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.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  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 2021 will be given for books published in 2019 or 2020).


  • Certificate is presented to the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention.


Apply For This Award

  • 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 Antoaneta Vanc, 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 October 1, 2020.
  • Winners are strongly expected to participate in the next year’s selection committee.


Award not given in 2020.

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates