- The ISA approved the committee's report on blogging--folks should just be responsible, blogger or not, editor or President or whatever.
- The Online Media Caucus was approved.
- The governing council meeting also demonstrated that the future will be interesting...
- I didn't break any bones slipping on the beads on Bourbon Street.
- I greatly enjoyed an hour of craps with Sara Mitchell. We didn't profit, alas, but we successfully had fun.
- I had two wonderful dinners that helped to launch two new journals--Journal of Global Security Studies and the European Journal of International Security. I am on both editorial boards.
- I was interviewed by Sage press as they are seeking to build a library of discussions of key literatures and debates--twas fun.
- I learned much during the Academic Freedom and Social Media roundtable--I have never studied academic freedom, but I do indulge in it quite a bit.
- The Duckies were a blast!
- The second roundtable celebrated the life of Pattie Weitsman. And, yes, I was a mess.
- The third roundtable focused on Canada and Afghanistan. We had much consensus
- that the argument that the military hoodwinked the Prime Minister is crap
- that parliament was super lame (technical academic jargon)
- I met a heap of old friends and a few new ones. I have been very lucky in this academic journey.
- The OMC business meeting was very successful--a small crowd but heaps of great ideas!
- The TRIP data panel went well.
- Dinner with Team Steve was delightful.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Declaring Success at the ISA
Twas a wonderful week in New Orleans for the International Studies Association meeting. I will follow the example of a wise general and declare success: