ISA-Northeast Annual Conference
November 1, 2022: Virtual Day
November 4-5, 2022: Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD
ISA-Northeast is pleased to return to an in-person annual conference on November 4 and 5, 2022, at the Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD, while also offering a limited virtual day on November 1, 2022. Our provisional schedule features a luncheon keynote address by Professor Jennifer Mitzen (The Ohio State University), an evening plenary panel on the conference theme, and the annual meeting of the Northeast Scholar’s Circle (featuring Joshua Freedman, Oberlin College). The conference this year will also include the Interpretive Methods workshop for graduate students and the Pedagogy Workshop for junior scholars and graduate students. The Virtual Day on November 1 will feature live, online panels and is designed to provide greater accessibility to scholars facing economic or other difficulties that may prevent attendance at the in-person conference.
The ISA-NE invites paper and panel proposals on any topic substantively connected to world politics. Topics might draw upon and discuss international relations theory, international law and organizations, foreign policy, human rights, conflict resolution, military and strategic studies, environmental studies, feminist and queer theory, international political economy, international and global history, science and technology studies, aesthetic theory, the philosophy of social science, colonial and postcolonial theories, international political sociology, critical race theory, and others. ISA-NE explicitly embraces and encourages research from a full range of approaches to international studies include those using critical, normative, post-structural and post-humanist lenses.
At this year’s conference, we especially encourage paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on subjects related to this year’s conference theme: “Imagining World Futures: Exploring Alternative Visions of International Studies and World Politics in the Next 20 to 200 Years.” While climate scientists consider whether there is a planetary future in 200 years, we invite IR scholars to imagine possible worldly futures for our research, discipline, and global community at large. Engaging in future-oriented thinking is a political act that indeed claims humanity’s right to a future. In this spirit, taking stock of world futures over the next 20 to 200 years will allow a plurality of visions to emerge that identifies new directions for conceiving global problems, solutions, theories, methods, areas of inquiry, and politics as well as asserts the continuation of the same.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Responses to global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, Big Tech, or economic inequality, that might emerge in the next 20-200 years
• New global problems surfacing in the next 20-200 years
• How global structures of race, gender, and class stay the same and how they do not in the next 20-200 years
• What novel global agents emerge in the next 20-200 years
• How global power evolves in the next 20-200 years
• The interactions between global security, political economy, human rights, and governance in the next 20-200 years
• Possibilities of anti-colonial and decolonial futures in the next 20-200 years
• Where the IR discipline evolves in the next 20-200 years
• How the methods required to study the world develop in the next 20-200 years
• Whether the world itself exists in the next 20-200 years
• The politics of claiming a future in the next 20-200 years
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 and content of sessions.
Papers delivered at ISA-NE are eligible for consideration for the Fred Hartmann Award (graduate students/ABDs) or the Lee Bennett Award (scholars who have completed their Ph.D. degrees). Graduate students and junior faculty whose papers are accepted for presentation and who do not receive support from their departments are eligible to apply for travel or virtual facilitation support from ISA-NE. Requests should be made to the ISA-NE President, John Oates (email@example.com), and should be submitted no later than September 1.
Panel, roundtable, and individual paper proposals can be submitted via the ISA website beginning on May 19, 2022. Although an ISA account is needed to access the system, you do not need to be a member of the International Studies Association to submit proposals or attend the conference.
The extended deadline for paper/panel submissions is July 1, 2022. Questions about potential submissions and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chair, Swati Srivastava (firstname.lastname@example.org). Scholars willing to serve as panel chairs/discussants should use the ISA registration form to signal their willingness and provide information on their areas of expertise, or contact the Program Chair directly.
Sorry, the submission period for ISA Northeast 2022 ended July 1st. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.
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