American Society of International Law

Expand your scholarly network and enhance your knowledge of American foreign relations law by joining the American Society of International Law at a special discounted rate for SHAFR members only. ASIL members enjoy full online access—including all archived content back to 1906—to ASIL’s flagship publications: the quarterly American Journal of International Law, the preeminent journal in the field; International Legal Materials; and the annual Proceedings of the
ASIL Annual Meeting.

Additional benefits include:

•    Free or discounted registration for ASIL events and online content, including member rates for the Annual Meeting and the Fall Research Forum
•    Networking opportunities with leading academics, policy makers, and legal practitioners
•    Free membership in any of the Society’s 35 substantive Interest Groups
•    Access to a searchable member directory and member profiles

SHAFR members receive a 50% discount on ASIL membership.  Please contact Amy Sayward for details.

The National Coalition for History

SHAFR is a member organization of the National Coalition for History, an umbrella group that represents a range of U.S. organizations and institutions committed to historical research, interpretation, and education.  Among its many activities, the National Coalition supports U.S. government records preservation and access.

If you would like to subscribe to the free National Coalition electronic newsletter or its alerts on impending legislation and other actions pertaining to the National Archives and Records Administration, declassification, and so forth, please visit their site:

The current SHAFR delegate to the National Coalition for History is Tom Zeiler.  You may contact him about issues pertaining to the National Coalition and its mission at the following address: [email protected].

Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1986. Located at the State Department’s George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, ADST’s mission is to capture, preserve, and share the experiences of America’s diplomats to enrich the professional knowledge of practitioners and strengthen public appreciation of diplomacy’s contribution to America’s security. It achieves this mission by recording the oral histories of diplomatic practitioners, helping them prepare and publish books and memoirs, contributing to the development of case studies, supporting the work of the Foreign Service Institute, and taking educational programs to citizens of all ages.

Over the past quarter century ADST has completed more than 2,000 that may be of particular interest to researchers of international history. To see more about this initiative, go to the ADST website: