In February, I attended the International Studies Association annual convention, for the first time. I have known about the gathering for many years, but had never managed to get there before. It is a fabulous gathering of academics, with an enormous number of sessions reflecting a broad range of disciplines in the area of human rights. The call for papers has just been issued for next year’s meeting, which will be held in New Orleans, from 17-20 February 2010: http://isanet.ccit.arizona.edu/MyISA/NewOrleans2010.aspx.
I would urge doctoral students to consider making proposals for both papers and panels at next year’s meeting. Think about proposing a panel, and not just one for other doctoral students but where you invite a few ‘big names’ to participate. The deadline is 1 June 2009, so it is not too early to start moving on this.