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ISA 2016: 3rd Annual Pay It Forward

Announcing the 3rd Annual Pay It Forward: Women Helping Women in International Relations. This is the ISA Mentoring Pre-Conference Short Course, 2016, sponsored by ISA Committee on the Status of Women.

Date: March 15, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm, with reception following, at ISA Atlanta

Description: Mid-career to senior career mentors will facilitate the workshop around the importance of networking and peer-to-peer mentoring, and how to successfully maneuver the discipline. The idea of educating, mentoring, and networking with and for women is to create viral networks of successful women (and men), and we hope that this short course will capitalize on and extend women’s current successes, to make headway against the gendered nature of disciplinary practices.

The day’s activities will begin with a panel of senior women in the field sharing information about processes of getting a job, publication, tenure, promotion, work-life balance, and navigating a gendered field, with a brief general question and answer session.  During the day junior participants will have the opportunity to participate in question and answer groups and mentoring situations with the senior scholars running the course.  Participants will engage in networking “speed dating” and engage in substantive discussions of networking, conference preparation, and the establishment of professional networks.

This is a limited-attendance Short Course by application only (

Due Date: June 5th, 2015  

Selection Criteria: The Short Course is open to all graduate students and junior faculty, but will be geared towards women near completion of their Ph.Ds and early in their faculty careers.

Funding: A limited amount of funding is available specifically for workshop participants through the ISA travel grant program. Graduate students near completion of their PhDs will receive priority for funding. 

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