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Entries for June 2016

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Call for Nominations - ENMISA Outstanding Paper Award

The Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section (ENMISA) Outstanding Paper Award Selection Committee invites nominations and submissions for the section's -NEW- conference paper competition. Papers must have been presented at the ISA Annual Convention in 2016 (Atlanta) to qualify, and the award nominees must be Ph.D. holders* AND current ISA members.

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ISA A-P Hong Kong 2016 - Updated Info for Delegates

The conference team has put together several documents to help delegates navigate the conference and around the city. See these documents and the updated program at the Program & Events page. 

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ISA-NE Pedagogy Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural ISA-Northeast Pedagogy Workshop to be held at the ISA-Northeast conference in Baltimore, November 4-5, 2016. For two interlocking sessions, senior scholar mentors will work with doctoral students and pre-tenure faculty to review syllabi and statements of teaching philosophy from the perspective of hiring or faculty review committees. Participants will also explore ways to integrate techniques of collaborative learning into their courses. Applicants should send a C.V., sample syllabus and statement of teaching philosophy to jfrueh@bridgewater.edu by July 1, 2016. ​Applicants may both apply for the workshop and submit a regular panel, paper, or roundtable proposal to the conference.

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ISA A-P Hong Kong 2016 - Program Updates

The ISA Asia-Pacific region conference is fast approaching and the program has now been finalized. Please see the Program here.

Kindly note that no further changes will be made.

Please make sure that you upload your paper to the online archive and 
send it to your discussant at least 5 days before the conference. There is no word limit but it is suggested that papers are 7,000 words maximum.

Kindly consult with the Chair of your panel to see how much time will be allotted for your presentation. It is recommended that presenters summarize the main arguments of their paper within 15 minutes but this depends on the number of papers on the panel. 

Greatly looking forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong later this month!

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CISS-ISA Thessaloniki Conference - Final Program, Logistics, and Reminders

We are hereby providing the final program for our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki and the logistics memo.

Please note the following:

  •  The attached program has undergone numerous revisions. It includes the room numbers of the panels. Please read it carefully. We cannot accommodate any more changes.
  • Each presenter will have 10-12 minutes maximum for their presentation. Each discussant will have 15 minutes for comments.
  • As indicated in the attached logistics memo, the organizers will provide transportation for the opening reception on the evening of June 13. For all other occasions, please use public transportation or taxis.
  • During the regular conference hours, there will be a desk manned by our staff who will address any questions that you may have. The desk will also have badges, limited copies of the conference program, and a sign-up sheet that each participant will be asked to sign. During and outside regular conference hours, you can also send an email to ciss@isanet.org and/or isa.ciss2016@gmail.comwith your questions. Please bear in mind that participants are expected to print their own program and/or download a digital copy and bring it to the conference.
  • Because we have decided not to open a tab to submit papers via the ISA system, presenters should send their papers to their discussants by Friday, June 3rd. Also, we kindly ask that you also send them to the entire panel. If for whatever reason you cannot make the deadline, please notify your discussant and indicate when they should expect to receive your paper. Bear in mind that discussants are not expected to prepare comments after the deadline.
  • As a reminder, if you have not already done so, you must register via ISA online before you come to the conference (there is no on-site registration). To register, please contact Liz (lfausett@isanet.org) as soon as possible. Please CC this email (ciss@isanet.org). Before you do, you will need to have an ISA account (or create it via www.isanet.org). Once you email her, she will add the registration fee into your cart and you can pay online.

If you have any questions, please ask.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki!

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Transforming International Studies’ Professional Culture(s): Challenging Systemic Oppression

Following years of activism around issues of discrimination, harassment, and assault within the academy at large, and within the ISA as a leading professional organization, a series of ten panels at the 2017 ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore aims to confront systemic discrimination, violent practices, and a culture of indifference and complicity that has allowed these problems to persist.

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