International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:15 AM to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM
Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, USA
Private Event: Conference
Feb 22

Participation in this event is by invitation only

ISA 2017: Understanding Change in World Politics

A major international scholarly event, the theme of ISA 2017 is Understanding Change in World Politics. The International Studies Association (ISA) has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Poe A, Hilton Baltimore

Constructive Engagement with Extremist/Terrorist Groups: Possibilities and Limitations

Joyce Neu, Facilitating Peace

Pamela Aall, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Eileen Babbitt, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Courtney La Bau, Truman National Security Project  
Georgia Papadopoulos Holmer, United States Institute of Peace  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:45 to 3:30 PM
Blake Room, Hilton Baltimore

Third Party Interventions from Negotiated Settlements to Reconciliation

Fen Osler Hampson, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Emma Elfversson, Uppsala University
Christopher D. Linebarger, The University of Texas at El Paso 
Raja Shanti Ranjan Sarkar, University of Arizona  
Isak Skov, Rice University  
Jeremy L. Wells, Texas State University   

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00 to 5:45 PM
University 1, Marriott Inner Harbour

Mediation and Sustainable Peace in a Changing Conflict Environment

Pamela Aall, Centre for International Governance Innovation and United States Institute of Peace

Fen Osler Hampson, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Nimet Beriker, Mardin Artuklu University
Alexandr Burilkov, Uni Hamburg/German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Michael J. Butler, Clark University
Markus Kirchschlager, German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Charles Tenenbaum, Sciences Po Lille
Sinisa Vukovic, Johns Hopkins University
Jasmine- Kim Westendorf, La Trove University

Thursday, February 23, 2017
8:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Peale A, Hilton Baltimore


Beyond Peacekeeping: Conflict Management in Africa

Pamela Aall, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Chester A. Crocker, Georgetown University and Global Leadership Foundation

Laurie Nathan, Centre for Mediation in Africa and University of Pretoria
'Funmi Olonisakin, Africa Leadership Centre and Kings College London
Charles Owuor Olungah, University of Nairobi
Gilles Yabi, West Africa Citizen Think Tank

Friday, February 24, 2017
8:15 to 10:00 AM
Promenade, Marriott Inner Harbour

Mediating Security Negotiations in Eurasia 

I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University

Ole Waever, University of Copenhagen

Fen Osler Hampson, Centre for International Governance Innovation
P. Terrence Hopmann, Johns Hopkins University
HoWon Geong, International Journal of Peace Studies/George Mason University
Valerie Rosoux, Louvain University


Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Hilton Baltimore, Paca Meeting Room

CIGI will be an exhibitor at this year's Convention. Please visit the booth to view our latest publications on global governance on the exhibit floor of the Hilton Baltimore.

SHOW HOURS – Visit CIGI at Booth 312-314

Wednesday, February 22|   1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 23|   9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, February 24  |   9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 25  |   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM