March 2019 Newsletter

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. Wifi will allow for email checking and light web browsing from personal devices. The only areas that will support streaming are the Exhibit Hall and Cyber Cafe during the hours they are open. If you have prearranged using video or web connections, the internet will be strong enough for those events.

VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the internet service in meeting rooms does not support remote video use, like Skype or Facetime. 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 an AV tech is asked for support of streaming video (or anything else outside our contract), they will, on the spot, ask for payment from that individual.

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


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.


Guestroom Internet

For those staying at the Hilton, you can join Hilton Hhonors, or use your current membership number, to get free basic internet in your guestroom. If you are at the Sheraton, which is now a Marriott property, you can no longer use your Starwood SPG numbers. Please join Marriott Bonvoy to get free basic guestroom internet. Your current Marriott rewards accounts still apply.


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.


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:


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.


Association News

ACCRA 2019 Program Announced!

The preliminary program for the 2019 ISA Accra International Conference, to be held at the Legon Center for International Affairs & Diplomacy, at the University of Ghana, has been announced. If you have been placed on the program, please be sure to register by May 1, to retain your place on the final program. We will be providing information on hotels in the coming weeks. Were looking forward to seeing you in Accra! See more information here


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.


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

Reminders from our Groups

Save the date: ISA at UNAI

On Thursday, 25 April, the ISA and the United Nations will sponsor an afternoon of events around the topic of South-South Cooperation for Development. This will be part of the ongoing ISA at UNAI program to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please see the full story here

Asia-Pacific 2019 Program Announced!

We are delighted to inform you that the preliminary program for the ISA Asia-Pacific 2019 Singapore Conference, to be held at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU One-North) in Singapore from July 4th to July 6th, 2019 has been announced. If you have been placed on the program, please be sure to register by April 22nd, to retain your place on the final program. We are looking forward to seeing you in Singapore in July! See more information here


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

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

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