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Submit proposals for ISA-NE: Planetary Transformations: Contingency, Unpredictability, and Complexity in World Politics

The closing date for submissions to ISA-NE are fast approaching! Please consider proposing panels, roundtables, or papers for The International Studies Association-Northeast annual meeting. The conference will be held November 3rd - 4th at the Hilton Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the ISA-Northeast conference is Monday, June 26th. All proposal submissions must be through the ISA submission software. ISA membership is not required for either proposal submission or conference attendance, though you will need to create an account with if you do not already have one. Faculty members attending the conference will be asked to serve as chair/discussants. Please indicate your areas of expertise when you submit your proposal.

We have some special and new events we’d like to inform you of as you are preparing your submissions:

ISA President Brett Ashley Leeds will deliver the Presidential Address during our Friday luncheon, 3 November. Please remember to register for lunch when finalizing your submissions!

On Friday evening 3 November, we will host an evening plenary with a roundtable addressing the conference theme: Planetary Transformations: Contingency, Unpredictability, and Complexity in World Politics. While traditional plenary sessions usually involve a single speaker, the conveners feel—given the magnitude and the stakes of the changes in global politics over the past year—we should experiment with a format that provides multiple ways of engaging during these complex times. This roundtable will bring brilliant scholars together from a variety of disciplinary, political, and topical approaches to aid our conference in better considering the current moment, and to imagine possible paths to the future given present challenges. Ten-minute provocations around the theme of the conference will be offered by the participants to open the discussion with those attending the plenary. Participants include Rafi Youatt (New School), Annick Wibben (San Francisco University), Naeem Inayatullah (Ithaca College), and Peter M. Haas (UMass, Amherst). The event will be chaired by Benjamin Meiches (UW, Tacoma and Stefanie Fishel, University of Alabama).

The second ISA Northeast Regional Pedagogy Workshop will be held in Providence, RI on Saturday, November 4 as part of the region's annual conference. The workshop combines early-career IR academics and experienced mentors in small groups to discuss teaching techniques, improve course syllabi and develop vocabulary for explaining their pedagogy to students, colleagues and hiring/review committees. This year's mentors include Samuel Barkin of UMass Boston, Naeem Inayatullah of Ithaca College, Rose Shinko of American University, Annick Wibben of the University of San Francisco and Jamie Frueh of Bridgewater College. Applications are due July 1. More information can be found at

For more information, check out our conference website.

We look forward to seeing you in Providence!


Samuel Ifeanyi
Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:35 PM
how do we resolve d quest for Biafra sovereignty in Eastern Nigeria

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