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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.

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Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award

The Kenneth N. Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award is given by the International Security section to the best defended dissertation in 2023 on the study of international security. 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: Complete nomination packets will include an electronic copy of the dissertation defended in 2023, 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. Send all materials to the Committee Chair, Dr. Sumit Ganguly, at sganguly@indiana.edu

Prize: $500 will be awarded along with an award plaque. The committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sumit Ganguly (Chair) Indiana University sganguly@indiana.edu
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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: Complete nomination packets will include an electronic copy of the nominee’s professional C.V., highlighting their 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 International Security Section. Submit information to the Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen M. Grenier, at sgrenier@jhu.edu.

 Prize: $1000 will be awarded along with an award plaque. The committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.
 

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Stephen M. Grenier (Chair) Johns Hopkins University  sgrenier@jhu.edu
Marybeth Peterson Ulrich United States Naval War College marybeth.ulrich@usnwc.edu
Chris Demchak United States Naval War College  chris.demchak@usnwc.edu

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

The Robert Jervis Best International Security Book award is presented by the International Security section to the best international security themed book published in 2023 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: A letter of nomination (self-nominations acceptable) should be submitted to Dr. David Sacko, the award committee chair, at david.sacko@afacademy.af.edu. A copy of the book must also be sent to each member of the committee.

Prize: $500 will be awarded along with an award certificate. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year.
Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Sacko (Chair) United States Air Force Academy David.Sacko@afacademy.af.edu
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Catherine McArdle Kelleher Award for Best International Security Article

The Catherine McArdle Kelleher Best International Security Article Award recognizes the best peer-reviewed article in the field of international security and security studies each year. Eligible articles must have been published (either online or in print) in a relevant peer-reviewed journal in 2023. Authors must be International Security section 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: Nomination packets should include an electronic copy of the article published in 2023 and a nomination letter of no more than 500 words. Submit materials to the Committee Chair, Dr. Indu Saxena, at drindu0109@gmail.com

Prize: $500 will be awarded with an award plaque. The Committee reserves the right not to make the award in any given year. 
 

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Indu Saxena (Chair) Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers drindu0109@gmail.com
Charles Boehmer University of Texas - El Paso crboehmer@utep.edu