Event: 1 June Deadline Call for Papers Intelligence Studies Section International Studies Association

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Phi Beta Iota: This would be a good year to begin begin serious about public intelligence (decision-support) and the necessarily deep integration of education, intelligence, and research, when a Smart Nation is created  through the proper development of M4IS2 and OSE. We strongly encourage prospective presenters from across the eigth tribes and the four domains, confident that the program chairs are well-intentioned open-minded individuals.

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This is the call for papers/panels for the Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) at the 56th annual International Studies Association (ISA) convention, held in New Orleans, LA on 18-21 February 2015. The overall theme for the conference is: “Global IR and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International Studies.” Please note that the deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals is 1 June 2014. Full details on the ISA2015 conference is available here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/NewOrleans2015.aspx

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The Intelligence Studies Section, one of 28 sections within ISA, is a primary venue for presenting new intelligence studies research and scholarship. What distinguishes ISS from other sections at ISA (such as the International Security Studies Section or the Foreign Policy Analysis Section) is its focus on the study of intelligence in all its forms, functions and activities. The full list of ISA sections and their descriptions is here: http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections.aspx with more information on the Intelligence Studies Section here: http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections/ISS.aspx

Proposals for intelligence-related papers or panels for ISA 2015 can cover any aspect of the debates and issues within contemporary intelligence studies. A wide range of topics and issues are covered each year, as illustrated through the papers presented at ISA in 2014:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/192200340/Intelligence-Studies-Section-Program-at-ISA-2014


As 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Intelligence Studies Section, proposals which address the development of intelligence studies as a field and developing academic discipline—where we were, where we are, and where we are going– are especially encouraged, to include national perspectives both inside and outside the Anglosphere as well as those which address particular segments of the intelligence studies domain (collection, analysis, counterintelligence, covert action, etc). Additional topics for panels include “ODNI after 10 Years: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” or “Global Health, Medicine and Intelligence Studies.”

To submit a paper or panel proposal, you will need to write a short description/abstract of the paper you intend to submit or panel you would like to put together. Panel proposals should contain 5 paper proposals linked together as a theme. Then submit the proposal by following the instructions on the ISA2015 conference webpage, which also provides much additional information on the broader content and logistical aspects, here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/NewOrleans2015.aspx

If you have multiple projects that you are working on, please submit two proposals so that the ISS program chairs can find the ‘best fit’ for your work on the program. Proposals from working practitioners and MA/PhD students are encouraged. Be sure to submit any proposals to the “best fit” Section as first choice…that will increase its chances of being accepted. If you choose to join ISA as a member, you can also join the Intelligence Studies Section by adding a Section membership for $5/year (or $3/year for students).

If you have any questions, please send them to Bill Lahneman and Julian Richards, ISA/ISS Section Programme Chairs.

We very much look forward to seeing your proposals for the 2015 conference!

Dr. Julian Richards
Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS)
University of Buckingham
[email protected]uk

Dr. William J. Lahneman
Department of Security Studies and International Affairs
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach)
[email protected]

See Also:

2015 Steele’s New Book
2014 Beyond OSA
2014 PhD Proposal
2014 Steele’s Open Letter
2014 UN @ Phi Beta Iota
2013 Intelligence Future
2012 Academy Briefing
1989+ Intelligence Reform
1976+ Intelligence Models 2.1
1957+ Decision Support Story