Past ISA Virtual Events

2022
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DECEMBER 8th. (Recording available soon.) Religion and International Relations Book Talk Series - Uncertainties and Its Discontents: Worldviews in World Politics. The Religion and IR section book talk series on discussing scholarship at the intersection of religion and international politics. Each session will present a book or publication from the last two years that touches on the relationship between religion and politics from a comparative and international perspective. Its goal is to foster greater exchange between scholars of religion and politics and scholars of international relation theory.

Editor (Peter Katzenstein) and co-authors (Tim Byrnes and Michael Barnett) will discuss the relevance of religious worldviews in the shaping of international affairs, in conversation with Jocelyne Cesari and Dan Philpott.

 

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DECEMBER 7th, 2022. (Recording available soon.) The South Asia in World Politics (SAWP) Section creates a fertile dialogue between areas such as International relations theory, comparative regionalism, foreign policy analysis, and brings in the contextual knowledge of South Asia to ISA. Through this section, more and more scholars of South Asia will engage with the concepts and theories that have emerged from IR. In turn, IR theories will benefit from more contextual knowledge.

In this third and final panel in the SAWP Series: Demystifying the Publication Process on How to Publish in Online Outlets focusing on South Asia, featuring Sahar Khan (Inkstick Media) and Isha Gupta (South Asian Voices).

 

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DECEMBER 6th, 2022. (Watch the Recording on ISA's YouTube Channel!) If an academic job interview is in your future or you wish you had done better during a past interview, this session will provide tips and approaches to prepare, engage, and optimize your communication. Showing up prepared will enable you to move through the day-long or multi-day interview process with an enhanced sense of confidence and the ability to adjust to changes along the way!

This presentation will focus on the United States academic job market, but the considerations discussed will be relevant to prospective job applicants in various educational contexts.

PRESENTER: Kay Kimball Gruder, M.Ed., Associate Director, Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Services, Center for Career Development, University of Connecticut.

 

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NOVEMBER 23rd, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research.

 

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NOVEMBER 16th, 2022. (Watch the Recording on ISA's YouTube Channel!) All learners have different needs, skills, talents, interests, backgrounds, and cultures. In this training, participants will learn how to support these differences utilizing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an inclusion strategy. Particular emphasis will be placed on how UDL supports people with disabilities and accommodations, by putting the emphasis on the “disabled” curriculum and how it can be designed to accommodate diverse learners. We will explore the three check points of the UDL learning guidelines through examples of teaching strategies (Engagement, Representation, and Action and Expression) before setting out concrete steps to make a course accessible, such as including captioning for videos and creating accessible documents that can be read by a screen reader. This event will be of interest to teachers in any setting, from a classroom to a hospital or even a football field. INSTRUCTOR: Karen Skudlarek (University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

 

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NOVEMBER 9, 2022. On behalf of the American people, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) promotes and demonstrates democratic values abroad, and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. Join USAID's Mission Director for Kosovo Zeinah Salahi, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Advisor Dr. Zakiya Mabery, and Human Capital & Talent Management Adetola Abiade to discuss USAID's mission and the range of careers available at USAID.

 

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NOVEMBER 2nd, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research. These sessions run through 14 December.

 

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OCTOBER 31, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube Channel.)You are invited to visit the virtual "office hours” with a prominent scholar(s) of GIRS. You can ask any questions on your mind about your research, career, publishing, and networking within the sub-field of Global IR. This is part of a broader strategy initiated by the new Global IR Section (GIRS) to create the next generation of globally-minded and collaborative IR thinkers benefiting from an opportunity to talk with some of the leaders in the field. Watch out for the next office hours!

 

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OCTOBER 28th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube Channel / Mira el video en el canal de YouTube de ISA.) La región ISA-LAC invita al taller: Claves para publicar un artículo científico de RRII y no morir en el intento. La publicación y difusión de resultados es parte esencial de la investigación científica. Esto requiere tanto de la aprobación por pares, como de seguir ciertas pautas, trucos y recomendaciones que van más allá del contenido del trabajo. Este taller busca acercar herramientas para la redacción de artículos científicos y publicaciones académicas ofreciendo sugerencias prácticas y formales sobre cómo navegar el mundo de revistas indexadas.

