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Newsletter: September 2017

Association News

ISA Special Project Grants Proposals

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 proposal deadline is November 1, 2017.

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Accepting Proposals: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

International studies scholarship expands and deepens apace as the results of our research appear in the form of books, journal articles, and other media. This proliferation of scholarly literature poses a high bar to entry for students and new scholars, as well as to established scholars seeking to explore a new topic.

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FLACSO Quito 2018: Call for Proposals

We're excited about our upcoming FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference, scheduled for July 25th - 27th, 2018 in Quito, Ecuador. Paper, panel and roundtable submissions related to all areas of international studies and world politics are welcome, and especially those related to our theme "Power Reconfigurations: Regional and Global Responses in an Age of Uncertainty". Deadline to register is December 15, 2017

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Convention News

On Site At ISA!

In anticipation of the preliminary program release, we're delighted to share a few highlights from our last ISA Annual Convention. Join us as we celebrate the work of our colleagues (international studies, digital media, and everywhere in between) and get excited about San Francisco!

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Working Group Applications

We are pleased to announce that the application process to take part in one of ISA's 2018 Working Groups will open on September 21st . If you are interested in taking part in either "Change in the Higher Education Landscape: The Power of Intercultural Networks in Innovative Learning" or "'Unsettling' International Relations: Knowing and Unknowing the Settler Colonial Present," please visit our website.

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Career Courses

We are pleased to announce that the application process to take part in ISA's 2018 Career Courses will also open on 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, 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

ISA Women's Caucus Updates

This summer, ISA Women's Caucus was proud to support the inaugural meeting of its sister group, MulheRIs, at the annual meeting of the Brazilian Association for International Relations.

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ISA-IO Call for Proposals - International Institutions and/in the Global South

The ISA International Organization section approved funds to support a Special Workshop on the topic of International Institutions and/in the Global South for the 2018 meeting in San Francisco. The workshop should focus not only on the relationship between international institutions and/in the Global South, but in its composition it should also balance the views from the various corners of the world that are being discussed.

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ISA-South 2017 Program Announced

We are delighted to inform you that the preliminary program for the ISA-South 2017 conference, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA (October 20th - 21st, 2017), has been announced. The pre-registration deadline is September 26, 2017. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in October!

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ISA-Northeast 2017 Program Announced

We are delighted to inform you that the preliminary program for the ISA-NE 2017 conference, to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA November 3rd - 4th, 2017), has been announced. The pre-registration deadline is September 25, 2017. We look forward to seeing you in Providence in November!

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ISA-Midwest 2017 Program Announced

We are delighted to inform you that the preliminary program for the ISA-Midwest 2017 conference, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (November 17th - 18th, 2017), has been announced. The preregistration deadline is October 11, 2017. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis in November!

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Other Upcoming Conferences

ISA-West and ISSS-ISAC are fast approaching! Registration will be available on site. We look forward to seeing you!

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Awards

J. Ann Tickner Award

The Tickner award was established in 2011 to recognize J. Ann Tickner for her pathbreaking role within ISA and in the discipline of International Relations more generally. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2017.

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Susan Northcutt Award

The Women's Caucus for International Studies (WCIS) invites nominations for the Susan (Stoudinger) Northcutt Award. The award recognizes a person who actively works towards recruiting and advancing women and other minorities in the profession, and whose spirit is inclusive, generous and conscientious. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

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Gerner Grant for Professional Development

The Women's Caucus for International Studies (WCIS) invites nominations for the Deborah "Misty" Gerner Grant for Professional Development, sponsored by Lynne Rienner Publishers. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

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IO Chadwick F. Alger Best Book Award

The section 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. Submission Deadline is October 1, 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 deadline for nominations is October 15, 2017 (deadline extended). Nominations should include a short narrative on the qualities of the candidate, statements of contribution, curriculum vitae and letters of support.

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Professional Items of Note

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