January 2019 Newsletter

Association News


Call for Proposals: ISA Accra 2019

ISA is pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for the 2019 international conference at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. The deadline for paper/panel submissions is January 21, 2019. We're looking forward to our next international meeting in bustling Accra and hope to see you there! See isanet.org for the official call for papers.


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. For more information please see our Professional Resource Center for full details.



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.

Convention Updates


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 meting 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 early!

Be sure to make your Toronto hotel reservations today. The Sheraton Toronto and the Hilton Toronto are our co-Headquarters hotels, and both will be hosting panels, meetings, and receptions. 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. Submit an application soon because KiddieCorp currently has a waiting list.


ISA Cabaret is back for Toronto!

ISA's version of an "open mic." Come join the audience to hear the hidden talents of your colleagues! Or you can perform - you're welcome to borrow a guitar. Contact Beth DeSombre at edesombr@wellesley.edu if you have questions or want to sign up in advance to perform, or just come by and we'll fit you in. Join us on Friday, March 29, 8:00 to 11:00 pm, in Sheraton B room at the Sheraton hotel.


Reminders from our Groups

Call for Nominations: Women's Caucus Executive Council

The Women’s Caucus (WCIS) invites nominations (and self-nominations) for FIVE open positions on the WCIS Executive Council. The deadline for receiving nominations is February 1, 2019. Serving on the executive council is a wonderful opportunity to become involved with the Caucus, as well as ISA as a whole. See the call for more details.

Call for Proposals: ISA Asia-Pacific Singapore 2019

We are pleased to invite proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables for the ISA Asia-Pacific 2019 Conference, taking place at Nanyang Technological University. The conference will be held July 4-6, 2019 at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the Asia-Pacific 2019 conference is February 8, 2019. See the call for more details.

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 is February 10, 2019. Submit here today!

PEACE-PHS Kent 2019: Call for Proposals

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.


Deadline extension! DPLST Bertha Lutz Prize

DPLST is extending its deadline for the Bertha Lutz Prize to February 29, 2019. For more information pleease see https://www.isanet.org/Programs/Awards/DPLST-Bertha-Lutz-Prize.

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