-1:00p Registration/Check-In (Location: FH3)
8:30a-10:15a Concurrent Panels (FA)
10:35a-12:20p Concurrent Panels (FB)
12:20p-1:40p Lunch Break
12:30p-1:30p Meet the Editors Lunch Roundtable (Location: Exhibition Hall (FH3))
This lunchtime roundtable will engage delegates with editors from journals and publishers in conversation about crafting successful book proposals and journal article submissions.
1:40p-3:25p Concurrent Panels (FC)
3:45p-5:30p Concurrent Panels (FD)
Saturday, 6 July, 2019
10:00a-11:00a Registration/Check-In (Location: FH3)
8:30a-10:15a Concurrent Panels (SA)
10:35a-12:20p Concurrent Panels (SB)
12:20p-1:40p Lunch Break
1:40p-3:25p Concurrent Panels (SC)
3:45p-5:30p Concurrent Panels (SD)

Conference Keynote Speakers

Professor Chan Heng Chee

Professor Chan Heng Chee is currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry and Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is Chairman of the National Arts Council and a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights.

Professor Chan served as Singapore's Ambassador to the United States 1996-2012, Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations 1989-1991, and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.

She has received Honorary Degrees from the University of Warwick, the University of Newcastle (Australia), and the University of Buckingham. She holds a B.Soc.Sc (Hons) First Class from the National University of Singapore, a M.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D from the University of Singapore.

Professor Cameron G. Thies

Cameron G. Thies conducts research in the areas of statebuilding in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, foreign policy analysis, and international relations theory. He has published in a wide array of journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of International Relations, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Comparative Political Studies, among others. He has published books with Michigan, Stanford, Oxford and Routledge. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis and is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Foreign Policy Analysis. He is the former founding co-Editor-in-Chief of Political Science Research and Methods, and former Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis.

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