The theme of this year's conference is Global Governance: the United Nations at 70. As the world has become increasingly intertwined, limited material resources and ideational predispositions continue to inhibit global governance and the capacity of global governmental and nongovernmental organizations to respond to a widening range of problems that are global in scale yet require local, on-the-ground solutions. Paper and panel proposals that analyze ways in which formal governmental, nongovernmental and social movement processes at all levels contribute to the current state of affairs are especially encouraged. Paper and panel proposals on any topic relating to international studies are also welcomed and encouraged.
The conference organizers would like to extend a special invitation to student participants. Graduate students are encouraged to submit paper proposals and, if accepted, to compete in the ISA-South Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition (deadline September 24th). Please note that in order to accept the award, students MUST attend the Saturday luncheon to be eligible to receive one of the awards. Interested students should contact Adam Van Liere (firstname.lastname@example.org). The organizers also encourage paper submissions from outstanding undergraduate students for panels featuring their research. (Note: To be considered undergraduate students must have a faculty sponsor who will commit to attend the conference. Please indicate undergraduate status and the contact details of your faculty sponsor on your proposal). In addition to the award opportunities, student registration fees are subsidized, and additional graduate student travel grants are available for students presenting papers. Travel grants are also available for newly appointed junior faculty in the ISA South Region.
The proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
Questions about potential submissions and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chairs, Mark Amen and M. Scott Solomon.