Professor T V Paul, author of the acclaimed book 'The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World' who is the James McGill Professor of International Relations, has been elected 56th president of the International Studies Association (ISA), a respected, widely known scholarly association in the field of international studies. Paul is also a leading scholar of international security, nuclear proliferation and South Asia. He has authored 15 books and some 60 articles on areas of international relations and global security. Representing 100 countries ISA has over 6500 members worldwide. It is currently headquartered at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Paul will deliver his presidential address at the annual ISA convention in 2016 in Atlanta. He will be responsible for organising the programme for the 2017 ISA convention in Baltimore, on the theme 'peaceful change in world politics'.