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ISA Midwest St. Louis 2020

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ISAnet.org Maintenance Work

ISAnet.org will be undergoing some maintenance this evening from 4:00 pm through 7:00 pm Eastern Time. At that time, we will be taking down the site entirely. We ask that you save any edits in the system or hold off on any critical actions until we are finished. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at isa@isanet.org. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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ISA-Midwest 2020 Annual Conference Program Announced

We are delighted to inform you that the preliminary program for the ISA-Midwest 2020 Annual Conference, to be held on November 20-22, 2020, has been announced. If you have been placed on the program, please be sure to register by October 16th, to retain your place on the final program. We look forward to seeing you in November!

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ISA-Midwest 2020 Submission Reminder

The deadline for submitting papers, panels, and posters to the ISA Midwest 2020 conference is quickly approaching: July 24th. Here are a few reasons to submit your work: 

  • The pandemic has upended your work-life balance and you are missing your ISA community
  • You missed an opportunity to get feedback at other conferences this year (so submit your paper!)
  • You have new work, but not a full paper (so submit a poster!)
  • You are a graduate student and want to network and get feedback (submit a poster or a paper!)
  • You are a junior woman+ scholar who wants to participate in Pay it Forward
  • You want to hear from ISA President Helen Milner
  • You want to hear from the Quincy Wright Scholar Awardee Dursun Peksen
  • You want to celebrate the recipient of the Teaching & Mentoring Award, John Ishiyama
  • And finally, you want to join in some of the amazing fun social activities we are planning

I look forward to reading your proposals and seeing you online this November!

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ISA-Midwest St. Louis 2020 Update

With much input from our members and colleagues, we have made the decision to host ISA Midwest online this year. We are still investigating online formats, and the conference plan is still taking shape. I will be in touch about programming information, including time slots and panels, once the submission window has closed. The conference will be held in US Central Time. We are currently accepting proposals for papers, panels, and now posters! The deadline for submissions remains July 24, 2020. Submit your work here: https://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Midwest-St-Louis-2020

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ISA-Midwest St. Louis 2020 Announcement

The ISA-Midwest Board has been in conversation about the best path forward for our region; we listened to your feedback and reached out to past leadership of the region as well. After careful consideration, our conclusion is that we will hold the 2020 ISA-Midwest on a virtual platform.

We are aware that there are, and will be, significant health concerns, as well as financial constraints on travel. This is a much difficult decision -and, a disappointment for many of us; nonetheless, it is a prudent and socially responsible decision at this time. As difficult as this decision is, it gives us a clear direction in planning the event -and, a peace of mind as we all schedule the fall.

Our program chair Dr. Leah Windsor, and the Board, will make every effort to make the 2020 ISA-Midwest a meaningful experience. Dr. Windsor will reach out with more information as the program comes into shape. The ISA-Midwest is a successful event because of its attendees; we look forward to a joint effort and rely on our attendees in making it another successful event this November as well.

In conclusion, this is a collaborative decision that benefited from your participation in the survey, and the thoughtful insights provided by our colleagues. As the region’s president, I take ownership of this tough decision [and, hope very much that come November this will appear unnecessary]. We look forward to your proposals and to the ISA-Midwest 2020; the deadline for submission is July 24th.

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ISA-Midwest St. Louis 2020: Call for Proposals

The International Studies Association-Midwest invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined, for its annual meeting. The conference is scheduled to be held on November 20th-22nd at the Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the ISA-Midwest conference is Friday, July 24th. 

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