For those of you with an interest in intelligence or security studies, the International Studies Association (ISA) has an Intelligence Studies Section that is currently inviting paper and panel proposals for ISA's next convention in March 2006 in San Diego, CA. Deadline for submission is June 1. See the official call for papers, notional panel topics and program coordinator contact information at: http://iss.loyola.edu/call2006.html
For those unfamiliar with ISA, it is like the American Political Science Association but with an international focus. The conventions attract primarily academics--thousands of them--but the Intelligence Studies and International Security Studies Sections also attract former practitioners, current goverment officials (CIA, DIA, State, etc), military students and professors (Joint Military Intelligence College, Naval Postgraduate School, Army and Naval War Colleges, all the service academies, US Army Command and General Staff College, etc) and think tank/contractor folks (RAND, CNA, SAIC) to present papers on the panels.
If you have ideas for articles and an interest in meeting others who write and publish on intelligence or security issues, this is probably the best academic forum for getting the ideas out there.
Please let me know if you have additional comments or questions. Links to the assocation and related sites below.
* International Studies Association:
* ISA's International Security Studies Section:
* Intelligence Studies Panels and Papers from the 2004
* 2005 ISA Program (search by keyword for subject of interest such as "intelligence" or "military" or "Army")http://www.isanet.org/hawaii/PrelimProgram2005.pdf
* ISA Conference Paper Archive
* International Association for Intelligence
Stephen Marrin (former CIA and GAO analyst)
Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
University of Virginia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~spm8p/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://iss.loyola.edu/call2006.html
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