Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Fundraising and Strategic Priorities

In light of ISA’s overall annual financial health and the loyalty of its membership base, this new strategic committee will help to position ISA to undertake for the first time a philanthropic, development, and fundraising initiative to increase support for ISA’s members and increase ISA’s impact in the discipline of international studies.


The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Fundraising and Strategic Priorities is charged with aiding and advising ISA to position itself for strategic success in building the internal infrastructure and external networks of support needed to advance ISA in both the traditional and new funding, development, and revenue landscapes in which we find ourselves.

About the Committee

The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Fundraising and Strategic Priorities is an ad hoc committee, created by President Kristian Skrede Gleditsch at the 2022 Governing Council meeting. Committee members are appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council.

Membership and Terms

  • The committee members serve an unlimited term while the committee is on an ad hoc basis
  • The committee includes seven ex-officio members (President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Research and Sponsored Programs)

Committee Members

James H. Lebovic | Chair
George Washington University

Amitav Acharya | Member
American University

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner | Member
City University of New York

Erica Chenoweth | Member
Harvard Kennedy School

Shay Hershkovitz | Member
The XPRIZE Foundation

Audie Klotz | Member
Syracuse University

Laura J. Steinberg | Member
Boston College

Deborah Avant | Ex-Officio
University of Denver

Laura J. Shepherd | Ex-Officio
University of Sydney

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch | Ex-Officio
University of Essex

Mark Crescenzi | Ex-Officio
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark A. Boyer | Ex-Officio
International Studies Association

Jennifer Fontanella | Ex-Officio
International Studies Association

Corri Zoli | Ex-Officio
International Studies Association