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ISA Headquarters posted on March 27, 2017 13:04


General Information


  • To recognize an article by an ISA member on any aspect of security studies that excels in originality, significance, and rigor, published in the prior calendar year. 

Selection Process

  • Papers must be nominated according to the application process described below.
  • The selection will be made by the ISSS Best Article and Paper Award Committee


  • Any author or co-authors of a security studies article that appeared in print in 2016.
  • The author or co-authors of the article must be current members of ISA.

Apply for Award

Eligibility Requirements

  • Papers presented at the 2016 ISSS-ISAC Conference (at Notre Dame) or the 2017 ISA Annual Convention (in Baltimore) are eligible for nomination for the award to be presented in 2018.
  • Nominees must be current members of ISA and graduate students at the time the paper was delivered.

Application Process

  • Please send a full PDF copy of the nominated article, along with a short (1-page maximum) justification for the nomination, to the selection committee chair, Jennifer Erickson ( Self-nominations are welcome.
  • The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2017.
  • The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2017.



Congratulations to Aisha Ahmad, the 2017 recipient of the inaugural ISSS Best Security Article Award!

The recipient of the ISSS Best Security Article Award will be announced at ISA 2018 in San Francisco.



Jennifer Erickson
Committee Chair
Boston College

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