The International Studies Association, in order to promote international understanding, supports the following goals:

  1. Provide opportunities for communications among educators, researchers, and practitioners in order to continually share intellectual interests and meet the challenges of a changing global environment
  2. Develop contacts among specialists from all parts of the world in order to facilitate scientific and cultural change
  3. Provide channels of communication between academics and policy makers to promote a successful link between the production of knowledge and its utilization
  4. Improve the teaching and dissemination of ideas, concepts, methods, and information in the field of International Studies
  5. Publication of knowledge through its seven journals, compendium, and other publications
  6. Maintain a World Wide Web Page on the Internet