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Newsletter: May 2017

Association News

Call for Officer Nominations

The ISA Nominating Committee invites nominations for offices of President, Vice President, and At-Large Representative for 2019-2020. ISA seeks candidates with professional distinction and past involvement in (and knowledge of) ISA, and is strongly committed to diversity in its officers. The nomination deadline is June 15, 2017.

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ISA Special Project Grants

Each year, the ISA HQ receives a variety of proposals, outside the current ISA funding mechanisms, that ask for project support and make a financial request. During its 2017 meeting in Baltimore, the Governing Council renewed the special project grants program; proposals for funding are accepted from members and sections/regions/caucuses. The deadline to submit proposals is July 1, 2017.

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Hong Kong 2017

We're looking forward to the upcoming 2017 ISA Hong Kong conference, taking place June 15-18 at the University of Hong Kong. Review the program and start building out your schedule as we inch closer to the conference. Excited to see you in Hong Kong!

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ISA Research Workshop Grants

The International Studies Association announces the deadline for 2017 – 2018 grants to support workshops for collaborative research that is new and innovative and involves scholars who are drawn from the global international studies community. Workshops are no longer required to be held in conjunction with the ISA Annual Convention (to be held in San Francisco, California, April 4-7, 2018). They may be held at an alternate location or time, almost anywhere in the world. The deadline for Workshop Grant applications is June 30, 2017.

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Convention News

#ISA2018 Call for Proposals: In Other Words Roundtables

In response to recommendations made by the participants at the first ISA-Global South Caucus Dialogue in 2016 in Atlanta, we are pleased to launch "In Other Words" Roundtables. This pilot project is designed to achieve greater inclusiveness and to reflect the diversity of our association. The call for "In Other Words" roundtable submissions can be viewed in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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#ISA2018 Early Bird Special

We're delighted to announce the ISA 2018 Early Bird Special! We welcome you to take advantage of these discounts to reserve your booths and advertising for the 2018 ISA Annual Conference. The Early Bird Special is available till May 31, 2017.

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Career Course Proposal

ISA’s Annual Convention offers participants the opportunity to take part in Career Courses (CC). Career Courses are half-day sessions in which an Instructor, or team of Instructors, offers registered attendees instruction on a specific subject within their area of expertise. Past CC have included case writing and teaching, using simulations in the classroom, and designing programs for international education, among others.

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Challenging Oppressions at ISA & Beyond

This thematic series is the culmination of years of activism around issues of systemic discrimination and inequalities within ISA and the academy at large. Building upon the 2017 Challenging Oppressions series, which took place at the ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore, next year’s sessions aim to move beyond talk to identify solutions to systemic oppressions within ISA, our disciplines, and the academy as a whole.

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Pay It Forward Application

Submissions are now open for ISA’s fifth annual pre-Convention workshop, Pay It Forward (PIF): Women Helping Women in International Relations. PIF is a unique mentorship program directed toward women graduate students and junior faculty, which addresses a variety of topics, such as securing employment, publishing, tenure, promotion, and work-life balance, among others. Mid-career to senior career mentors facilitate the workshop, providing guidance on how to successfully navigate the discipline. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2017.

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Working Group Proposal

Working Groups (WG) serve as a forum for dialogue and interaction around designated issue areas at the Annual Convention. Working Group participants meet three times during the Convention and discuss the most thought-provoking issues surrounding a given theme. Past WG have focused on subjects as varied as human rights, religion in international politics, populism and global governance, among others. Direct WG inquiries to Kristy Belton, Director of Professional Development. The deadline for WG proposals is June 15, 2017

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From our Groups

ISA and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI): Unlearning Intolerance: Perspectives from 2017

On April 26, 2017 ISA and the UNAI teamed up for an event that took place as part of the series “Prevention Forum.” The event, titled “Unlearning Intolerance: Perspectives on 2017” sought out academics and practitioners to come together and explore means of preventing manifestations of intolerance and violent extremism.

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Announcing ISA-West 2017

The International Studies Association West region is pleased to announce our 2017 annual conference, September 22nd – 23rd, in Pasadena, California, USA. ISA-West invites paper, panel and roundtable proposals on any subject related to international studies, broadly defined. ISA-West continues to have paper awards and limited travel grants available to ISA members only. The deadline for paper/panel submissions is Monday, June 19, 2017.

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Announcing ISA-Midwest 2017

The International Studies Association-Midwest invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined, for its annual meeting. The conference will be held November 17-19 at the Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the ISA-Midwest conference is Monday, July 3rd, 2017.

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WCIS Graduate Student Best Paper Award

WCIS seeks to acknowledge the best graduate student paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention. All authors must be graduate students at the time the paper is written. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2017.

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IPE Best Book Award

The International Political Economy Annual Best Book Award recognizes an outstanding monograph in the field of IPE published within the past two years. Nominated books will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, and rigor.The deadline for submission is June 30, 2017.

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IO Lawrence S. Finkelstein Prize

The Lawrence S. Finkelstein Prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the ISA Baltimore 2017 conference.The deadline for submission is June 30, 2017.

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IO Distinguished Scholar Award

The section is delighted to announce its bi-annual Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes senior scholars of exceptional merit whose influence, intellectual works and mentorship will likely continue to impact the field for years to come. Nominations should include a narrative/statement of contributions (1-3 pages), curriculum vitae and letters of support (not to exceed five). The deadline for submission is June 30, 2017.

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ENMISA Distinguished Book Award

The Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section (ENMISA) Distinguished Book Award Selection Committee invites nominations and submissions for the section's Distinguished Book Award competition. The deadline for submission is August 14, 2017.

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ENMISA Martin O. Heisler Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper

The Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section (ENMISA) Martin O. Heisler Award Selection Committee invites nominations and submissions for the section's annual graduate student paper competition. Papers must have been presented at the ISA Annual Convention in 2017 (Baltimore) to qualify, and recipients must be current ISA members. The committee welcomes papers from any discipline advancing our understanding of ethnicity, nationalism and migration. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2017.

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IO Chadwick Alger Prize

The section also invites nominations for the Chadwick F. Alger Prize which recognizes the best book published in the 2017 calendar year on the subject of international organization and multilateralism. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

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Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award

The Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award honors the legacy of Misty Gerner as not only a fine scholar, but also as a passionate and dedicated teacher and mentor. In keeping with Misty’s interests and commitments and the goals of the New Millennium Book Series, emphasis will be on pedagogy that engages students with issues of war, peace, identity, sovereignty, security, and sustainability—economic, environmental, or ethical—as they are evolving in the 21st century. The deadline for submission is October 10, 2017.

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