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International Security Section Award Recipients

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Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award
Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service
Best International Security Article
Best Book from a Non-Tenured Faculty Member Award


Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award
Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award is awarded to a successfully defended doctoral dissertation on any aspect of security studies, which has been submitted in final, library copy in previous calendar year. The committee welcomes nominations for dissertations employing any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.) to any topic in the field of security studies. Manuscripts are judged according to (1) originality in substance and approach; (2) significance for scholarly or policy debate; (3) rigor in approach and analysis; and (4) power of expression.

2020 Madison Schramm, Georgetown University

“Making Meaning And Making Monsters: Democracies, Personalist Regimes And International Conflict”

2019 Jennifer Spindel, University of Minnesota
"Beyond Military Power: The Symbolic Politics Of Conventional Weapons Transfers.”
2019 Honorable Mention
Ketian Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Calculating Bully: Explaining Chinese Coercion.” 
2018    Eric Min, Stanford University
"Negotiation in War."
2017 Mark Bell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy."
2017  Honorable Mention
Peter White, University of Maryland, College Park
"Crises and Crisis Generations: International Conflict and Military Participation on Politics."  
2016 Daniel Krcmaric, Duke University
"The Justice Dilemma: International Criminal Accountability, Mass Atrocities, and Civil Conflict.”
2016 Honorable Mention
Carrie Lee, Stanford University
“The Politics of Military Operations.”
2014 Joshua Kertzer, Ohio State University
"Resolve in International Politics," The Ohio State University
2013 Kyle Lascurettes, University of Virginia
"Orders of Exclusion: The Strategic Sources of Order in International Relations."
2012 Kathryn Cochran, Duke University
"Strong Horse or Paper Tiger? Assessing the Reputational Effects of War Fighting."
2011 Paul Staniland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Explaining Cohesion, Fragmentation and Control in Insurgent Groups."
2009 Vaidya Gundlupet, University of Chicago
"Big Sticks and Contested Carrots: A Power-Centric Theory of International Security."

 


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.

2018   Bruce Jentlson, Duke University
2011 Andrew Marshall, Net Assessment, Department of Defense
2010 Stephen Krasner, Stanford University 
2008 Brent Scowcroft, The Scowcroft Group
2007 Catherine Kelleher, Brown University
1997 Joseph Nye Jr., Harvard University

 


Best International Security Article
The International Security organized section of APSA (formerly ISAC) Best Article Award seeks to recognize the best peer-reviewed articles in the field of international security and security studies broadly defined each year.  Eligible articles must have appeared in print ion a relevant peer-reviewed journal in 2017.  Authors must be IS/ISAC members.  

2020 Eric Hundman, NYU Shanghai
"Rogues, degenerates, and heroes: Disobedience as politics in military organizations." European Journal of International Relations 25.3 (2019): 645-671.
2020

Sarah Parkinson, Johns Hopkins University
"Rogues, degenerates, and heroes: Disobedience as politics in military organizations." European Journal of International Relations 25.3 (2019): 645-671.

2020 Andrew Coe, Vanderbilt University
"Why Arms Control Is So Rare." American Political Science Review 114.2 (2020): 342-355.
2020 Jane Vaynman, Temple University
"Why Arms Control Is So Rare." American Political Science Review 114.2 (2020): 342-355.
2019  Michael Beckley, Tufts University
"The Power of Nations: Measuring What Matters." International Security 43(2): 7-44.
2019 Honorable Mention
Allison Carnegie, Columbia University
“The Spotlight's Harsh Glare: Rethinking Publicity and International Order.” International Organization 72(3): 627-657.
2019 Honorable Mention
Austin Carson, University of Chicago
“The Spotlight's Harsh Glare: Rethinking Publicity and International Order.” International Organization 72(3): 627-657.
2018   Keir A. Leiber, Georgetown University
"The New Era of Counterforce: Technological Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence." International Security 41(4): 9-49. 2017.
2018 Daryl G. Press, Dartmouth University
"The New Era of Counterforce: Technological Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence." International Security 41(4): 9-49. 2017.

 


Best Book from a Non-Tenured Faculty Member Award
Awarded to the non-tenured faculty member who published the best book in Security Studies.

2020 Oriana Skylar Mastro, Georgetown University
The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019.
2019   Robin Marwica, European University Institute
Emotional Choices. Oxford University Press, 2018.
2019 Honorable Mention
Lindsay O’Rourke, Boston College
Covert Regime Change. Cornell University Press, 2018.