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Shepherd to host regional international conference, paper proposals due August 14

ISSUED: 2 August 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVShepherd University will host the International Studies Association (ISA) South Annual Conference October 14-15, and anyone interested in submitting a panel or paper proposal must do so by August 14. 

Faculty and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in international studies are invited to submit proposals. Dr. Aart Holtslag, ISA South program chair and Shepherd assistant professor of political science, said paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on any subject related to international studies papers are welcome, but there’s a particular interest in submissions that focus on the conference theme, “Global Aspects of Civil War: Impact and Consequences.”

Holtslag said conference organizers would like to extend a special invitation to graduate and undergraduate student participants. He said student registration fees are subsidized, and additional travel grants are available for students presenting papers.

Proposals must be submitted through the ISA submission system. For more information, visit

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