Partner Organizations

Directory of Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations are a network of international studies groups accredited by ISA to promote contacts among specialists and practitioners and facilitate scientific and cultural exchange. ISA seeks to provide channels of communication international studies specialists, practitioners and policy-makers to promote a successful link between the production of knowledge and its utilization. Our partners are invited to participate in ISA's activities, including the Annual Convention, and various international conferences and joint workshops. Some Partner Organizations receive a small quota of panels at our Annual Convention and our international conferences. Other benefits of partner status include reciprocity in website promotion, publicity and announcements.


Association des Internationalistes

The Association of Internationalists (Association des Internationalistes) is inherently multidisciplinary. Its purpose is to bring together French-speaking specialists in international relations in various fields, to facilitate cooperation in scientific and university, and encourage the recognition and promotion of their subjects by national and international authorities. Its aim is also to facilitate their contacts with government, businesses, private organizations, foreign associations pursuing similar goals, and the media. This is to help develop a pool of international relations scholars, economists, geographers, historians, jurists, political scientists and others from a multidisciplinary orientation to higher education, research, and expertise which may require public authorities and private organizations, pool with the same abundance and wealth that even in other major countries. It does not constitute a "French School" or even French International Relations, as the variety of orientations that exist within the Association would make this goal in vain, and indeed it would be scientifically meaningless. But these approaches promote specific views originals, which, from the Francophone and resolutely comparative perspective, will give relief to the debates in which these disciplines are subject to international level and help to ensure diversity. The Association of Internationalist, according to its statutes, will hold its General Assembly during the initial months and will define its own activities. They include in particular the holding of annual Days of International Relations on selected topics involving the specialists. In view of this General Assembly, the Committee invites you to join by registering at the following address: asso.inter @









International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations

The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations was formally established in 1961 at a meeting in Salzburg, organized by historian Othmar Anderle and attended by fellow historians Arnold J.Toynbee and Rushton Coulborn. Sociologist Pitirim Sorokin was the Society's first president. In 1970 the Society's leadership crossed the Atlantic as Benjamin Nelson became it's first American president. Under the guidance of anthropologist Roger Wescott; historian Carroll Quigley; political scientist David Wilkinson; literary comparatist Michael Palencia-Roth; sociologists C.P. Wolf, Vytautas Kavolis, Matthew Melko, Benjamin Nelson the ISCSC developed into a dynamic international organization. Although a majority of its members reside in the United States of America, over thirty foreign countries are represented in its membership. The dynamism of the society has been maintained over the years in part through its Annual Meeting and the participation of scholars such as Talcott Parsons, Hayden White, Immanuel Wallerstein, Gordon Hewes, André Gunder Frank, Marshall Sahlins, Lynn White Jr. and Jeremy Sabloff. The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations is committed to the notion that complex, civilizational problems need diverse, multidisciplinary analyses. Members of the Society come from history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, comparative religions, economics, political theory, literary criticism, urban planning, textual analysis, art history, comparative government, comparative literature, science and technology, linguistics, archaeology, architecture, geography, biology, physics and ethnohistory. The Society is affiliated with comparative studies programs worldwide and actively fosters internationalism through its annual meetings and its publications.



Korean Association of International Studies

The Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) was founded in 1956 to promote research and education related to international relations by Korean political scientists who shared the importance of international relations for South Korea and the understanding that international relations has its own distinct scope and methodology. The association is free from any ideological inclinations as well as political prejudices. Further, it does not identify with any political parties or administrations. For over six decades since its inception, the association has been successful in upholding these principles. For more than half a century since its inception, the KAIS has shown remarkable developments. Starting with a membership of no less than ten, KAIS has become one of the most prominent academic associations in Korea with more than 1,500 individual and institutional members. The KAIS has regularly held annual meetings, international conferences and special seminars on various themes of domestic and foreign policies. The KAIS publishes two academic journals, one in Korean (quarterly) and one in English (biannual). Also it published numerous numbers of books and text books on international studies, contributing the quality of scholarship in this field. In addition to the growth in its activities and membership, the KAIS also takes pride in meeting theoretical and policy needs of the South Korean government as well as universities. Thanks to its past achievements, dedication of its members, and adherence to principles, the KAIS today is one of the most respected and representative academic associations in Korea.

Korean International Studies Association

The Korean International Studies Association (KISA) was founded in 2009 as a scholarly and professional organization devoted to the study of international affairs in Korea through the English language medium. KISA provides a support structure for accumulation and distribution of knowledge on International Studies in Korea, related to the Korean Peninsula and/or to its operating environment. KISA brings together scholars and students of international studies as well as practitioners in the field of international affairs through research collaboration, presentations at the annual congress (usually held in October or November) and in other affiliated workshops. KISA also supports the diffusion of knowledge through publication in two endorsed journals: The Scopus-listed Asian International Studies Review published by Ewha Womans University Institute for International and Area Studies (IIAS) in association with Brill publishers, and the graduate student focused Yonsei Journal of International Studies. KISA conference panels have been published in book form by Brill and Palgrave Macmillan. KISA has close working relationships with other international organizations such as the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), and the Korea Foundation. Please contact KISA through the dedicated Facebook page or directly by email to Dr. Brendan Howe ( or Dr. Mason Richey (









Urban Affairs Association

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals. The Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world. (Adopted March 12, 2010) UAA is the successor organization to the Council of University Institutes for Urban Affairs, formed in Boston in 1969 by a group of directors of university urban programs. As urban affairs developed as a professional and academic field, the need for an organization that welcomed urban faculty, professionals, and students as well as urban program directors and deans became increasingly apparent. In recognition of this need, in 1981 the organization’s name was changed to the Urban Affairs Association. Today, UAA includes over 600 institutional, individual, and student members from colleges and universities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Among its other activities, UAA sponsors the Journal of Urban Affairs, a refereed annual journal, publishing manuscripts related to urban research and policy analysis of interest to both scholars and practitioners. All UAA members receive the Journal of Urban Affairs as part of their membership fee. The Urban Affairs Association holds a conference each spring in an urban center. These yearly conferences are an integral part of UAA’s efforts to increase knowledge about urban places and promote the development of research activities. They provide an excellent opportunity for members to exchange ideas, information, and experiences. The conference program features both topics of institutional concern and those related to urban issues. Although formal papers are presented, with selected papers published, the conference format also allows opportunities for informal activities designed to foster professional networking and open discussion.


World International Studies Committee

The World International Studies Committee (WISC) is a network of different national and international professional associations dealing with international relations and related disciplines. For the next three years the organizing tasks of the WISC will be conducted from the University of Ljubljana, its Faculty of Social Sciences. WISC is comprised of 20 international, regional and national international studies associations or sections of political studies associations, including the following: the Brazilian Political Science Association, British International Studies Association (BISA), Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei), Croatian Association for International Studies, European Consortium for Political Research – Standing Group for International Relations (ECPR – SGIR), French Political Science Association – International Studies Section (AFSP – SEI), German Association of Political Science – International Relations Section, Hong Kong Political Science Association, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, International Studies Association (ISA), Israeli Association of International Studies (IAIS), Japanese Association of International Relations (JAIR), Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS), Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Mexican International Studies Association (MISA), Nordic International Studies Association (NISA), Portuguese Association of the History of International Relations (APHRI), Russian International Studies Association (RISA), Turkish Political Science Association.

ISA's UN Partnership

The International Studies Association holds Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, and is also affiliated with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Any ISA member in good standing may request a temporary grounds pass or registration to attend a variety of ECOSOC-sponsored and DPI conferences/summits.

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