The University of Connecticut hosts the International Studies Association’s Headquarters, which consists of the office of the Executive Director and staff. Headquarters is responsible for a variety of activities, ranging from short- and medium-term projects to long-term planning. On a daily basis, ISA staff responds to member inquiries, assists ISA leadership with programming initiatives, and tracks and maintains the financial health of the organization, among other activities.
Throughout the year, ISA staff informs membership about Association and cooperating organization-related news via social media, the ISA blog and newsletter. It provides significant logistical and technical support toward the successful implementation of the Association’s numerous annual international and regional conferences and manages the Association’s growing portfolio of grants. The staff also maintains the members-only Professional Resource Center and ISA job board.
One of the key responsibilities of Headquarters’ staff is to ensure the success of ISA’s Annual Convention in collaboration with ISA leadership. From site visits, managing meeting spaces and securing vendors and sponsors to assisting Convention leadership in the creation and scheduling of events and program items, Headquarters’ staff works diligently to make the Annual Convention a space that membership enjoys participating in year after year.
In short, ISA Headquarters staff is here to ensure that the Association runs smoothly and grows in a way that is beneficial to its 7000-strong members.
The Association is delighted to welcome Dr. Evelyn N. Mayanja, a scholar and educator on wars, peace and development, as its 2020-2021 James N. Rosenau postdoctoral fellow. Evelyn's doctoral dissertation, “People's Experiences and Perceptions of War and Peace in South Kivu, Eastern DR Congo” received the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award. Evelyn has not only studied, but has lived through the horrors of war in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and peacekeeping in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. Considering that the more than twenty years of UN peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not created sustainable peace, her current research focuses on how Indigenous wisdom can contribute to sustainable peacebuilding and preventive mechanisms. From an early age, Evelyn has been passionate about peace, justice, security and development. She attributes her passion to her mother.
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International Studies Association
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