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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
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s19
Section Counts

 

Section Membership Dues 

Student Regular
$10 $10


Section Officers

Chair David Sacko, United States Air Force Academy
Vice-Chair Steve Grenier, The Citadel
Treasurer Marybeth Ulrich, Army War College
Fundraising Chair Thomas Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS
2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs

Damon Coletta, United States Air Force Academy
[email protected]
Marina Henke, Northwestern University
[email protected]
Steve Grenier, The Citadel
[email protected]
Sumit Ganguly
[email protected]

Council

Charles Boehmer, University of Texas, El Paso
Katherine Barbieri, University of South Carolina
Ryan Burke, United States Air Force Academy
David Goldfischer, University of Denver
Tom Karako, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Monica Toft, Tufts University
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University
Lise Howard, Georgetown University

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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. 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 2020, 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 Sumit Ganguly. 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 2021 annual convention in Seattle 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: March 15, 2021
 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sumit Ganguly (chair) Indiana University [email protected]
Brian Blankenship   [email protected]
Roseanne McManus Pennsylvania State University [email protected]
Peter Henne University of Vermont [email protected]
Daniel S. Gressang Embry Riddle Aeronautical University [email protected]

Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public 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 Gale Mattox. Please email Gale Mattox 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 Seattle 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: March 15, 2021
 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Gale Mattox (chair) United States Naval Academy [email protected]
Wayne Bert   [email protected]
Meredith Reid Sarkees  Global Women's Leadership in International Security [email protected]
Bruce Jentleson Duke University [email protected]
David A. Cooper National War College [email protected]

Best International Security Book by a Non-tenured Faculty Member

Awarded to best international security themed book published in 2020 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 2020 and a letter of nomination (self-nominations acceptable) submitted to Professor Ryan Burke. Please email [email protected] for the reviewer addresses. 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 2021 annual convention in Seattle 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: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Ryan Burke (chair) United States Air Force Academy [email protected]
Sumit Ganguly Indiana University [email protected]
Brian J. Phillips University of Essex [email protected]

Best International Security Article Award

The International Security organized section of Best 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 2020. 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 2020 and a nomination letter of no more than 500 words, all submitted to Professor Charles Boehmer. Please email the article along with the nomination 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 2021 annual convention in Seattle 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: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Charles Boehmer (chair) University of Texas, El Paso [email protected]
James M. McCormick Iowa State University [email protected]
Ryuta Ito Keio University [email protected]
Erica De Bruin Hamilton University [email protected]
Jackie Kerr Stanford University [email protected]