International Security Studies Section (ISSS)

A map of ISSS's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to ISSS

The ISSS is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding about a wide range of international security issues including war and peace, military effectiveness, civil-military relations, alliances and security institutions, terrorism, intervention, peacekeeping, and the political economy of violence, among others. We welcome a wide range of methodologies, disciplines and subject matter and seeks to encourage and recognize exceptional scholarship on security issues.


Maria Rost Rublee | Section Chair
February 2017 - March 2019
Monash University

Jonathan Caverly | Section Program Co-Chair
April 2018 - March 2019
U.S Naval War College

Monica Toft | Section Program Co-Chair
April 2018 - March 2019
Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

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Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an ISSS 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 6 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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