SFB 700’s Successful Participation in the ISA Convention in Atlanta

Guests attending the SFB/KFG reception at the ISA Convention in Atlanta, USA

Guests attending the SFB/KFG reception at the ISA Convention in Atlanta, USA

News from Aug 24, 2016

From March 16 to 19, 2016, the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 participated once again with great success in the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), which marked its 57th year in Atlanta, Georgia.

The SFB 700 showcased its work with a broad range of events. In total, eleven scholars traveled to Atlanta to present their research findings and publications on nine panels and in a round table discussion. For example, one panel organized by the SFB revolved around the question, “Areas of Limited Statehood: What Makes State and Non-state Governance Effective and Legitimate?” Thomas Risse and Tanja Börzel used the conference to present their most recent volume: the Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, published by Oxford University Press.

A high point of the convention, as in previous years, was a reception co-hosted with the Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) „The Transformative Power of Europe“ for all interested guests, experts, and friends of both institutions. Following a brief welcome address by SFB Coordinator Thomas Risse and Co-director of the KFG Tanja A. Börzel, about 250 guests enjoyed the opportunity to chat with SFB scholars and learn more about the Research Center’s work.

The SFB 700 also participated in the conference with a book and information booth, which generated strong interest and attracted many visitors.

Please click here for photos from the conference.