Below is the link to the ISA Code of Conduct, in force since April 20, 2020.
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The purpose of this document is to provide an authoritative statement regarding the expectations for professional conduct for all who participate in ISA meetings and conventions, and it will be especially useful for those who are new to the profession and/or the ISA. It is born out of the ISA’s commitment to maintaining and promoting a professional environment at its meetings and other organized activities, and it is guided by the conviction that the advancement of knowledge flourishes most readily in an atmosphere of constructive debate in which all members treat one another with dignity and respect.
The International Studies Association (ISA) brings together professionals from a variety of backgrounds and from a large number of locations around the globe. We share an interest in the various aspects of international studies, but may differ in the conventions of professional interaction and in cultural traditions. This diversity brings with it the potential for fruitful dialogue about research and policy, but also the possibility of disagreements among members.
Any legal action on the part of the Complainant will be exclusively a matter between the Complainant, the Respondent and the authorities in the location where the incident occurred. The ISA will not be a party to such legal action, nor will it accept any financial responsibility for such action.
From "Report of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2017"
Adopted by the ISA Governing Council on March 15, 2011 (Montreal Annual Convention)
Amended by the ISA Governing Council on March 15, 2016 (Atlanta Annual Convention)
Amended by the ISA Governing Council on February 21, 2017 (Baltimore Annual Convention)