BISA is pleased to be sponsoring, the following 4 sessions at the International Studies Association conference, Atlanta.
Wednesday, March 16 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM WA67: Does Britain Still Have a Role in the World?
Thursday, March 17 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM TD34: On the Government of Peaceful and Violent Life: The Unsettling (of) Liberal Settlements of Peace
- Warding-off Governmentality: Indigenous Agency in Civil Society and Settler Peace
- Roads, Barriers and Entrepreneurs: Neoliberal Governmentality and Materiality in Israeli Settlements in the West Bank
- Narratives of “Good Order” in Post-interventionary Policing
Author: Colleen Bell (University of Saskatchewan)
- Post-liberal agency: indeterminacy, decolonization and the late liberal settler state
Friday, March 18 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM FD39: International Political Economy of Energy
- Pipelines and Hegemonies: A Gramscian Approach to the Study of Energy
- Natural Gas and Conflicts – How Different is Gas from Oil?
- The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Energy Security in Asia
Author: Younkyoo Kim (Divison of International Studies, Hanyang University)
- Between a rock and a hard place: energy policy in a comparative political economy perspective
Saturday, March 19 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM SB61: Gendered Agency in War and Peace: Politics of Security
- Faslane and Feminism: Gendered Power, Identity and Agency in the ‘Longest Running Peace Camp in the World'
- ‘Silences’ as Sites of Agency and Transformation: Feminist Studies and the Politics of Right-Wing Women
- Gendered Agency in War and Peace: The Reintegration of War-Affected Women and Female Ex-Combatants in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Mobilising on the Fringe of Civil Society: Gendered Agency and Peacebuilding in Nepal
Dear BISA members
Happy new year. The Board of Trustees has lent BISA’s full support to a joint public statement released yesterday by a number of professional associations in international studies, seeking to raise their voices against the situation faced by academic colleagues in Turkey and threats to their academic freedom. This statement is provided below. Collectively the Associations would like to seek as wide a dissemination of the public statement as possible, and to this end would invite you to consider disseminating among your networks as you feel appropriate. We would also like to invite our Working Group convenors to consider distributing to their members by e-mail or through social media. If you feel inclined to do so, we appreciate your help in the effort to raise the profile of this issue.
Chair of BISA, on behalf of the Board of Trustees
Public Statement of the Presidents and Chairs of Professional Associations on “International Studies” regarding the Persecution of Academics in Turkey
18 January 2016 (as amended as of 22 January 2016)
Joint Committee on Human Rights
The UK is falling behind its competitors in research and development (R&D) investment and the Government will be putting competitiveness, productivity and jobs at risk if it does not set out a clear roadmap to increase science funding in the Spending Review, the cross-party Science & Technology Committee is warning in their report published 9th November 2015.
Published on 6th November 2015, the green paper "Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice" outlines government proposals addressing the future of higher education.
Consultation on the proposals will run for 10 weeks, closing on 15 January 2016.
Published on 3rd November 2015, the Department for Education and Ofqual issue two consultations on the reform of subject content and the assessment for new GCSEs and A levels which will be taught from 2017, including AS and A Level Politics. The continued inclusion of Global Politics is key to students continuing on to further their International Studies knowledge at degree level. The reform of subject content is part of the wider reform currently being undertaken for GCSEs and A level subjects.
UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing inquiry.
BISA congratulates the University of Surrey's Department of Politics on the very welcome news that its future has been secured. The Department will continue to exist as a discrete unit, with a staff of ten, and there will be no compulsory redundancies. All of its undergraduate and postgraduate provision will remain intact. BISA extends its good wishes and full support to the Department in the next phase of its development.
Professor Nicola Phillips, University of Sheffield, BISA Chair