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IDPP and COTELCO Participate in 2014 ISA Annual Convention

Dr. Cogburn before a presentation at 2013 ISA Annual Convention (PHOTO)The IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director and several faculty traveled to Toronto, Canada this week to participate in the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 55th Annual Convention from 26-29 March 2014. IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; incoming ISA President Dr. Amitav Acharya, IDPP and American University’s (AU) School of International Service (SIS) faculty and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at AU; IDPP/COTELCO faculty and Associate Professor at AU SIS Dr. Nanette Levinson; and several others are presenting and participating in sessions taking place throughout the conference.


Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Levinson began their multi-faceted participation by taking part in the roundtable “Beyond Borders & Barriers - Active Learning in Virtual Spaces: Evaluating Cross-National Practices & Global Cyber Learning” on Wednesday from 8:15-10:00am US EST. Dr. Cogburn also participated in a group session entitled “Regulations on the Frontier” on Wednesday from 1:45-3:30pm US EST and chaired a panel discussion entitled “Civil Society, Mobilization, and Technology” on Thursday from 4:00pm-5:45pm US EST.

Dr. Levinson is participating in a total of five sessions throughout the Convention. Dr. Acharya, who assumed his role as President of ISA this year, participated in two sessions during the Convention. He delivered the President’s Address on the evening of 27 March and was the guest of honor at the President’s Reception hosted by the Stanford University Press and the International Affairs Research Institute at AU SIS.

The IDPP and COTELCO have been participating in the ISA Annual Convention for several years. Both were also well represented at the 2013 ISA Annual Convention that took place in San Francisco, California.

ISA has over 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association dedicated to international studies. ISA cooperates with 57 international studies organizations in over 30 countries, is a member of the International Social Science Council, and enjoys nongovernmental consultative status with the United Nations.

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