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Milner Elected President of International Studies Association

Jan 4, 2019
B. Rose Kelly
Woodrow Wilson School

Professor Helen Milner of Princeton University was elected president of the International Studies Association (ISA), one of the oldest organizations dedicated to international, transnational and global affairs. Her term will begin in 2020 and conclude in 2021.  

Milner’s current research interests include the politics of technological change, populism, foreign aid and development, among other topics related to globalization and trade. She is the Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs and director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

“I am greatly honored to be elected president of the International Studies Association. ISA is a truly international and interdisciplinary organization and this makes it very important. The study of global politics, economics, and society is ever more valuable these days,” Milner said.

Founded in 1959, ISA’s 7,000 members span the globe – comprising academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers, among others. The association has long served as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking and programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching and practice of international studies.

Click here to see the ISA 2020-2021 officer election results. The election was held from Nov. 5 to Dec. 5 through ISA's online voting system.