Payson makes an impressive showing at the International Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference

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The International Studies Association (ISA) recently held its annual convention in New Orleans from February 18 - 21, 2015.  The theme was Global International Relations and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International StudiesThe ISA is one of the largest inter-disciplinary scholarly organizations in the world and Payson Center faculty and graduate students have been involved with this group for years. ISA has a broad range of interests including International Development, which is further propelled by the ISA Global South Caucus.  (For details on the conference please see http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/New-Orleans-2015 and for details on the Global South Caucus, please see http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Caucuses/Global-South-Caucus.)

At ISA 2015, Payson faculty and graduate students made a series of presentations:

Dr. Anna Monhartova and Dr. Nanette Svenson led a panel entitled "Social Innovation as an Alternative Approach to International Development” on which Payson Ph.D. candidate Jessica Ports Robbins presented a paper on "University Students as 'Volunteer' Crowdmappers for Disaster Preparedness: Benefits and Challenges," and Dr. Robert Reimers, Adjunct Professor, and Dr. Kari B. Fitzmorris-Brisolara, Associate Professor at LSU School of Public Health, presented a paper on "Social Entrepreneurship via Treatment of Human Waste." 

Dr. Stanley Samarasinghe presented as part of the Presidential Theme Panel, "The United Nations and Development: The View from the Global South" and again with Dr. Chavanne Peercy, a Payson Ph.D. graduate, on another panel entitled “Case Studies on Peacebuilding.” 

Dr. Nanette Svenson was also part of the Roundtable on "Living Globalization: Female Academics At Home and Abroad" and helped host the Global South Caucus Distinguished Scholar Luncheon.

The ISA 2015 was a dynamic event and the Payson Center made an impressive showing! Next year's ISA annual conference is in Atlanta...hope to see you there!

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