ISA Task Force on the Global South

This task force is no longer active. The work of the task force ended at our Governing Council meeting held at our 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco, when a new committee for the status of engagement with the Global South was approved. Information is kept and provided here for historical purposes only. If you have any questions on the work of this committee, please contact ISA headquarters.


The Governing Council of the International Studies Association (ISA) at its meeting in Atlanta on March 15, 2016 unanimously approved the setting up of a presidential task force on the Global South. The following topics have been identified as starting points to be considered by the task force:

  • Subcommittee 1: Issues of ISA Membership, Participation in ISA Conferences, Journal Publication, Funding, and Workshops
  • Subcommittee 2: Specific Regional/Country Challenges, Possible Contributions in terms of ISA Participation
  • Subcommittee 3: Long-range Issues: Scholarship, Scholarly Engagement and Mutual Understanding of Scholars from Global South and Global North

Task Force Report

The ISA Task Force on the Global South submitted a report to the 2018 Governing Council in San Francisco. Please see below for the full report, as well as the condensed version that was included in the Governing Council Agenda.

Global South Task Force Report 2018 Global South Task Force Report 2018 (Condensed)

Committee Members

Navnita C. Behera | Co-Chair
February 2017 - April 2018
Delhi University

Kristina Hinds | Co-Chair
February 2017 - April 2018
University of the West Indies

See Full Task Force Membership