About ISA West

Objectives and Purposes of the ISA-West Region

  • To foster closer cooperative and complementary contacts among those having an interest in the scholarly study of international relations, in part by means of encouraging, sponsoring, promoting, organizing and conducting professional activities which cut across disciplinary lines.
  • To facilitate professional exchanges and the diffusion of knowledge and information about developments in the study of international relations.
  • To organize meetings and otherwise to provide opportunities for professional contacts and communications among the members.
  • To encourage and promote research in international studies within and between interested disciplines.
  • To establish and maintain contact with all disciplinary societies, conferences and other professional and specialized organizations (including government agencies, international organizations and endeavors) which have a scholarly interest in the study of international relations, and to foster such studies within and among these groups.

While the ISA-WEST includes within the scope of its scholarly concerns the policies of governments, international organizations and non-governmental groups which have a bearing on international relations, the ISA-WEST as such will not advocate, promote or take a take in favor of or against any such policy, nor will any member appear in the name of ISA-WEST to so advocate, promote or take a stand.

Regional Scope

New Mexico


Amy Skonieczny | Region President
December 2018 - December 2019
San Francisco State University

Thorin M. Wright | Program Chair
December 2018 - December 2019
Arizona State University

See Governance & Leadership

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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