Dispatches from ISA 2010

The annual meeting of the International Studies Association took place February 17-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representing a broad array of scholars from across the globe and reflecting a variety of disciplinary interests, ISA gave us the opportunity to connect with new scholars, spread the word about UTP, and, of course, to encounter friends and colleagues we too seldom see.

It was encouraging to see that, despite the many (many) sensory delights of the city of New Orleans, attendees made a point to visit the exhibit hall and check out some of the new books UTP has to offer. Among these were Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Policies in Comparative Perspective by Lana Wylie, Warming to the Cold War: Canada and the United States’ Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea by Robert Teigrob, Latin American Politics: An Introduction by David Close, and Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century, edited by Norene J. Pupo and Mark P. Thomas, among many others.

Many UTP authors presented papers at the conference, including Lou Pauly (Complex Sovereignty), Patrick James (Religion, Identity, and Global Governance – forthcoming in August 2010), Brian Bow (An Independent Foreign Policy for Canada?), Lana Wylie, Catherine Gegout (European Foreign and Security Policy), and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (Local Government in a Global World).

The ISA was the perfect venue to promote our new series European Union Studies, edited by Jeffrey Kopstein and Amy Verdun, which was favourably received by those at the conference.

Next year’s ISA is set to take place in Montreal, Quebec, and it is to be hoped that the meeting is as fruitful for UTP as it was in 2010.


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