Friday, January 16, 2015

Successful conference- Thanks to all

We are happy to report that the GSCIS-Singapore conference went off very well indeed. Thank you to all participants for providing a stimulating and exciting program. Feedback from those who attended has been overwhelmingly positive.
Please feel free to send me your comments on the conference. We will soon upload some photos of our own but in the meantime here are some from President Amitav Acharya's twitter feed.

Welcoming ceremony:: Tom Volgy listening to Tommy Koh answer questions 


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Participants in a special luncheon on regionalism,


More later....
jbw
Meanwhile:

Dear Caucus members:
I am confirming that Professor Bahgat Korany with whom many of you are familiar (currently a professor at American University in Cairo) will attend and be honored at the GSCIS  Distinguished Scholar Honoree luncheon in New Orleans. The event takes place  11.30-1.30pm Friday at the CafĂ© Adelaide, Loews New Orleans. As you know, we network and meet and great for the first half hour before proceeding to lunch. The honoree gives a speech between lunch and dessert. This year, we are also pleased to honor Professor James Mittelman for his stellar support for our caucus and his work on globalization over the  past four years. The event is by invitation only, meaning that only global south caucus members and supporters are invited inasmuch as space is limited to 25. All you need to do is send a quick email to me to let me know you plan to attend. Don’t miss out on lunch and a stimulating talk! Send in your YES as soon as you read this! First come, first served! 
jbw

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New year and Singapore Update

Info for all:
 At airport

There is a multistop hotel shuttle that costs S$8.00  covering major downtown hotels.

Money changing services are quite reasonable at the airport. UOB and RHB bank moneychangers are the dominant ones at all terminals. Currently US$1 = S$1.25 - 1.26


January 4
Modification to Grad Student Lunch



All graduate students are reminded to let us know if you will attend the South-South networking roundtable and the Grad Students get together. The event is scheduled for Friday 8th 12-1pm in the Sapphire Room of the Hotel Villages Bugis. Note that the Grad Students get together will be oriented around publishing tips and that our featured speakers will be Taylor and Francis's regional editorial director Lyndsey Dixon and Cambridge University Press’s Joe Ng.  DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH as a light lunch will be served. Write to Alan Chong iscschong@ntu.edu.sg to confirm your participation.



January 1
A happy new year to all.
As the conference nears, please remember to send your papers to the discussants and chairs and to upload your paper online.

Upload Your Paper(s)

ISA policy requires a digital version of presented papers to be uploaded before the conference,  to give your discussant time to read your work. You'll find the upload form on your schedule page.


Note:
There continue to be changes to the program as people encounter unexpected visa, financial or personal problems. Any changes to the program made after December 25 will appear in an addendum.

Have a safe flight/trip, wherever you are coming from!
jbw