Committee on the Status of Representation and Diversity


A reformation of the Diversity committee originally established in 1998, the Committee on the Status of Representation and Diversity was tasked by the 2011 Governing Council to focus on underrepresented groups within ISA. The Committee aims to work jointly with other groups and caucuses to promote the diversity enterprise of the ISA as a whole. This includes sponsoring and hosting conference events and panel with ISA groups and caucuses.

About the Committee

The Committee on the Status of Diversity and Representation is a permanent standing committee of ISA. Committee members are appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council.

Membership and Terms

  • Seven committee members serve three-year, staggered terms
  • Committee member terms officially begin with the start of the ISA Annual Convention meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed
  • The ISA Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member

Committee Members

Michael J. Bosia | Chair
February 2017 - March 2020
Saint Michael's College

See Full Committee Membership

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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