Friday, January 13, 2017

Distinguished Scholar Nominees. Please Vote

Dear Global South Caucus members,
It is time to vote for our Global South Caucus Distinguished Scholar Award to be presented at the Annual ISA Convention in Baltimore at our Distinguished Scholar Luncheon on Friday, February 24th. In line with tradition, we rotate regions each year and the 2017 scholar is from Latin America or the Caribbean. We received a record number of eight nominations this year and here below are the bios of our three finalists.
Please select the scholar you feel best embodies our criteria, 

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

  • 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, and consult with, the membership at large, and then select the recipient.
  • The award will be presented during the ISA Annual Convention.

Send your vote to Imad Mansour, GSCIS Program Chair, by January 20th.

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

Nanette Svenson
Chair, Global South Caucus
International Studies Association

Diana Tussie
Diana Tussie holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and is a Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Senior Fellow. She is Director of the international relations department at FLASCO in Argentina, and is the Founding Director of the Latin American Trade Network (LATN). She served previously as Argentina's Undersecretary for International Trade Policy, has participated in various trade negotiations and was Director of the National Commission of Foreign Trade. In 2005, she served on the High Level External Panel for the Trade Assistance Evaluation of the World Bank. More recently she joined colleagues from Canada and India in the external evaluation of the WTO’s technical assistance program. She has been a member of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations and is a professor in Argentina’s Foreign Service Institute and visiting professor at the University of Oxford. In 1996 she was selected as Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in International Relations for the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Fulbright Commission. She is also a member of several editorial boards, including for International Studies Quarterly, The World Economy, Global Governance, Journal of InterAmerican Studies and World Affairs and Progress in Human Geography. Her recent books include The Politics of Trade: Research and Knowledge in Trade Negotiations, Trade Negotiations in Latin America: Problems and Prospects and El ALCA y las Cumbres de las Américas: Una nueva relación público-privada? (with M. Botto).[][]

Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner
Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York and at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of The City University of New York, where she specializes in the foreign policy, diplomacy and development of small states, the Caribbean region, and the Global South more generally. She is the author of 11 books and more than 100 articles and papers on the global south and on small states (see brief bio below). She was the first Caribbean woman to serve as President of the Caribbean Studies Association and her service to the International Studies Association includes positions as the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization representative (1995-2005) and membership on the Governing Council, the Executive Committee, and the Committee on Ethics and Responsibilities, among others. In 2011 she received the Ladd Hollist Award for significant service to ISA and the following year she founded the ISA's Global South Caucus, serving as its Chair until 2015 and currently serving as Chair of its Advisory Committee. Her latest edited volume, Diplomatic Strategies of Nations in the Global South: The Search for Leadership, was published recently by Palgrave Macmillan.  Previously she was a fellow at the UN Institute for Training and Research and Visiting Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan in the 1970s. She has also been a consultant for the United Nations/Caribbean Community, United States agencies, and Caribbean and Latin American government/intergovernmental organizations.[][]

Correction by Editor: Prof. BW served at UNITAR and in Tokyo in the 1990s, not 1970s.

Eudine Barriteau
Violet Eudine Barriteau is a professor of Gender and Public Policy and a Grenadian born, Caribbean feminist and activist. She has served in various roles at The University of the West Indies (UWI) for more than 30 years, now as Principal of UWI in Cave Hill, Barbados. She is the author of The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth Century Caribbean published by Palgrave International, and won the University of the West Indies Press’ inaugural best-selling textbook prize for the edited work Confronting Power, Theorizing Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in the Caribbean. Her latest publication is the edited collection, Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender published by UWI Press in 2012. She has co-edited four other publications and published twenty-four chapters in books and eleven articles in peer-reviewed journals. She served as the first Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, a position she held for fifteen years, and was the first woman at UWI appointed Campus Coordinator, School for Graduate Studies and Research. She has received a number of national, regional and international awards and recognitions, including the Government of Grenada’s Order of Grenada Gold Award for Excellence to her, in recognition of her contribution to education and the Barbados Government’s Gold Crown of Merit in recognition of her invaluable contribution to gender and development. Her research interests encompass feminist theorizing, gender and public policy, gender issues in higher education, and Caribbean political economy.[]