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Foreign Policy (Section 31)

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

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Section Officers

Chair
Anthony C. Lopez
Washington State University

Secretary/Treasurer
Thomas M. Dolan
University of Central Florida

2020 Program Chairs
Danielle Lupton
Colgate University
[email protected]

Christine Sixta Rinehart
University of South Carolina
[email protected]

Board Members
Term: 09/2019-08/2020
Keren Yarhi-Milo, Columbia University
A. Burcu Bayram, University of Arkansas

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.

Deadline for nominations: November 15, 2020

Award Committee: 
Thomas M. Dolan, University of Central Florida
[email protected]

Christine Sixta Rinehart, University of South Carolina
[email protected]

Danielle Lupton, Colgate University
[email protected]
 

Best Paper Award

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

Deadline for nominations: November 15, 2020

Award Committee:
A. Burcu Bayram, University of Arkansas
[email protected]

Anthony C. Lopez, Washington State University
[email protected]
 

Best Book Award

This Award Recognizes the best book on Foreign Policy published by an academic press.The book must have been published in calendar years 2017 or 2018.

Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee: TBA
 

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.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Anthony C. Lopez, Washington State University
[email protected]

Thomas M. Dolan, University of Central Florida
[email protected]

Christine Sixta Rinehart, University of South Carolina
[email protected]

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