Tag: ISA-NE 2011

International Studies Association-Northeast Conference: One Week Left

Proposal for the conference are due 20 June 2011. Details here.

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ISA-NE Call for Papers Reminder

Calling all (academic) Duck readers! The deadline for ISA-NE is approaching, albeit extended until 20 June. Don’t forget to submit your papers, panels, and roundtables. And remind all your friends. Come for the stimulating intellectual conversations, the festive atmosphere, and the chance to observe PTJ in his native habitat.

Call for papers below the fold.

International Studies Association-Northeast
Annual Conference
4-5 November 2011
Providence Biltmore
Providence, RI, USA
Submission deadline: 20 June 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  20 June 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 International Studies Association website under “Regions & Sections,” and on the ISA-NE website.

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Call for Nomination: the 2011 Yale H. Ferguson Book Award

The Internnational Studies Association-Northeast is pleased to announce the inauguration of its book award, named for Yale H. Ferguson. Information on the award below the fold.

The Yale H. Ferguson Book Award

The Yale H. Ferguson award, presented by International Studies Association-Northeast, recognizes the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline. Any book or edited volume published within the field of international studies in the previous calendar year is eligible for consideration. The award winner is selected based on two criteria: (1) that it makes an outstanding contributions to concept-formation, theoretical analysis, or methodological issues in the study of world politics; and (2) that it contributes to the status of international studies as an intellectually pluralist field.

Nominations should be emailed to the committee chair accompanied by a brief letter explaining why a work deserves consideration for the award. Authors may nominate themselves. A copy of each book must be sent to each member of the committee, with the line “Yale H. Ferguson Award, c/o” at the top of each address.

Nominations are due by May 1, 2011 and books must be received by May 15, 2011.

Members of the award committee, as well as the current program chair for ISA-NE, are ineligible for the award.

Award Committee for 2011:

Daniel Green (Chair)
Dept. of Political Science
347 Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Email

Ayse Zarakol
Assistant Professor of Politics
Washington & Lee University
109 Huntley Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Brent Steele
University of Kansas
Department of Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66044-3177

About Yale H. Ferguson

Yale H. Ferguson, a Professor at Rutgers-Newark, contributed over many years to the intellectual vibrancy of the International Studies Association-Northeast. During his distinguished career, he mentored a long and diverse list of graduate students and junior faculty from schools around the country.

Although he began his career as a Latin American specialist, his philosophic and historical interests soon transformed him into one of the most visible theorists in international relations. In his long and productive collaboration with Richard Mansbach, Ferguson published seven books and numerous articles and book chapters dealing with the evolution of the discipline and its theoretical foundations and the collaboration continues with two additional books forthcoming.

Beginning in the 1970s and influenced by the pioneering work of Thomas Kuhn and James Rosenau, Ferguson and Mansbach rejected realism and its emphases on power, rationality, and state-centricity, questioned the immutability of the Westphalian state and its role in global politics, and denied the contention that facts and values were separable. Instead, values were regarded empirical facts that determined the questions theorists posed and the selection of other facts in the course of strategically simplifying a complex political universe.

These concerns make it difficult to “label” Ferguson or this body of scholarship. Its criticism of state-centric premises led some to define it as “liberal,” even “utopian.” Its emphasis on history as a means of discerning change and discarding the static claims of realist thinking predicted constructivist thought, while its focus on changing boundaries, interdependence, and transnationalism predictably led to contemporary globalization discourses. Perhaps, the best description of Ferguson is that he is a genuine “pluralist.”

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ISA-NE Call for Papers

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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