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Newsletter: February 2016

Association News

Annual Convention 2016

We are looking forward to our upcoming Annual Convention, March 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. As you prepare for the Convention, check out our Travel & Hotels and At the Convention pages on the convention website, offering information on how to get to Atlanta, what to do and see while there, as well as links to the program and your schedule.

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Following on the very successful event held at the UN in January 2015, ISA invites applications to participate in "ISA at UNAI", a joint program between ISA and the United Nations Academic Impact office. This program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, in an informal and off-the-record setting, between ISA members and their counterparts at the United Nations.

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Journal of Global Security Studies

The Journal of Global Security Studies (JoGSS) is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural issue. For more information about JoGSS and the submissions process more generally please visit

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Convention Updates

Call for Proposals: Late Breaking Session Roundtables

The 2016 ISA conference program team would like to invite participants to submit roundtable sessions on current events or the Presidential Theme, "Exploring Peace," to be included in the program at the 2016 ISA conference. Proposals must include at least 1 chair and 4 panelists, and all panelists must be already registered to attend the conference. Proposals will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please email proposals to with the subject line “Late Breaking Session” to have your roundtable considered.

Last Chance for Discounted Hotel Room Rates

The last chance to reserve a hotel room with an ISA group rate is on February 12, 2016. Please note, after that date, any rooms shown as open on ISA's hotel website may be at a higher rate once the ISA group rate block is full.

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ISA 2016 Paper Archive Open

ISA policy requires a paper to be uploaded no later than five business days before the conference, but, we ask that you try to have a PDF uploaded no later March 7th (February 15th for JSS papers) to give your discussant time to read your work. Note that ISA only accepts PDF files less than 10mb in size.

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ISA 2016 Online Registration Closing

Online registration for the ISA 2016 Convention in Atlanta closes on March 1, 2016. Onsite registration will take place at the convention, beginning on March 15, 2016.

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From our Groups

ICOMM - Last chance to register online!

The ISA-ICOMM conference will take place on March 15th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Online registration for ISA-ICOMM ends on February 15, 2016.

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CISS Proposal Deadline

The International Studies Association Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) is pleased to announce proposals are being accepted for our 2016 conference, June 13-15, 2016, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The deadline for proposals is February 17, 2016.

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CEEISA-ISA 2016 Pre-Registration

The CEEISA-ISA 2016 conference will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from June 23-25, 2016. In order to confirm participation on the program, participants must register by March 1, 2016. Special registration discounts are offered for CEEISA and ISA members.

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Call for Participation: ISA-Global South Caucus Dialogue

ISA and the Global South Caucus (GSC) wish to invite participation in the “ISA Global South Caucus Dialogue” to be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Annual Convention in Atlanta. This dialogue will address the GSC’s emphasis on raising the profile and involvement of scholars and scholarship from the Global South in the work of the ISA.

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ISA Asia-Pacific Workshop for Early Career Researchers

The ISA Asia Pacific Region is pleased to announce a pre-conference workshop on June 24, 2016, in conjunction with their Hong Kong conference, on international publishing opportunities for Asia Pacific Early Career Researchers. Applications are due March 1, 2016.

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IPE Outstanding Activist Scholar Award

Margaret Levi will be honoured as the IPE section's 2016 Outstanding Activist Scholar in Atlanta. The panel at which she will speak is on Friday March 18th from 1:45pm-3:30pm in Salon A in the Hilton Atlanta. The session will be co-chaired by Hasmet M. Uluorta and Andrej Grubacic. If you have any questions please contact Hasmet.

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Professional Items of Note

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Keep ISA Updated!

With the Convention nearly upon us, we'd like to take a moment to make sure that our records are up to date. If you have recently moved affiliations, be sure you update it in our system so that our records are correct.

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New in the PRC

"Practicalities of Publishing Your First Book: Approaching the Editor"

If you are planning your schedule for the ISA annual meeting in Atlanta and wondering whether and when you should set up a meeting with an editor to talk about your book, read on. Thanks to advice from three editors who all have an interest in encouraging early career authors and a wide range of experiences in publishing, Kerry Crawford, ISA's Rosenau Post-Doc, has put together a list of practical suggestions with the goal of better preparing ISA’s newest authors as you travel to the conference with proposals or manuscripts in tow.

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Meet your ISA:
International Communication Section (ICOMM)

ICOMM is broadly interested in issues including (but not limited to), the impact of information technologies in world politics, the role of the media in foreign policy, cultural dimensions of international studies, the political economy of the communications industries, information in the global order.

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