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Newsletter: January 2017

Association News

HK 2017 Pre-Registration Deadline!

Reminder: the pre-registration deadline to remain On Program for the Hong Kong 2017 Conference is January 20th. We look forward to seeing everyone in Hong Kong!

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Looking Forward to #ISA2017

ISA 2017 in Baltimore promises to be an exciting and busy convention! Be sure to check your schedule online to make sure you have the latest information about what's going on and where to be. And if you have time, plan to add a moment to drop by the Interview Spot and join the UConn DMD student team as they document the #ISA2017 experience!

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Convention News

ISA 2017 Childcare Services

ISA offers daily childcare services available to ISA members only at the ISA 2017 Convention. Childcare is provided by Kiddie Corp, and all children must be pre-registered by January 20, 2017.

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Check out the Exhibit Hall!

The Exhibit Hall at our Convention is a popular destination for our estimated 5,900 attendees. In Baltimore, we'll have 100 booths occupied by publishers, organizations, software developers and other groups providing products and services of professional interest to our members. Located in the Key Ballroom at the Hilton Baltimore, the hall is a popular destination, with its sponsored coffee breaks and WiFi, and is open to registered participants from Wednesday at 1pm through Saturday at noon.

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Need Transportation?

SuperShuttle of Baltimore welcomes ISA 2017 Annual Conference attendees! SuperShuttle can provide transportation to and from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) Airport. A 10% Discount is available online only at between February 16 through March 1!

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Early Career Scholar Opportunities

ISA 2017 is one of the primary places for early career scholars and professionals to deepen their knowledge of international studies, expand their networks, showcase their research and learn some tools of the trade. If you are still a student, newly graduated or just a few months or years into your professional career, ISA 2017 provides many opportunities for you to grow professionally.

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Travel Grant Recipient Information

REMINDER - All ISA 2017 Travel Grant recipients must submit convention travel receipts to no later than February 1, 2017. Types of receipts eligible for reimbursement include transportation and accommodations.

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From our Groups

Call for Papers: ISA-GSCIS Havana 2017

The Global South Caucus is holding a Workshop in Havana from July 6-8, 2017. The theme of the workshop is Exploring the Local in International Relations and will be held at the University of Havana, Cuba. Proposal submissions can be sent immediately. The proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Call For Proposals: ISA-CISS 2017

The Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), in collaboration with the School of Political Science at the University of Bologna and its Department of Political and Social Sciences, is organizing a conference on Cooperation and Contestation in World Politics from June 28-30, 2017. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2017.

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WCIS Breakfast in Baltimore

WCIS has been delighted with the overwhelming response and interest in the 2017 Baltimore WCIS Breakfast (over 180 people!). Registration for the Breakfast Meeting is now closed, but there's still the opportunity to help subsidize a student's participation ($10) in the WCIS Breakfast meeting!

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ISA-NE 2016: Closing Remarks

The ISA Northeast region hosted its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland on November 4-5. Our theme was “(In)Human(e) World Politics.” Two hundred and thirty scholars presented work in some 42 panels and roundtables, making this one of the largest northeast regional conferences ever.

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Edward Said Award

The Global Development Studies (GDS) Section of the ISA in collaboration with Third World Quarterly are delighted to announce the second instance of the Edward Said Award for the best Graduate Paper. The deadline for the award is January 13.

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IPE Outstanding Activist Scholar Award Session

This panel honors Medea Benjamin with the IPE Section’s 2017 Outstanding Activist Scholar Award, which honors truly exemplary individuals who bridge academia and activism. The session is Friday February 24 from 1:45-3:00pm in Holiday 2 of the Hilton Baltimore.

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A Note to Award Committees

This is a reminder that while the names of award recipients will not be included on the printed program, ISA-HQ is still collecting winner information to be presented in Baltimore! Please contact Giulianna Franchetti with award information.

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Professional Items of Note

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Meet your ISA:
Human Rights Section (HR)

The purpose of the Human Rights (HR) Section is to encourage multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the area of human rights. This includes those in the disciplines of political science, law, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and other related fields. It will foster discussion and other interaction between members of the ISA as well as those outside of the ISA with view toward enhancing academic research, policy development and teaching in the broad and varied area of human rights and related issues.

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