Friday, March 3, 2017

Baltimore redux

Dear Members:

Well, ISA Baltimore is over, and indeed this was a very hectic conference for us all. As you know, we sponsored a record number of panels; the second ISA-Dialogue was held; and a new Chair, Prof. Arlene Tickner, was elected along with a new ( or mostly new) executive committee.  At our annual luncheon, Prof. Diana Tussie of Argentina was honored and our book, Diplomatic Strategies of Nations in the Global South, was launched (see photos). Finally, the ISA Task Force on the Global South held its first face-to-face meeting where the task force process was officially begun. Three sub-committees are working on publication, travel, and other specific and more immediate issues; regional distinctions; and long-term issues of scholarship, respectively. More details will follow later. Meanwhile, thank you for attending ISA. In particular, inasmuch as this is a time of major transition,  your blog writer and caucus founder, J. Braveboy-Wagner, wants to express her profound appreciation for your support over the past six years. Without you, we would not have grown from a handful of members to 338 this year!  We can feel proud that the Global South is now firmly on the agenda of ISA. (More photos to come later.)

Book contributors Adogamhe, Cassells, Kalil, B-W and Degila with Speaker Matt Bishop
 B-W and Contributor Cassells at Palgrave Booth's "Meet the Author"
 PHISO's Nassef Adiong and others at luncheon
 Dr. Tussie with Award presented earlier by Chair Nanette Svenson

Do ask your libraries to buy Diplomatic Strategies...