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Joel Davis posted on April 15, 2015 12:16
Colleagues,

Each year since 2004 (and once before that) the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association has recognized a Distinguished Scholar in International Security Studies with an award.  I am co-chairing the committee this year with Stephen Walt.  I am writing now to solicit nominations, for 2016, for two awards – the Distinguished Scholar Award and a new Emerging Scholar Award. 

The Distinguished Scholar Award is given for life achievement in International Security Studies.  Typically, nominees will have made major contributions to scholarship in the field both via their own research and writing and their mentorship of others.   The nomination may come from any member of the International Security Studies Section.  Nominations should be accompanied by a short letter of justification (not more than 1 page) and the nominee’s CV. 

The Emerging Scholar Award is meant to recognize scholars under the age of 45, or within fifteen years of receiving their PhD who are judged to have made (through their body of publications) the most significant contribution to the field of security studies.   The nomination may come from any member of the International Security Studies Section.  Nominations should be accompanied by a short letter of justification (not more than 1 page) and the nominee’s CV. 

The Distinguished Scholar Award recipient will be honored at a special panel at the ISA conference in Atlanta in March 2016.  Both the Distinguished Scholar Award and Emerging Scholar Award include a plaque and a $500 award, which will be distributed at a reception following the panel. .

If you would like to nominate someone for either award, please send a nomination to me by May 7, 2015. Candidates nominated for the Distinguished Scholar Award in previous years are considered still to be in contention, and do not need to be re-nominated.

Prior Recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Award:

2015: Stephen Walt
2014: Ned Lebow
2013: Scott Sagan
2012: Jack Snyder
2011: Thomas Schelling
2010: Kenneth Waltz
2009: Samuel Huntington
2008: Richard Rosecrance
2007: Lawrence Freedman
2006: Robert Art
2005: Richard Betts
2004: John Mearsheimer
1996: Robert Jervis

Please email me your nominations along with supporting attachments to km2225@columbia.edu.  Please write ISSS Award in the subject line.

Many thanks,

Kimberly Marten
Awards Committee (co-chair)
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