Website Accessibility Statement

The British International Studies Association are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or circumstance.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. 
This website endeavours to conform to level A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We make every effort to ensure that all the content on our site meets this standard too.
We are making every effort to ensure that we don't exclude any users. For example:
  • We use alternative text descriptions for all content images. Decorative graphics have null alternative attributes
  • Primary URLs on the site are human friendly
  • We try to use clear and simple language
  • We have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast
  • The main text of our printed documents are available on the site, either as accessible HTML or in other formats such as PDF
Accessibility barriers
The majority of our content is provided as web pages, but in some cases legacy content is provided in proprietary formats such as Microsoft Word, and these may not be accessible to everyone. We are aware that this can cause accessibility issues for some users, and in future this content will be provided in a more accessible format. We are currently working towards reformatting our legacy content where possible.
If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please inform us by contacting us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The option of providing content through an alternate format is potentially available to you if you are having difficulties accessing information, we do our best to accommodate existing disability guidelines.  
February 2015

Influencing Change

The Association aims to raise the profile of international studies with the public and government.
We seek to:
  • engage with consultations and influence policy with international studies evidence
  • work with partners to ensure our voice is heard and collectively respresent our wider discplinary area
  • speak with authority on the state of the discipline of international studies
  • promote the benefits of investment in international studies and politics education and research

Communications, Engagement & Policy Committee


Professor Nicola Phillips Sub committee chair

Professor Richard Whitman

Professor Marysia Zalewski

Dr Vicki Squire

Professor Nicholas Robinson

Dr Toni Haastrup

Gail Birkett BISA CEO Ex-officio

Past Treasurers

S Strange 1974 - 1976
R Kent 1977 - 1980
F Pinter 1981 - 1984
R Tooze 1985 - 1988
BA Roberson 1988 - 1995
Dr Jenny Edkins Aberystwyth University 1996 - 1998
Dr Theo Farrell Kings College London 1999 - 2001
Dr Inderjeet Parmar University of Manchester 2002 - 2003
Dr Neil Cooper University of Bradford 2004 - 2006
Dr Kim Hutchings London School of Economics 2007 - 2008
Dr Stephanie Carvin Royal Holloway, University of London 2009 - 2010
Dr Hugh Dyer University of Leeds 2010 - 2013
Professor David Galbreath University of Bath 2013 - 2014
Professor Roland Dannreuther University of Westminster 2015 - 2017 Current Treasurer

Past Secretaries

RJ Barry Jones 1974 - 1976
T Taylor 1977 - 1979
J Vincent 1980 - 1982
BA Roberson 1983 - 1987
Dr Roger Carey 1988 - 1996
Dr Justin Morris University of Hull 1997 - 2005
Dr Donna Lee Unversity of Birmingham 2006 - 2008
Professor Richard Jackson University of Aberystwyth 2009-2011
Dr Ruth Blakeley University Of Kent 2011 - 2015
Dr Bela Arora University of South Wales - 2016
British International Studies Association
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