Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is a specialist in foreign policy, diplomacy, and development, particularly with respect to the nations of the Global South. Apart from her scholarly work, which includes eleven books, from 1995 to 2010 she served as the United Nations-NGO representative of the International Studies Association (www.isanet.org). She has served on the Governing Council, the Executive Committee, the Committee on Ethics and Responsibilities, and other committees of ISA. In 2011, she was awarded the Ladd Hollist award for significant service to the association at the annual ISA convention.
She founded the Global South Caucus of the ISA (GSCIS) in 2012 and served as its chair until 2015 and cochair through 2016. Professor Braveboy-Wagner has been a Fellow at and assistant to the director of training of the U.N. Institute for Training and Research. In April 2011, she was honored as one of fifty “distinguished alumni” chosen for their outstanding accomplishments and community service by the University of the West Indies Alumni Association at their inaugural Hall of Fame award ceremony, held to mark the fiftieth anniversary of UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She was honored with a special panel on her scholarship at the ISA Annual Convention in Toronto in 2019, and then received the GSCIS Distinguished Scholar Award for 2020.