Since 2012, Julius Nyang’oro has worked as an advisor at Global Growth Advisors in New York City. Prior to this position, he spent more than a decade as a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught African and Afro-American studies. Julius Nyang’oro belongs to several organizations, including the International Studies Association (ISA).
Established in 1959, the ISA connects scholars, students, and practitioners who work in international studies. Its 6,500-plus members reside in more than 100 countries and work directly with 57 international studies organizations in more than 30 countries. The ISA’s work includes publishing journals, disseminating ideas, and developing contacts among policymakers and academic institutions.
To help its members connect with each other and stay up-to-date on industry-wide changes, the ISA sponsors an annual convention. Scheduled for February 22-25, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland, the 58th annual convention is entitled Understanding Change in World Politics. Typically drawing more than 5,900 attendees, this conference enables scholars and practitioners to share ideas. Attendees can partake in a simulation and discuss ways to resolve the Syrian Civil War. They also have opportunities to meet with exhibitors and learn about specific products and services related to their fields.