African Studies Association (ASA) The ASA is based in the United States and strives to encourage research, teaching, address challenges and broaden professional organization and promote a greater understanding of Africa and African issues. ASA hosts an annual international conference and publishes two journals the “African Studies Review” and “History in Africa”.
American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) The AACS encourages the study of subjects related to China, advances the exchange of information and scholarship between academic disciplines and promotes communication between scholars throughout the world involved in Chinese studies. The AACS also holds an academic conference and publishes a journal, “The American Journal of Chinese Studies”.
American Political Science Association Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (APSA) The APSA Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) aims to promote Taiwan area studies in the mainstream political science community, to assist Chinese political scientist from Taiwan in their professional development and to facilitate the development and growth of an integrated academic community. Students from the Master of International Affairs degree program have presented at the CGOTS.
Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) As the largest U.S. based organization dedicated to professional activities related to Chinese politics, ACPS provides leadership, professional opportunities, and intellectual exchange to those interested in Chinese political studies. ACPS has held more than two dozen conferences and workshops around the globe, established a top international journal on Chinese politics “The Journal of Chinese Political Science”. Students from the Master of International Affairs program have presented at ACPS conferences.
International Studies Association (ISA) Promoting research and education in international affairs, with well over five thousand members in North America and around the world, ISA is the most well respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. ISA cooperates with 57 international studies organizations in over 30 countries. Students in the Master of International Affairs Program have presented at ISA regional meetings.
Middle East Studies Association (MESA) MESA is a private, non-profit, and non-political organization that brings together scholars from all over the world interested in studying the Middle East Region. It is responsible for the “International Journal of Middle East Studies” and a newsletter, “MESAReview of Middle East”. MESA also holds an annual meeting each year.
Latin American Studies Association (LASA) As the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America, LASA brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupations, across the globe. The LASA holds the International Congress which features sessions and expert discussions on Latin America and the Caribbean. LASA also publishes the “Latin American Research Review” and the “LASA Forum” a quarterly newsletter.
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) The BRASA is a group of international scholars who promote Brazilian studies, especially in the humanities and social sciences. Every other year the BRASA hosts, BRASA X, an international congress on Brazilian studies.
International Political Science Association (IPSA) The IPSA supports the development of political science and aims to link academic scholars in both established and emerging and democracies. Research committees provide the opportunity for scholars from all over the world to connect and conduct research in the political science field. The ISPA also holds a World Congress of Political Science every other year and publishes the “International Political Science Review”, the “International Political Science Abstracts”, “Participation” and the “IPSA Portal”.
Cultural and regional area studies affiliated groups The American Political Science Association (APSA) has created a list of organizations that study particular regions throughout the world. This list serves as a guide to students, scholars and professionals interested in political science and affairs in a particular region or country.
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) The ASN brings together scholars, doctoral candidates, policy analysts and NGO practitioners, interested in the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Eurasia) and nationalism studies. Each year the ASN a World Convention at Columbia University and also publishes journals, “Nationalities Papers” and “Ethnopolitics”.