DPLST Book Award

This biennial award is presented to the author(s) of the book that best advances the theoretical and empirical study of diplomacy. We especially welcome books 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. The book must have a publish date within the past two calendar years (i.e. awards at ISA 2023 will be given for books published in 2021 or 2022).
  • Certificate is presented to the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention.
  • Books may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Electronic versions of books are preferred. Electronic submission of PDF of the book and the ISBN for the book should be submitted to Eric Grynaviski, who will disseminate the book to the entire selection committee. If only hard copies are available, then publishers should arrange for books to be sent directly to all of the book award committee members. The submission deadline is June 30, 2022.
  • Winners are strongly expected to participate in the next year’s selection committee.


Congratulations to Marina Henke and Lora Anne Viola, the 2021 recipients of the DPLST Book Award! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient Title
2021 Marina Henke Title not provided
2021 Lora Anne Viola Title not provided
2019 Marcus Holmes Face-to-Face Diplomacy
2019 Eric Grynaviski America's Middlemen. Power at the Edge of Empire
2016 Karen Yarhi-Milo Knowing the adversary: Leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations
2016 Todd H. Hall Emotional diplomacy: Official emotion on the international stage
2015 Brian C. Rathbun Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920's Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Committee Members

Antoaneta Vanc | Chair
Quinnipiac University

David Banks | Member
American University

Marcus Holmes | Member
The College of William and Mary

Eric Grynaviski | Member
George Washington University

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