The annual conference of the International Studies Association-Northeast (ISA-NE) will be held
8-9 November 2013 at the Providence Biltmore in Providence, Rhode Island. 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 and postmodernist lenses.
We also encourage paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on subjects related to this year’s
conference theme, Rethinking International Relations as International Hierarchies. Possible
topics include, but are not limited to, theories of hierarchy, whether hierarchy/ies provides a
more useful starting point for understanding global politics than the traditional anarchy
problematique, and empirical analyses of international hierarchies. 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 Ph.D.
degrees). 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, Daniel Nexon, and should be
submitted no later than 1 September 2013.
The deadline for paper/panel submissions is Friday, 28 June 2013. Questions about potential
submissions and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chair, Jennifer Lobasz. Scholars willing to serve as panel chairs/discussants should use the ISA
submission process to signal their willingness and to provide information on their areas of
expertise, or contact the Program Chair directly.