The International Studies Association, in order to promote international understanding, supports the following goals:

  • Provide opportunities for communications among educators, researchers, and practitioners in order to continually share intellectual interests and meet the challenges of a changing global environment
  • Develop contacts among specialists from all parts of the world in order to facilitate scientific and cultural change
  • Provide channels of communication between academics and policy makers to promote a successful link between the production of knowledge and its utilization
  • Improve the teaching and dissemination of ideas, concepts, methods, and information in the field of International Studies
  • Publication of knowledge through its seven journals, compendium, and other publications
  • Maintain a World Wide Web Page on the Internet