Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bangkok Update

Dear Colleagues:
By now you will have received the Call for Proposals for Second Global South Caucus of International Studies Conference scheduled for Bangkok, January 2015. The ISA, the ISA President, and the GSCIS have for some time been monitoring the political situation in Thailand and, as a precaution, have been exploring alternative sites in case the conference needs to be moved. In view of the current military crackdown, which now includes the detention of politicians, scholars, and writers, we are urgently reviewing these alternative sites, and will be informing the membership of any venue changes in due course, certainly well before the registration deadlines.. Meanwhile, we wish to assure the ISA membership that the conference---focused as it is on the some of the most important issues and ideas about an inclusive IR —will be held as planned in January. The deadline for submission of proposals has not changed (July 15). Go to http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/GSCISBangkok2015/Submissions.aspx to submit. To keep up to date you may also wish to periodically check the GSCIS blog at http://gscis.blogspot.com/2014/05/preliminary-information-on-second.html and/or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/isa.gsc). We thank you for your inquiries and enthusiastic responses to the Call for Proposals. We are convinced that this will be a seminal and very productive event for the GSCIS and the ISA, and we look forward to the traditional fruitful and free exchange of academic ideas at GSCIS 2015.

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner, Chair Global South Caucus
Amitav Acharya, President, ISA
Tom Volgy Executive Director,ISA