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Newsletter: April 2018

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia (ORE) of International Studies now available via subscription

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia (ORE) of International Studies is now available via subscription. Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the ORE of International Studies combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. Led by Renée Marlin-Bennett and a board of expert scholars, this born-digital academic tool provides in-depth overviews of the major areas of research and will continue to grow with the field over time. Read more about the project, learn how to subscribe, or recommend it to your library, here.

ISA Announces New Editorial Team for International Studies Quarterly

The International Studies Association has selected a new editorial team for its flagship journal, International Studies Quarterly. A team from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will take over responsibility for the journal starting January 1, 2019. Professors Brandon Prins and Krista Wiegand will serve as lead editors. Both are faculty members in the university’s department of political science and fellows with the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. The team also consists of eight associate editors: Pinar Bilgin (Bilkent University, Turkey), Ajin Choi (Yonsei University, South Korea), Theo Farrell (University of Wollongong, Australia), Courtney Hillebrecht (University of Nebraska, USA), Wonjae Hwang (University of Tennessee, USA), Brian Phillips (CIDE, Mexico), Laura Shepherd (University of Sydney, Australia), and Robert Trager (UCLA, USA).

ISA Announces New Editorial Team for International Interactions

The International Studies Association has selected a new editorial team for its flagship journal, International Interactions. The International Studies Association has selected a new editorial team for its flagship journal, International Studies Quarterly. The new team includes Jeffrey Pickering (Kansas State University), Lead Editor, Ana Carolina Garriga (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE), Editor, Theodora-Ismene Gizelis (University of Essex), Editor Carla Martinez Machain (Kansas State University), Editor Burcu Savun (University of Pittsburgh), Editor and Mark Souva (Florida State University), Editor.

FLACSO-ISA Quito 2018 Program Announced!

FLACSO and ISA are delighted to announce our 2018 Preliminary Program. The FLACSO-ISA Quito 2018 Conference will be held at FLACSO Ecuador, in Quito, Ecuador on July 25th-27th, 2018. The theme of the conference is Power Reconfigurations: Regional and Global Responses in an Age of Uncertainty / Reconfiguraciones de Poder: Respuestas Regionales y Globales en Tiempos de Incertidumbre. Please visit the Program and Events page for additional details. We look forward to seeing everyone in Quito!

Convention Updates!

Call for Submissions: ISA 2019 in Toronto!

Submissions have opened for #ISA2019 in Toronto! The theme is Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress and will take place from March 27th - 30th, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See the full call here!

Call for Memorabilia: 60th Anniversary of ISA!

We are looking to collect memorabilia as part of a historical project for #ISA2019 as it is the 60th Anniversary of ISA Conventions. Please submit photos, old programs, memories to!

Get Paid to Engage!

Are you interested in teaching at the Annual Convention? Do you have some interesting method, subject or pedagogical technique that you want to share with others? If so, consider applying to be an Instructor at the 2019 Annual Convention in Toronto! Applications are now open here! Use that link to find out more information about the Career Course program, past Career Course offerings, as well as the application link (scroll down to the "Submit Proposal" button). If your application is accepted, you will be paid to teach a half-day long course on a subject that interests you! So what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Reminders from our Groups...

Innovative Pedagogy Conference 2018

The first annual International Studies Association Innovative Pedagogy Conference (ISA-IPC) will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in St. Louis, MO, in conjunction with the ISA Midwest meeting. This new ISA initiative marks the beginning of a series of programs to be held in conjunction with regional conferences around the United States, and beyond.Deadline for nominations: By email to Mary Jane Parmentier on or before May 15, 2018. Deadline for receiving hard/physical copies of books by committee: August 15, 2018

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IPE Outstanding Activist Scholar: Call for Nominations

Members of the International Studies Association are invited to nominate a candidate for the Outstanding Activist Scholar Award (OAS). Nominations using this form may be sent to Committee Chair: Hasmet Uluorta ( by April 26, 2018 for consideration by the selection committee.

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Call for Nominations: GDS Book Award

The International Studies Association (ISA) Global Development Studies (GDS) section is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the GDS Book Prize. Books should meet the goals of the section, including a scholarly concern “with development and global justice working across a number of fields, for example, postcolonial studies, development studies, critical political economy, critical security studies, social and political theory, history, sociology, gender studies, and public policy.”

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