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JIU survey on policy research uptake

For the first time in its 52 years of history, the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system officially consults the academics and researchers on the policy research uptake in the United Nations. 



ISA at UNAI: “The United Nations At 75”: Call for Panel Proposals

The International Studies Association will be sponsoring a series of events in New York, at UN Headquarters, on the topic of “The United Nations At 75.” ISA members are invited to submit applications to participate in an informal, Chatham-House Rules style event as part of this series. These will be held in conjunction with the United Nations Academic Impact office, leading up to the UN’s anniversary in 2020. They are part of the ongoing “ISA at UNAI” initiative to bring together scholars and practitioners around various topics, and to make the UN aware of the expertise of the ISA.



Announcement: Spanish Language Abstracts in ISP

International Studies Perspectives has begun publishing English and Spanish language abstracts for all its articles. As of November 2017, there are eight articles in Advance Access with Spanish abstracts, and Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2018) will be the first print issue to feature Spanish abstracts.



Accepting Proposals: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

International studies scholarship expands and deepens apace as the results of our research appear in the form of books, journal articles, and other me...



ISA at UNAI: Talking Human Security in an Uncertain Time

In the 21st century, a comprehensive approach to security problems requires willingness to understand and respond to the security problems that individuals face. Moreover, as ISA and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) fully understand, dialogue between scholars and decision-makers is key to achieving progress toward understanding immediate and long-term threats to individuals, states, and the international community. Civil society, state leaders, international organizations, and scholars are still trying to reach a consensus on the meaning of human security writ large, the most useful metrics for tracking and understanding problems such as hunger and violence against civilians, and the best practices for mitigating violent threats and chronic needs.



Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

The International Studies Association (ISA) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce the forthcoming Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies ( 


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