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Announcement: Online Achievement in International Studies Reception and Winners of the Duckies

February 3, 2017

On behalf of the Online Media Caucus of ISA, I’m happy to announce the following shortlist (in no particular order) for this year’s Online Achievement in International Studies Awards (The Duckies):


Best Blog (Group) in International Studies

Progress in Political Economy (PPe)

Political Violence at a Glance

Best Blog (Individual) in International Studies

Peter Trumbore

Raul Pacheco-Vega

Best Blog Post in International Studies

Gareth Bryant for 10 Talking Points from Jason W. Moore’s ‘Capitalism in the Web of Life’

Elizabeth Saunders  for What a President Trump Means for Foreign Policy

Best Twitter Account

@StacyDVanDeveer (Stacy Van Deveer)

@Whinecough (William Kindred Winecoff)


Winners of these awards, together with the winner of the Special Acheivement in International Studies Online Media award, will be announced at the Annual Online Achievement in International Studies Reception at ISA on February 23rd at 7:30 pm in Holiday 1 of the Hilton Baltimore.  Sage is graciously supporting the event (read as: there will be food and libations).

Also, I am super exited to announce this year’s Ignite! Speakers:

Charli Carpenter (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Dan Nexon (Georgetown University)

Will Moore (Arizona State University)


You’ve read their work.   You’ve laughed (and cried)  at their blog posts.  Now hear them live!!!


Hope to see you all there!

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Amanda Murdie is Professor & Dean Rusk Scholar of International Relations in the Department of International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs (Stanford, 2014). Her main research interests include non-state actors, and human rights and human security.

When not blogging, Amanda enjoys hanging out with her two pre-teen daughters (as long as she can keep them away from their cell phones) and her fabulous significant other.