Patricia Weitsman Award

The Patricia Weitsman Award for Outstanding ISSS Graduate Paper recognizes the best graduate student paper on any aspect of security studies.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  • Recipient must be a current member of ISA.
  • Recipient must have been a graduate student at the time the paper was delivered.
  • Nominated papers must have been delivered at either the 2017 ISSS-ISAC conference held at American University or the 2018 ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco.

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.


  • The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and a $500 prize, which will be distributed at a reception of the ISA Annual Convention in Toronto in 2019.

Apply or Nominate for the Award

Application Process

  • Nominations may come from faculty supervisors or mentors, as well as panel chairs or discussants at the above-mentioned conferences.
  • To nominate a paper, send a full PDF copy of the paper, along with a one-paragraph justification for the nomination, to the selection committee chair, Sarah Kreps (
  • The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018.


Congratulations to Tamar Mitts, the 2018 recipients of the ISSS Outstanding Graduate Paper Award for "From Isolation to Radicalization: Anti-Muslim Hostility and Support for ISIS in the West" !

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Sarah Kreps | Committee Chair
Cornell University

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