Febraury 2019 Newsletter

Association News


New Series in the Professional Resource Center

Broadening Engagements with International Affairs is an interview series hosted by the ISA Professional Resource Center and written by ISA James N. Rosenau Post-Doctoral Fellow Jamie J. Hagen. This month features a new interview with Brent Sasley about the role of the ISA Online Media Caucus.



On Thursday, 25 April 2019 at 3:00pm, ISA and the United Nations will sponsor an open forum on the topic “South-South cooperation and the UN Development System: Complement, competitor, role model, or threat?” This event is part of a series being cosponsored by ISA and United Nations Academic Impact, leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. For more information please see isanet.org.


ISA - International Interactions

II publishes annual special issues in research that focuses upon the broad range of relations and interactions among the actors in the global system, and is now soliciting proposals for a 2021 special issue. We welcome special issues on topics that include political violence (such as interstate conflict, civil wars, and terrorism), conflict management and resolution, economic development, regional integration, trade relations, institutions, and globalization. For the full call please see http://bit.ly/2WdlPyl.

Convention Updates


New Workshop! "From CV to Resume"

We are pleased to announce a new workshop, "From CV to Resume: A Guide for Early Career Scholars in International Studies." Learn quick and effective strategies to highlight your academic experiences and achievements to the non-academic labour market in a resume format. This will be an interactive session that provides clear guidelines on content and formatting, as well as practical advice and feedback on tailoring to job postings. The workshop, which is open to anyone, will take place on March 30 from 8:15am-10:00am in the Pine East room of the Sheraton Centre hotel. Please add it to your schedule here.


Upload Your ISA 2019 Paper!

We handle paper uploads directly through our website. You will find the option to upload your paper on your personal schedule page. Please note that we only accept PDF files and that they can be no more than 10mb in size. ISA policy requires a PDF copy of each paper presented at the Convention to be uploaded to the archive. This year, to give discussants, chairs, and fellow panelists time to read, we ask that participants upload papers by March 20, 2019. Please click here for more details.


WiFi Access and Limitations for #ISA2019

ISA is very pleased to announce that in addition to providing wifi in the Exhibit Hall, we will also be providing basic internet access in all meeting rooms in Toronto. Please note, however, that the only areas that will support streaming are the Exhibit Hall and Cyber Cafe during the hours they are open.

ISA is grateful to Oxford University Press and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University for co-sponsoring this new offering for our attendees. The code to access WiFi at the ISA 2019 Convention is "isa2019" (all lowercase).

Additionally, ISA has a few laptops available across from the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton. Pay-for-use workstations are available in the business centers of the Hilton and Sheraton hotels. To purchase or use internet in your guestroom, follow the instructions posted in your room. Note that guestroom internet does not transfer to the meeting spaces.

Again, pleaase note: this Convention internet service will not support remote video use, like Skype, in meeting rooms. Neither ISA nor its AV partners provide support, sound, microphones, etc. for any sort of video conferencing capabilities under any circumstances. The band-width of the in-house wifi cannot accommodate video. If you have prearranged using video or web connections, the internet will be strong enough for those events.


Reserve your hotel now!

Be sure to make your Toronto hotel reservations today. The Hilton is now full, and the Sheraton has only a few nights open. We have a number of overflow hotels available so please be sure to see the link below for information on those hotels. Please note that ISA's group rates at any of our website hotels expires on March 4 or when hotel block is full, whichever comes first. For hotel and travel information see: https://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Toronto-2019/Travel/Hotels.


Childcare Services at #ISA2019

ISA is pleased to continue our partnership with Kiddie Corp at the 2019 Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario. Kiddie Corp is currently full on most days - there may be a waiting list for preferred dates.


Reminders from our Groups

Reminder: IDSS-KAIS Joint Conference 2019 is open and accepting proposals!

The International Studies Association Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS) invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined, for its 2019 conference. The theme of the conference is "Regionalist Perspectives on World Order: Challenges and Responses". The conference will be held July 4th-6th at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the ISA IDSS-KAIS conference has been extended to February 22, 2019. Submit here today!

PEACE-PHS Joint Conference 2019

We are pleased to invite proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables for the PEACE-PHS Joint Conference 2019, taking place at Kent State University. The conference will be held October 24-26, 2019 at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the PEACE-PHS 2019 conference is February 15, 2019. See the call for more details.


2019 Award recipients are in!

Thank you to the 2019 award chairs for your hard work on selecting the 2019 ISA award recipients and congratulations to all those who will receive an award in Toronto! To see a complete listing of the 2019 awardees head over to https://www.isanet.org/News/ID/5682/2019-Award-Recipients.

2019 Edward Said Award

The ISA Global Development Studies (GDS) Section is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2019 Edward Said Award. The Edward Said Award has been established to honor the intellectual legacy of Professor Said and to recognize outstanding Graduate Research. To learn more please see https://www.isanet.org/Programs/Awards/Edward-Said-Award.

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