All members of the International Studies Association should avoid actual, potential, and the appearance of conflict of interests and not participate in any decisions that can lead to direct benefit for that person and/or his/her family, and/or his/her home academic institution. Direct benefit means either financial benefit or any other benefit that could confer any form of financial benefit later. Participation means both discussion and voting.
All officers, employees, and committee members must disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest to the ISA executive director when such conflicts may arise. In the event that a potential conflict of interest is identified the matter should be resolved in consultation with the ISA Executive Committee.
In order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, committee members should refrain also from receiving benefits from their respective committees while they are members of those committees. Further, committee members should recuse themselves from deliberations and decisions where they have substantive conflict.
All ISA members must abide by the ISA’s Code of Conduct stating the expectations for professional conduct (available at http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Governance/Policy-and-Procedures/ID/9/categoryId/9/ISA-Code-of-Conduct). Note also that a special Conflict of Interest Policy applies for ISA publications (available at http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Governance/Policy-and-Procedures/ID/1495/mid/789/Publications-Conflict-of-Interest).