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Entries for January 2016


ISA Public Statement Regarding the Persecution of Academics in Turkey

The International Studies Association (ISA) endorses the recent public statement made by other international studies organizations on the situation in Turkey. As you will read below, the statement condemns the recent actions taken against our academic colleagues in Turkey that abridge their rights of free speech and academic freedom. This endorsement was recommended by ISA’s Academic Freedom Committee and unanimously endorsed by ISA’s Executive Committee.



ISA Asia Pacific Hong Kong Workshop for Early Career Researchers, 24 June 2016

The ISA Asia Pacific Region is pleased to announce a pre-conference workshop on international publishing opportunities for Asia Pacific Early Career Researchers. This workshop will focus on strategies and practical challenges associated with finding international opportunities for journal and research monograph publication. For more information and details on how to apply, see our ECR Program.



HR NYC 2016 - Program Updates and Registration

We are pleased to confirm several plenary sessions (click on story for full details) and very excited that several eminent practitioners and academics have agreed to speak at the conference. Secondly, please remember that all who are on the program must register for the conference by 1 February (and sooner if possible to facilitate planning). After that date, the system will automatically remove you from the program and we will begin looking for a replacement for you on the program. If you have co-authors who will not be attending, please let us know before 1 February so we can note that in the system. 

Additional travel information, limited hotel/dormitory options and visa information, is available on our Travel & Hotels page. Don’t forget that we have partnered with the Academic Council on the United Nations System, which is holding its annual conference at the same venue immediately after. The theme of the conference is Meeting the Challenges of Development and Diversity, and there is still time to submit a paper proposal (deadline is 31 March). 

Finally, if you have any questions which are not answered on the website,feel free to contact us via e-mail: And follow us on Twitter to receive updates and to help us spread the word about the conference: @HRjc2016.



Convention Program Paper Archive Opens

We are excited to announce that our online paper archive is now up and running for the ISA 2016 Annual Convention in Atlanta! ISA policy requires a PDF copy of each paper presented at the convention to be uploaded to the archive. This year, to give your discussant, chair, and fellow panelists time to read your work, we ask that you upload your paper by March 7th, 2016.  We handle paper uploads directly through our website at You will find the option to upload your paper on your personal schedule page. Please note that we only accept PDF files and that they can be no more than 10mb in size.

To access papers uploaded to the archive, simply browse ISA's online program. When you find a paper you're interested in, click the [+] icon and then "Full Details" to bring up its full profile. For presentations with a paper in the archive, you will see the option to "Download" the paper with a "PDF" icon. If a paper has not yet been uploaded, it will say "(No Paper Uploaded)".



The GDS Section Graduate Paper Award

The Global Development Studies (GDS) Section in collaboration with the journal Third World Quarterly is pleased to announce its inaugural Graduate Pap...


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