Many of you have raised concern over ISA’s new Sapphire Series. We appreciate and understand your concern.
Please note: many panels and roundtables are developed independently of the main program. The Sapphire Series is one of them. As by standard procedure, the President and two Program Chairs were involved in the Current Events panels only.
The Sapphire Series remains an ongoing process. We welcome any suggestions you may have on how to improve its construction for years to come.
Meanwhile, we’d like to direct your attention to two Presidential Theme roundtables that might help to balance your concerns:
Theme: Global IR and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International Studies
WA10: Wednesday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Belle Chasse, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Chair L. H. M. Ling (The New School)
SA03: Saturday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Jefferson Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Part. Andrew J. Hurrell (University of Oxford)
Part. John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago)
Part. Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University)
Part. Monica Herz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
Part. Peter Vale (University of Johannesburg)
Part. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh (Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po)/Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO))
Part. Farid Mirbagheri (University of Nicosia)
Chair Navnita C. Behera (Delhi University)
Part. Barry Buzan (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Part. J. Ann Tickner (American University)
Part. Shirin M. Rai (University of Warwick)
Part. Shiping Tang (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Part. John Ikenberry (Princeton University)
Part. Siba Grovogui (Cornell University)