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Foreign Policy (Section 31)

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The Section on Foreign Policy is the organization for those interested in multilevel approaches to the study of international relations. The Section emphasizes individual, role, organizational, bureaucratic, societal, and/or state as well as situational and system level variables in foreign policy analyses. Members of the Section employ a wide range of approaches, including historical, normative, rational, behavioral, liberal, institutional, psychological, and constructivist. Section members emphasize comparative as well as American studies of foreign policy. And the Section recognizes the contributions of practitioners as well as academics in a broad range of professions and disciplines, e.g., communications, economics, diplomacy, government, history, political science, public opinion polling, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Founded: 1993
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10 for all other members

Section Counts



Section Officers

Chair
Christopher Darnton
Naval Postgraduate School
[email protected]

Chair Elect
Desha Girod
Georgetown University
[email protected]


Secretary/Treasurer
Dennis Foster
Virginia Military Institute
[email protected]

2017 Annual Meeting
Program Chair

Desha Girod
Georgetown University 
[email protected] 
Council
Term: 09/2015-08/2017
Bridget Coggins, University of California, Santa Barbara

Term: 09/2016-08/2017
Katja Kleinberg, SUNY-Binghamton
Tim Peterson, University of South Carolina
Joshua Shifrinson, Texas A&M University




Section Awards

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.

All section 31. Foreign Policy awards to-date »


Best Graduate Student Paper Award
 
Panel chairs from any division are invited to nominate outstanding graduate student papers presented at the APSA annual meeting that are relevant to the study of foreign policy. Nominations should be sent to the Foreign Policy Section Chair.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations:

February 13, 2017

Award Committee:

Katja Kleinberg (Chair)
SUNY, Binghamton
[email protected]

Danielle Lupton
Colgate University
[email protected]

Dov Levin
Carnegie Mellon University
[email protected]


Best Paper Award
 
The Best Paper on foreign policy presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 13, 2017

Award Committee:

Katja Kleinberg (Chair)
SUNY, Binghamton
[email protected]

Danielle Lupton
Colgate University
[email protected]

Dov Levin
Carnegie Mellon University
[email protected]


Best Book Award
 
The Best Book on foreign policy published in 2015 or 2016. Edited volumes and textbooks are not eligible. Nominations must be made by a member of the Foreign Policy section; self-nominations are welcome. Copies of the book should be sent to each of the committee members. (The best book award will be given biennially, alternating with the section's distinguished scholar award.

Deadline for nominations: February 13, 2017

Award Committee:

Timothy Peterson
University of South Carolina
[email protected]

Joshua Shifrinson
Texas A&M University
[email protected]


Distinguished Scholar Award
 

Recognizes a history of distinguished scholarship in the field of foreign policy. This award will be given biennially, alternating with the section's best book award.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: 2018

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