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International Security (Section 19)

The purpose of this section is to encourage research and scholarship in international security, providing an opportunity for presentation of papers and discussion of theoretical and empirical work at APSA section meetings.

Founded: 1988
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s19
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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 19. International Security awards to-date »

 

Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award

The Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award is a yearly award given by the International Security section to the best defended dissertation on the study of international security and arms control. Students from around the country are allowed to submit their paper to the committee, which is composed of five members. 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. The dissertation theses will be judged according to four criteria:1) contribution to security studies scholarship, 2) international security policy significance, 3)rigor in approach and analysis, 4) power of expression and originality in substance and approach.

Process: Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the thesis defended in 2021, 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 Professor Steven Grenier. Please email the thesis along with the summary statement and supporting letter to [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 2022 annual convention in Montreal in order to receive the award in person. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.
Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2022
 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Steven Grenier (Chair) Johns Hopkins University [email protected]
Richard Stoll       Rice University   [email protected]
Madison Schramm      Army War College   [email protected]
Max Margulies   Untied States Military Academy [email protected]
Kevin DeJesus        Johnson and Wales University  [email protected]

Joseph Kruzel Award for Lifetime Academic-Practitioner Service

The Joseph 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 policy official who was killed while on a diplomatic mission to Bosnia.

Process: Nominations should include an electronic copy of the nominee’s professional C.V., highlighting her/his record of public service and scholarship, together with a summary statement of no more than 1,000 words concerning the individual’s major achievements and contributions in policy and academia. The individual nominated need not be a member of the IS section. These should be submitted to the Kruzel Committee chair John Riley. Please email John Riley at [email protected] with the subject line title “Nominee for Kruzel Award,” and with contact information for follow-up conversations if necessary. Prize and notification: $1000 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 forthcoming APSA convention in Montreal in order to receive the award in person. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
John Riley (Chair) United States Air Force Academy [email protected]
Lori Helene Gronich     George Washington University     [email protected]
John Garofano        Naval War College  [email protected]
Sonja Amadae         Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]
Todd C. Robinson     Air War College     [email protected]

The Robert Jervis Best International Security Book by a Non-tenured Faculty Member

The Robert Jervis Best International Security Book is a yearly award presented by the International Security section to the best international security themed book published in 2021 by a scholar who has not been awarded tenure. The committee welcomes nominations that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Books will be judged according to four criteria:1) contribution to security studies scholarship, 2) international security policy significance, 3)rigor in approach and analysis, 4) power of expression and originality in substance and approach.

Process: Nominations comprise three copies of the book published in 2021 and a letter of nomination (self-nominations acceptable) submitted to Professor Sumit Ganguly. Please email [email protected] for specific submission instructions. 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 2022 annual convention in Montreal in order to receive the award in person. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.
Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sumit Ganguly     Indiana University [email protected]
Chris Demchak         Naval War College [email protected]
Erik Gartzke     University of California, San Diego     [email protected]

Catherine McArdle Kelleher Award for Best International Security Article

The American Political Science Association seeks to award the Catherine McArdle Kelleher Best International Security Article Award seeks to recognize the best peer-reviewed articles in the field of international security and security studies each year. Eligible articles must have appeared in print in a relevant peer-reviewed journal in 2021. Authors must be IS Section 19 members. The committee welcomes articles that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Articles will be judged according to four criteria:1) contribution to security studies scholarship, 2) international security policy significance, 3)rigor in approach and analysis, 4) power of expression and originality in substance and approach.

Process: Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the article published in 2021 and a nomination letter of no more than 500 words, all submitted to the committee chair, Indu Saxena at [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 2022 annual convention in Montreal in order to receive the award in person. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year. 
Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Indu Saxena     Rutgers University [email protected]
Jerome Sibayan     Army War College [email protected]
Richard Maas         Old Dominion University [email protected]
Resat Bayer     Koc University     [email protected]
Allan Stam       University of Virginia   [email protected]