The ISA-LAC region invites to the workshop: Keys to publishing a scientific IR article and not die trying. Publication and dissemination of results are essential parts of the process of scientific research. Getting an article published in a reputable journal is an important milestone, requiring peer approval and following specific guidelines, tricks, and recommendations that go beyond the article's content. This workshop aims to bring tools for writing scientific papers and academic publications, offering practical and formal suggestions on navigating the world of indexed journals.

PARTICIPANTES/PARTICIPANTS:
- Marianne Marchand, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, editora académica Third World Quarterly
- Leslie Wehner, Bath University, editora asociada Foreign Policy Analysis
- Brigitte Weiffen, Open University, editora asociada Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional
- Juan Olmeda, Colegio de México, editora Foro Internacional
Moderadora/Moderator: Cintia Quiliconi, ISA-LAC
Comentarios/Comments: Melisa Deciancio, ISA-LAC

 

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OCTOBER 27, 2022. (Watch the Recording on ISA's YouTube Channel!) Religion and International Relations Book Talk Series - We God’s People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations. The Religion and IR section book talk series on discussing scholarship at the intersection of religion and international politics. Each session will present a book or publication from the last two years that touches on the relationship between religion and politics from a comparative and international perspective. Its goal is to foster greater exchange between scholars of religion and politics and scholars of international relation theory.

This session will discuss the relevance of the national framework to understand today's role of religion in politics. Jocelyne Cesari, in conversation with Scott Thomas, Mustapha Pansha, and Sutan Tepe.

 

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OCTOBER 26th, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research. These sessions run through 14 December.

 

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OCTOBER 12th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) GIRS is committed to taking the insights of different vantage points seriously as they can be found across the world. In this series, we will visit different parts of the world to see whether we see the world in the same way.

Let’s go to East Central Europe to answer the question “International Relations in Central and Eastern Europe: Still a Marginal Discipline?” PANELISTS: Aliaksei Kazharski, Petra Roter, Jozef Batora, Annette Freyberg-Inan, and others.

 

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OCTOBER 12th, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research. These sessions run through 14 December.

 

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SEPTEMBER 28th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) We are living through a mercurial period wherein the relationship between higher education and the public sphere is full of uncertainty. Bridging the gap between the academy and the world has become ever more challenging. In this environment, how might scholars build inclusive partnerships with civil society through innovative methods of public engagement? This dialogue between International Relations scholars and members of Johns Hopkins' SNF Agora Institute will explore the issues and consider practical ways forward. PANELISTS: Joshua Busby, Henry Farrell, Hahrie Han, Sithembile Mbete, and Kelebogile Zvobgo.

 

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SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2022. (See the presentation slides here.) The thematic focus for this session is drafting a diversity statement for a job search or PTR review. Objectives:
- Discuss the diversity statement as a part of, or independent from, a broader teaching philosophy statement
- Begin drafting in response to prompts provided for reflection on diversity commitments and practices
- Discuss the importance of authenticity and growth mindset
- Apply one or more rubrics to your statement
- Share what is on your mind

Presenter Tina Huey, PhD, the Associate Director of Faculty Development in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, has taught writing and communication at the University of Connecticut for more than a decade.

 

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SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) (See the presentation slides here.)You recently authored or edited a scholarly book or book chapter. Before your book is published, the publisher gives you a contract to sign. How do you understand the legalese and negotiate your contract to safeguard your rights as an author? How can you negotiate better royalties, preserve your ability to reuse your own writings, and avoid putting yourself at legal risk? This webinar will show you how to negotiate author-friendly book contracts and obtain the best possible deal from your publishers. Scholars, practitioners, and authors at all levels of experience will benefit from this training. INSTRUCTOR: Michael Rodriguez, MLIS (LYRASIS).

 

Fictions of Autism in / as International Relations - FTGS Global Voices Seminar (Recording available soon)

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SEPTEMBER 21st, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research. These sessions run through 14 December. Recording available soon.

 

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SEPTEMBER 21st, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) You are invited to visit the virtual "office hours" with a prominent scholar(s) of GIRS. You can ask any questions on your mind about your research, career, publishing, and networking within the sub-field of Global IR. This is part of a broader strategy initiated by the new Global IR Section (GIRS) to create the next generation of globally-minded and collaborative IR thinkers benefitting from an opportunity to talk with some of the leaders in the field. Watch out for the next office hours! SCHOLAR: Amitav Acharya (American University).

