International Studies Association-Northeast
Annual Conference

4-5 November 2011
Providence Biltmore
Providence, RI, USA
Submission deadline: 20 May 2011

The annual conference of the International Studies Association-Northeast (ISA-NE) will be held 4-5 November 2011 at the Providence Biltmore in Providence. Rhode Island.

ISA-NE invites paper and panel proposals on any subject related to international studies, broadly defined. Topics might include (but are not limited to) international relations theory, international law and organizations, foreign policy, globalization, human rights, international development, conflict resolution, military/strategic studies, the environment, feminist theory/gender studies, and international political economy. ISA-NE expressly welcomes research on critical constructivism, post-structuralism, and postmodernism and/or undertaken through these lenses.

We also encourage paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on subjects related to this year’s conference theme, Continuity and Change in Global Politics. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The rise and decline of great powers;
  • Economic crises and international order;
  • The causes and consequences of the emergence of new actors in world politics;
  • Globalization and regionalization;
  • Power, sovereignty, and discipline in international relations; and
  • Theories and approaches to the study of international change.

Conference participation is open to all scholars and graduate students. We especially encourage proposals from varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek to showcase the work of advanced graduate students and junior as well as senior scholars, and we welcome innovative ideas about the format, structure, and content of conference sessions.

Papers delivered at ISA-NE are eligible for consideration for the Fred Hartmann Award (graduate students/ABD) or the Lee Bennett Award (scholars who have completed their Ph.D. degrees). Graduate students whose papers are accepted for presentation and who do not receive support from their departments are eligible to apply for travel support from ISA-NE.

Panel, roundtable, and individual paper proposals can be submitted via the myISA login page; on the main page for the ISA-NE conference, click the “My Submissions” link to submit a proposal. Although you will need to create a myISA account if you do not already have one in order to access the system, you do not need to already be a member of the International Studies Association in order to do so.

The conference program also includes a number of events of interest. Our provisional schedule includes a keynote address by International Studies Association President and Harvard University Professor Beth Simmons and the annual meeting of the Northeast Critics Circle.

Deadline for paper/panel submissions is Friday, 20 May 2011. Questions about potential submissions and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chair, Daniel H. Nexon. Scholars willing to serve as panel chairs/discussants should use the myISA system to signal their willingness and to provide information on their areas of expertise.

The preliminary program will be posted by 2 August 2011 at the International Studies Association website under “Regions & Sections,” and on the ISA-NE website.

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