International Organization Section (IO)

A map of IO's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to IO

The IO Section is dedicated to the study of contemporary and historical international integration processes, transnational interactions, and formal and informal international institutions. At present, there are some 750 IO Section members, mainly comprised of international relations scholars, practitioners, and graduate students.


John Karlsrud | Section Chair
April 2018 - March 2020

Sarah von Billerbeck  | Section Program Chair
March 2019 - March 2020
University of Reading

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an IO membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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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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