Public Benefit Statement

The Trustees confirm that they have complied with the duty in Section 4 of the Charities Act 2006 to have due regard to the Charity Commission's general guidance on public benefit Charities and Public Benefit.
The British International Studies Association (BISA) is a learned society which develops and promotes the study of International Studies, Politics and related subjects through teaching, research and the facilitation of contact between scholars.  Founded in 1975, BISA is the leading organisation for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students of International Studies in the United Kingdom.  The association has around 1,200 members, while most members are based in the UK there are also members throughout Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and Australia, new members are always welcome.  The Association's journals, magazine and book series, along with our conference and events position us as a key forum in shaping and disseminating current research in International Studies and Politics. Through our Working Groups, BISA provides a dynamic and pro-active environment for more focused research in to subfields of International Studies.
Charitable objectives
i) To promote and facilitate international studies in British Universities and other seats of learning and research
ii) To advance the teaching and research in international studies in the relevant academic disciplines of such universities and seats of learning
iii) To facilitate personal contact and communication among scholars with these interests in the United Kingdom and other countries
iv) To support and develop the publication of scholarly material and research papers relevant to international studies and to distribute the results of such research
v) To convene conferences for Members and others who may be invited to attend by the Committee
vi) To arrange to the publication and distribution of a journal to be called the British Journal of International Studies or such other journals or papers as the Committee shall decide
vii) To organise study groups
British International Studies Association


Charity No:1151260
Company no: 8422260
Registered office: University Of Birmingham Room 650, 6th Floor, Muirhead Tower, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, B15 2TT