The annual conference of the International Studies Association-Northeast (ISA-NE) will be held November
7 – 8, 2014 at the Embassy Suites, Baltimore – Inner Harbor (formerly the Tremont Plaza), Baltimore,
Maryland. ISA-NE invites paper and panel proposals on any subject related to international studies,
broadly defined. Topics might include international relations theory, international law and organizations,
foreign policy, globalization, human rights, international development, conflict resolution, military /
strategic studies, the environment, feminist and queer theory, gender studies, international political
economy, and international political sociology, among others. ISA-NE expressly welcomes research from
the full range of approaches to and philosophies of IR, including those using critical, constructivist,
poststructural and postmodern lenses.
We also encourage paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on subjects related to this year’s conference
theme, Concept and Conceptualization in International Relations. Possible topics include, but are not
We especially encourage proposals from varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek to
showcase the work of advanced graduate students and junior as well as senior scholars, and we welcome
innovative ideas about the format, structure, and content of conference sessions.
Papers delivered at ISA-NE are eligible for consideration for the Fred Hartmann Award (graduate students /
ABD) or the Lee Bennett Award (scholars who have completed their PhD). Graduate students whose
papers are accepted for presentation and who do not receive support from their departments are eligible to
apply for travel support from ISA-NE. Requests should be made to the ISA-NE President, J. Samuel
Barkin (Samuel.Barkin@umb.edu), and should be submitted no later than September 1, 2014.
Panel, roundtable, and individual paper proposals can be submitted via the ISA website beginning on May 9, 2014. Although you will need to create an ISA account if you do not already have one in order to access
the system, you do not need to already be a member of the International Studies Association in order to do
The conference program also includes a number of events of interest, including a keynote address by the
President of the International Studies Association, Amitav Acharya, and the annual meeting of the
The deadline for paper / panel submissions is Friday, 27 June 2014. Questions about potential submissions
and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chair, Harry D. Gould (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scholars willing to serve as panel chairs/discussants should use the ISA registration form to signal their
willingness and to provide information on their areas of expertise, or contact the Program Chair directly.