 

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SEPTEMBER 16th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) The thematic focus for this session is crafting a teaching philosophy statement. Objectives:
- Discuss the desirable elements of a teaching philosophy statement for job or PTR applications
- Begin drafting (or elaborating on an existing draft) in response to prompts provided
- Share what is on your mind

 

Presenter Tina Huey, PhD, the Associate Director of Faculty Development in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, has taught writing and communication at the University of Connecticut for more than a decade.

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SEPTEMBER 14th, 2022. This session is a part of the ISA's Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.This series aims to bring a global conversation within and beyond our community members on issues pertaining to feminism, gender, and international relations. It is designed to showcase and amplify the expertise and research of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) members as well as foster a larger global community of those with like-minded interests. We are particularly interested in representation from members of marginalised backgrounds, from the global South and who experience institutional barriers in disseminated their research. These sessions run through 14 December.

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SEPTEMBER 7th. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) It has been widely claimed that mainstream IR studies failed to satisfactorily explain, much less predict, the end of the Cold War and the contours of the post-Cold War world now in the process of unforeseen and dramatic changes. Have we again missed something in our assessments? In the GIRS “situation room” you can meet scholars of different cultures, religions, and civilizations exploring how different narratives describe and influence major world crises: you will hear not simply one worldview posing as universal, but different narratives on contemporary global crises (from the Russia-Ukraine war, to the emerging global food, health, and energy crises). PANELISTS: Maria Mälksoo, Shiping Tang, Xiaoming Huang, George Soroka, Thomas Biersteker, Navnita Chadha Behera, Sean Molloy, Siba Grovogui, Jocelyne Cesari, and Vendulka Kubalkova (Panel Moderator).

 

AUGUST 24th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.)With the availability of faculty jobs varied among academic disciplines and across geographic locations, one does not always have a choice about the jobs to which they apply. Sometimes the strategy is to apply to everything and anything with the hope of getting something, and at other times there are circumstances and priorities that determine one's job search needs. What we know is that we can often project the strongest candidacy for a position when what we bring, and need are aligned with aspects of the institution, department, position, and location in which we will be working. This presentation will focus on the United States academic job market, but the considerations discussed will be relevant to prospective job applicants in various educational contexts.

In this session, there will be time for small group conversation and reflection. Attend to learn more about:

  1. Factors that can influence alignment
  2. Identifying priorities & resources
  3. Tools and approaches to support learning about classifications and profiles of institutions
  4. Considerations when reviewing different opportunities and various types of institutions

INSTRUCTOR: Kay Kimball Gruder, M.Ed. (UConn Center for Career Development).

AUGUST 2nd, 2022. (See the presentation slides here.) Are you considering going up for promotion? Are you a graduate student preparing for the job market? Are you a faculty member who needs all their teaching documentation in one place? The University of Connecticut's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has created a workshop for those interested in creating a teaching portfolio. This workshop is an introduction to the uses, formats, and evidence of teaching activities used to document teaching effectiveness. Participants will also be introduced to tailoring their documentation for different types of institutional and global settings. This interactive session will consist of a 45-minute informational presentation, followed by a 45 minute question and answer session. PRESENTERS: Aynsley Diamond and Martina Rosenberg (UConn Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL)).

JUNE 20th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) La Región de América Latina y el Caribe de ISA (ISA-LAC) les invita al panel virtual, Estudiando la Política Exterior en América Latina. El panel busca discutir el estado del arte del análisis de la política exterior en América Latina, con foco en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y México. Con base en investigaciones recientes de los expositores, el panel debatirá las tendencias actuales y las vías para futuras investigaciones en el análisis de la política exterior en la región. Las presentaciones serán en español y portugués, las preguntas y respuestas podrán ser realizadas en español, portugués e inglés.

This panel, organized by ISA's Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region, seeks to discuss the state of the art on foreign policy analysis in Latin America, with a focus on Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. Based on recent research by the panelists, the panel will debate current trends and avenues for future research in foreign policy analysis in the region. Panelist presentations will be in Spanish and Portuguese, followed by a Q&A in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. PANELISTS: Feliciano de Sá Guimarães, Felipe Ester, Federico Merke, María Gisela Pereyra Doval, Jorge Schiavon, Marina Catalina Monroy Hernandez, and Cintia Quiliconi (Panel Chair).

JUNE 16th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) This was a webinar on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program’s 400+ awards for research and teaching in over 130 countries. It covered the application process and examined awards specifically of interest to international studies scholars such as the NATO Security Studies Award (Belgium), the Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies (Austria), the Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award (Finland), the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-American Alliance Studies (Australia), the Peace Studies – Teaching (Korea), and many more!

