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Newsletter: November 2017

Association News

ISP Publishing English and Spanish Language Abstracts

International Studies Perspectives has begun publishing English and Spanish language abstracts for all its articles. As of November 2017, there are eight articles in Advance Access with Spanish abstracts, and Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2018) will be the first print issue to feature Spanish abstracts.

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FLACSO Quito 2018: Submission Deadline Approaching!

The deadline for submitting a proposal for our upcoming FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference, is fast approaching! FLACSO Quito is scheduled for July 25th - 27th, 2018 and paper, panel and roundtable submissions related to all areas of international studies and world politics are welcome. The deadline to submit proposals is December 15, 2017

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FLACSO Quito 2018: Travel Grants

Travel grants for FLACSO-ISA Quito 2018 are open November 1 through December 15, 2017. Please contact for questions.

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Looking for Good Ideas: Submit to the Professional Resource Center

The Association is in the process of developing its Professional Resource Center (PRC) to better serve you. As part of this initiative, we would like to invite you to share syllabi, reading lists and/or class lesson plans that will be made available in the pedagogy area of our PRC. We are especially interested in receiving materials that are related to our ISA Sections, but welcome other International Studies materials as well (e.g. general introductory course syllabi). Please direct your submissions or queries to ISA’s Director of Professional Development, Dr. Kristy A. Belton (, and thank you in advance for your support!

Convention News

IO Editorial Café: Call for Papers

International Organization’s editorial team is happy to announce the first IO editorial café during the 2018 annual meetings of the International Studies Association in San Francisco.

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ISA 2018 Withdrawal Deadline

The deadline to withdraw from the ISA 2018 program is December 1, 2017. Participants who withdraw after this deadline will be penalized by not being allowed to participate on the ISA 2019 program.

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ISA 2018 Make Your Hotel Reservation Today!

Reserve your rooms for San Francisco soon! The ISA official hotels, Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the Parc 55, San Francisco are almost full. Make reservations now to get our group rates and be able to stay at the conference hotels.

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ISA 2018 Childcare Services

ISA is pleased to continue our partnership with Kiddie Corp at the 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. Program services are available only to ISA members on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-members who wish to participate in the child care program must first join ISA before submitting a registration. For more information please visit our child care site at

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Reception Space Reservation Reminder

The deadline for submissions and catering orders is December 1, 2017. Availability is limited so schedule soon (before we run out of space at the HQ hotel). Click here to complete a reservation request, download catering menus, review AV pricing and other costs. Please contact Donalyn Maneggia ( if you are an affiliate and Jeanne White ( if you are an ISA group for assistance or to make arrangements.

Career Courses

We are pleased to announce that the application process to take part in ISA's 2018 Career Courses opened September 21st. Career Course participation is on a first come, first served basis and is an elective "add on" during the 2018 Annual Convention registration process. These courses always elicit more interest than space available, so we encourage you to register for a course as soon as you are able. To find out more about the 2018 Career Courses, visit our website.

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For our Affiliates

ISA Regions, Sections and affiliate groups are invited to host a workshop, business meeting or reception during the ISA 2018 Annual Convention. All events will be held at either Hilton San Francisco Union Square or the Parc 55. Meeting space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone in need of reserving meeting room space or catering can now do so through our convention home page under the section "For Affiliates."

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Partner With Us!

ISA's sponsors play an important role in our Convention and related activities. As a sponsor, your organization helps make the conference possible. In appreciation for the support our sponsors provide, we recognize their contributions widely - both in our printed program and online. For our major sponsors, many additional benefits are available.

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From our Groups

Women's Caucus

The Women's Caucus is collecting information in an effort to better serve the needs and interests of our members. Please participate in this survey. It should take 3-5 minutes to complete. This link does not track identifying information of respondents and all data will be kept confidential by the WCIS Executive Board. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Christina Fattore, WCIS Communications Coordinator at

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2017 Bertha Lutz Prize

The Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST) of the International Studies Association (ISA) invites nominations for the inaugural Bertha Lutz Prize. In 2017 the DPLST, in cooperation with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS – University of London, established the prize to award a scholar who is considered to be conducting the highest quality public writing and research on women in diplomacy, defined broadly. The 2017 prize will be awarded at the 2018 ISA conference in San Francisco, CA. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2017.

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DPLST Article Award

The Diplomatic Studies Section is honoring the article that best advances the theoretical and empirical study of diplomacy. We especially welcome those articles that attempt to connect the study of diplomacy with broader issues and trends in the discipline.The deadline to apply is December 31, 2017 .

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Professional Items of Note

Keeping in Touch

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Upcoming Deadlines

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December 1, 2017
December 15, 2017
December 31, 2017

Recent Publications

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Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS)

The Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association brings together scholars who apply feminist theory to International Relations or look at the field through a gender lens.

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