Go back

Institutes of International Affairs as Agents of International Diffusion

Published 06 Apr 2013

At the 54th International Studies Association Annual Convention held in San Francisco, AIIA Director Melissa Conley Tyler convened a roundtable of representatives of institutes of international affairs from 12 countries to discuss their role facilitating dialogue between the public and policy makers, acting as knowledge-brokers and providing space for second track dialogue.Roundtable participants presented on institutes’ roles as agents of international diffusion and shared specific recommendations for improving their institutes’ impact. Outputs include an improved sense of the common themes and challenges faced by institutes of international affairs as agents of diffusion and the different ways that institutes deal with these common issues.This roundtable followed on from successful roundtables at the 2010 and 2012 ISA Conventions and an earlier meeting of 39 institute representatives in 2008 at the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ 75th Anniversary National Conference.For the Outcomes report on this event please click here: ISA Outcomes Report 54th Convention (395.97 kB)