JUNE 7th, 2022. (Watch the recording on the FIU Green School YouTube channel.) On May 2nd, Politico published a draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which protected the constitutional right to abortion. The document's authenticity was later confirmed by the Court, corroborating a stunning breach in the confidentiality of its opinions. Join the conversation as our panel of experts sheds light on the manifold consequences of a decision that, if made final, would transform the meaning and content of women's reproductive rights in the United States. PANELISTS: Rebeca C. Martinez, Alexandra Cornelius, Amarillys Garcia Perez, and Jessy Abouarab (Panel Moderator).

MAY 17th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) Between 2010 and 2020, population growth in the United States reached one of its lowest points in history. Higher education has already begun feeling these effects through undergraduate enrollment. These developments pose questions about the consequences for academic disciplines, so ISA has invited several panelists to a roundtable for discussing the implications of demographic change for International Studies. PANELISTS: Nizar Messari, Jessica Lillian De Alba-Ulloa, Jeremy Youde, and Gigi Gokcek (Roundtable Chair).

MAY 3rd, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) You recently authored a scholarly book or article. Before your work is published, the publisher gives you a contract to sign. How do you understand the legalese and negotiate your contract to safeguard your rights as an author? How can you retain your copyright, preserve your ability to reuse your own work, and avoid putting yourself at legal risk? This webinar will show you how to negotiate author-friendly publication agreements and obtain the best possible deal from your publishers. Scholars, practitioners, and authors at all levels of experience will benefit from this training. INSTRUCTOR: Michael Rodriguez, MLIS (University of Connecticut).

APRIL 25th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) This workshop covered the basics and best practices for managing your research data. We will briefly discuss federal funder requirements for data management and data sharing. Viewers also learn some best practices for workflows, data storage, data access, and preservation, and learn about some data management tools. Data Management ensures that your data is organized, accessible, clearly understood, and preserved for future access, and helps you comply with funder requirements. Organizing and planning your data during the research process helps your research team work more efficiently. INSTRUCTORS: Jennifer Chaput and Renée Walsh (University of Connecticut).

APRIL 21st, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) Google is a powerful search engine that can help you find high-quality resources for papers and projects, whether that be scholarly articles, government reports, statistics, images, etc. However, in this age of misinformation, it is critical to learn how to narrow searches down to find exactly what you’re looking for. This workshop covered using Google Scholar, using Advanced Search and search operators on Google, searching for images, gifs, pdfs, datasets, etc., limiting results to government, educational, or nonprofit websites, and other tips and tricks for harnessing the power of Google. INSTRUCTOR: Roslyn Grandy, MLIS, MS (University of Connecticut).

MARCH 9th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) The forthcoming documentary The Vertical Border (Mexico, 2022) looks at what happens when forced migrants demand dignity and rights. In this panel, filmmakers, immigration activists and legal service providers joined to discuss the film and consider the impact of U.S. and Mexican deterrence strategies and examine the purposes of borders. PANELISTS: Sonja Wolf, Maxime Pluvinet, Todd Miller, Juan Manuel de la Rosa, and Rebecca Galemba (Moderator).

MARCH 4th, 2022. (Watch the recording on ISA's YouTube channel.) To better understand the intricate and personal conflict involved in the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, ISA invited the following panelists on March 4th, 2022 to reflect on the historical and contemporary discourses essential to understanding the emerging regional dynamics from various perspectives. PANELISTS: James Pearce, Tetyana Dzyadevych, Andrei Korobkov, Anastassiya Mahon, Vendulka Kubalkova, and Sarah Dorr (Chair).

FEBRUARY 24th, 2022. Drawing on the burgeoning literature on the topic, as well as on the direct experience of the instructor, Dr. Adele de Sordi, in authoritarian contexts, this talk offers a synthetic reflection on several aspects of field research. These include ethical dilemmas, methodological challenges, as well as reflections on the practical aspects of planning, particularly during a pandemic. INSTRUCTOR: Adele de Sordi (http://www.authoritarianism-global.uva.nl/fieldwork). Recording forthcoming.

FEBRUARY 3rd, 2022. ISA's new Virtual Engagement Specialist, Mary Hartford, and Director of Professional Development, Dr. Sarah Dorr, invited all sections and caucuses to discuss upcoming and future programming. We shared our new initiatives and learned about what events and trainings would benefit our members. This session was not recorded.

 

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