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Past conferences

Our renowned annual conference has taken place since our inception in 1975. We've visited stunning locations across the UK including Oxford, Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Exeter and Brighton.

2021- BISA 45th Conference, Virtual via Zoom

Keynote speakers: Professor Gary Younge, Dr Olivia Rutazibwa, Professor Robbie Shilliam, Dr Heba Youssef, Dr Jenna Marshall, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Dr Sithembile Mbete, Dr Swati Parashar and Dr Agnes Callamard

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2020 - No Conference due to COVID-19

2019 - BISA 44th Conference, London

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2018 - BISA 43rd Conference, Bath

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2017 - BISA 42nd Conference, Brighton 

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2016 - BISA 41st Conference, Edinburgh

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2015 - BISA 40th Conference, London

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2014 - BISA 39th Conference, Dublin, Ireland

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2013 - BISA 38th Conference, Birmingham

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2012 - BISA 37th Conference (Joint with ISA), Edinburgh

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2011 - BISA 36th Conference, Manchester

Plenary speaker - Professor Barry Buzan

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2010 - No Conference due to date change

2009 - BISA 35th Conference, University of Leicester

Plenary speaker - Professor Michael Cox

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2008 - BISA 34th Conference, University of Exeter

2007 - BISA 33rd Conference, University of Cambridge

Plenary speaker - Professor Cynthia Enloe

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2006 - BISA 32nd Conference, University of Cork, Ireland

Plenary speaker - Professor Phil Cerney

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2005 - BISA 31st Conference, University of St Andrews

Plenary speakers - Professor Chris Brown, Professor Geoffrey Roberts and Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman

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2004 - BISA 30th Conference, University of Warwick

Plenary speaker - Robert Cooper

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2003 - BISA 29th Conference, University of Birmingham

Plenary speaker - Professor Paul Wilkinson

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2002 - BISA 28th Conference, London School of Economics

Plenary speaker - Professor Michael Cox

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2001 - BISA 27th Conference, University of Edinburgh 

Plenary speaker - Professor John Ikenberry

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2000 - BISA 26th Conference, University of Bradford

Plenary speaker - Richard Rosencrance

 

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1999 - BISA 25th Conference, University of Manchester

Plenary speaker - Professor Robert Cox

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1998 - BISA 24th Conference, University of Sussex

Plenary speaker - Professor Michael Nicholson

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1997 - BISA 23rd Conference, University of Leeds

Plenary speaker - Jean Bethke Elsshtain

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1996 - BISA 22nd Conference, University of Durham

Plenary speaker - Matt Ridley

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1995 - BISA 21st Conference, University of Southampton

Plenary speaker - Philip Allott

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1994 - BISA 20th Conference, University of York

Plenary speaker - Professor Adam Roberts

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1993 - BISA 19th Conference, University of Warwick

Plenary speakers - Professor Susan Strange and John Tusa

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1992 - BISA 18th Conference, University of Wales Swansea

Plenary speaker - Professor Jack Spence

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1991 - BISA 17th Conference, University of Warwick

Plenary speaker - Professor Susan Strange

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1990 - BISA 16th Conference, University of Newcastle

Plenary speaker - Professor Ken Booth

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1989 - BISA 15th Conference, University of Kent

Plenary speaker - Professor Howard Newby

1988 - No Conference

 

1987 - BISA 14th Conference, University of Wales Aberystwyth

Plenary speaker - Professor R E Jones

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1986 - BISA 13th Conference, University of Reading

Plenary speaker - Christopher Andrew

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1985 - BISA 12th Conference, University of Bristol

Plenary speaker - Admiral Sir James Eberle

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1984 - BISA 11th Conference, University of Durham

Plenary speaker - James Rosenau

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1983 - BISA 10th Conference, University of Birmingham

Plenary speaker - David Calleo

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1982 - BISA 9th Conference, University of Southampton

Plenary speaker - Robert O'Neill

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1981 - BISA 8th Conference, University of Sussex

Plenary speakers - Peter Calrocoressi and Christopher Thorne

1980 - BISA 7th Conference, University of Lancaster

Plenary speakers - Richard Falk and David Watson

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1979 - BISA 6th Conference, University of Keele

Plenary speakers - Kenneth Waltz and Adam Watson

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1978 - BISA 5th Conference, St Catherines College Oxford

Plenary speaker - Sir Michael Palliser

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1977 - BISA 4th Conference, University of Durham

Plenary speakers - Professor Edward Azar and Professor Michael Sullivan

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1976 - BISA 3rd Conference, University of Warwick

Plenary speaker - Robert Keohane

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1975 - BISA 2nd Conference, University of Birmingham

Plenary speaker - Kenneth Waltz

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1975 - Inaugural BISA Conference, Lincoln College, Oxford

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