Fred Hartmann Award

The Hartmann Award is named after Dr. Frederick H. Hartmann, a distinguished international relations scholar born in 1922 in New York City who received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1949. Dr. Hartmann, who taught many years at the University of Florida, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a host of other public and private institutions, including overseas, produced a dozen books on international relations and foreign policy, including student texts. His definition of "international relations" was included in UNESCO's Social Science Dictionary published in 1965. Having served on several national and state committees and boards of higher education and as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Dr. Hartmann retired from the Naval War College as Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor Emeritus.


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  1. The award is for an outstanding graduate student or ABD paper presented at the ISA-Northeast Annual Conference.
  2. Panel chairs and discussants may nominate outstanding papers, or paper-givers may self-nominate. Nomination forms are provided at the conference registration desk.
  3. Recipients must be current members of ISA.
  • A $100.00 (USD) cash prize, a certificate, and a one-year student membership to ISA is awarded to the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention.
  • The award review committee, composed of members of the ISA-NE Executive Committee, read and score the nominated papers individually, assigning points based on criteria established by the committee.
  • The award winner is announced at the ISA-NE regional conference subsequent to the one at which the winning paper was presented.
  • Should the committee decide that no paper merits the Hartmann Award in a particular year, the award is not given.
  • The application deadline is July 1, 2021.
  • Nominations should be submitted by email to Andrew Ross and should include the paper as an attachment.
  • Nominated papers must have been presented at the 2020 ISA-NE conference.


Congratulations to Amoz Hor, the 2021 recipient of the Fred Hartmann Award, for "The Affective Politics of Pop-Economics: How Racializing Japan Naturalized Protectionism and Welfare Cuts in the 1980s-90s"! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient Title
2021 Amoz Hor The Affective Politics of Pop-Economics: How Racializing Japan Naturalized Protectionism and Welfare Cuts in the 1980s-90s
2020 Elif Kalaycioglu The Contest of Palmyra and Spaces of Global Value
2017 Patricia Greve Ontological Security, the Struggle for Recognition, and the Maintenance of Security Communities
2015 Taesuh Cha The Formation of American Exceptional Identities: A Three-Tier Model of the ‘Standard of Civilization’ in American Foreign Policy
2014 Swati Srivastava Varieties of Constructivism
2013 Robert Paul Musgrave and Yu-Ming Liou Selectorates, Resource Wealth, and Policy Agendas: Why Petroleum Only Sometimes Perpetuates Patriarchy
2012 Suzanne Hindmarch University of Toronto/Rupture and Continuity in Security Discourse: The Securitization of HIV in the UN system
2011 Jessica Auchter Border Monuments: Memory, Counter-Memory, and (B)ordering Practices Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
2010 Lauren Wilcox
Dying is Not Permitted: Sovereignty, Biopower, and Force Feeding at Guantanamo Bay
2008 Leonardo E. Figueroa-Helland TBD
2001 Kim D. Reimann TBD


Andrew Ross
Ohio University

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