The purpose of this section is to encourage research and scholarship in international security and arms control, providing an opportunity for presentation of papers and discussion of theoretical and empirical work at APSA section meetings.
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.
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Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.
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Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award
Eligibility: ISAC will consider doctoral dissertations on any aspect of security studies with a submission date in calendar year 2016.
Criteria: The committee welcomes nominations for theses on any aspect, and that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Theses will be judged according to four criteria:
- originality in substance and approach
- significance for scholarly and/or policy debates
- rigor in approach and analysis
- power of expression
Process: Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the thesis, a summary statement of no more than 1,000 words from the student, and a brief supporting statement of no more than 500 words from the supervisor, all submitted to the committee chair by 1 April 2017. Please email the thesis along with the summary statement and supporting letter to the [email protected].
Prize and notification: $500 will be awarded from an APSA account along with an award certificate. The committee chair will notify the recipient of the award, who will be encouraged to attend the 2017 annual convention, in order to receive the award in person. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.
See past recipients here.
Joshua Shifrinson (Chiar)
HW Bush School of Government
Texas A&M University
Dara Kay Cohen
Senior Assistant Professor
Naval War College
Texas A&M University
University of Cambridge
Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service
The Joseph J.Kruzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Public Service is awarded to a scholar with a distinguished career in national security affairs both as an academic and a public servant. It is given to memorialize Joseph Kruzel, a security studies scholar and Department of Defense policy official who was killed while on a diplomatic mission to Bosnia.
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Deadline for nominations: TBA