DPLST Article Award

This annual award is presented to the author(s) of the article that best advances the theoretical and empirical study of diplomacy. We especially welcome those articles that attempt to connect the study of diplomacy with broader issues and trends in the discipline.


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  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Article must be published online or in print by a peer-reviewed journal within the previous calendar year (i.e. awards at ISA 2021 will be given for articles published during January 1st – December 31st, 2021). The next DPLST Article Award will be given at ISA 2023.
  • Certificate is presented to the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention.
  • Articles may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Electronic submission of PDFs of articles and the DOI for the article should be submitted to the chair of the Awards Committee, Eric Grynaviski, who will disseminate the article to the entire selection committee. The submission deadline is October 1, 2022.
  • Winners are strongly expected to participate in the following year’s article award selection committee.



Congratulations to Kristin Anabel Eggeling and Rebecca Adler-Nissen for their article The Synthetic Situation in Diplomacy: Scopic Media and the Digital Mediation of Estrangement, and Nicholas J. Wheeler and Marcus Holmes for their article The Strength of Weak Bonds: Substituting Bodily Copresence in Diplomatic Social Bonding, the 2022 recipients of the DPLST Article Award! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient Article
2021 Deepak Nair Title not provided
2020 David Banks The Dipolomatic Presentation oft he State in International Crises: Diplomatic Collaboration during the US-Iran Hostage Crisis
2018 Marina Henke

Katerina Linos and Tom Pegram
The Politics of Diplomacy: How the United States builds Multilateral Coalitions

What Works in Human Rights Institutions?
2017 Joshua Itzkowtiz Shifrinson

Vincent Pouliot
Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer to Limit NATO Expansion. International Security 40(4): 7-44

Hierarchy in practice: Multilateral diplomacy and the governance of international security. European Journal of International Security 1(1): 5-26
2016 Seanon S. Wong Emotions and the communication of intentions in face-to-face diplomacy. European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 144-167
2016 Robert F. Trager Diplomatic Signaling among Multiple States. The Journal of Politics, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 635-647



Eric Grynaviski | Chair
George Washington University

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