Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Scholar Honoree 2016

Dear Members:

First, as we return from the summer vacation, we wish to apologize for the delay in sending you the summer newsletter. A newsletter combination of summer and fall will be sent to you shortly.

Second, we wish to thank all of you who have submitted panel and paper proposals to ISA 2016 for our sponsorship. During the summer, we worked on the program (thank you, Nanette, Program Chair) and the preliminary program, which was recently sent to us for review, looks very broad and inclusive. More on the program as time goes on.

Third, we are still working on the venue for the Third Global South International Studies Conference and will be sending out information as soon as we can.


As you know, each year the Global South Caucus has honored a distinguished scholar at a luncheon held during the annual convention.
In  this we respect geographical rotation. During our first year the honoree was Professor Ali Mazrui (Africa); second year: Dr. Jomo Sundaram (Asia); third year: Professor Arlene B. Tickner (Latin America); and in 2015 Professor Bahgat Korany (North Africa/Middle East). For 2016 the honor must go to an Asian scholar. (Although Prof. Korany's scholarship spanned the Africa and Middle East region, normally the Middle East will be included in the generic "Asia.")
Even though the Executive Committee makes the final decision, we  like to encourage member input into the selection process as indeed in all our operations. If you wish to nominate someone, please send your choice to: jbraveboy-wagner@gc.cuny.edu by OCTOBER 3.We will then offer all members the chance to comment on the nominees by October 15th, after which the EXCOM will make the final selection. 


The Global South Caucus’ Distinguished Scholar Award is given annually in recognition of the recipient’s exceptional and sustained contribution to global south international studies (defined within the context of the ISA), as reflected both in published works as well as policy contributions. If the recipient is able to attend the ISA convention at which the award is given, s/he will be expected to give a brief address to members, usually at a luncheon event.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. A distinguished record of scholarship and usually a record of policy contributions reflecting a sustained interest in global south affairs. It is not required that the nominee be a member of the ISA but s/he should be at least familiar with the association and usually will have participated in some way in its activities in the past.


  • The recipient receives a plaque, which is presented at the ISA Annual Convention.

Selection Process

  • The Caucus Executive Committee will review nominations from the membership at large, and select the recipient.
  • The award will be presented during the ISA Annual Convention.

We look forward to receiving your nominations. All nominations should be accompanied by a note indicating why you consider the nominee to be deserving as well as either a link to the person's bio or an appropriate bio summary.

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