IO Distinguished Senior Scholar Award

The Distinguished Senior Scholar Award was created to recognize senior scholars of exceptional merit whose influence, intellectual works and mentorship will likely continue to impact the field for years to come. Former/current colleagues and students will be invited to be on a roundtable honoring the awardee at the ISA Annual Convention. The roundtable generally precedes the IO Section reception at the convention.


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  1. Recipients must be current members of ISA.
  2. Award recipients must be able to attend the 2022 ISA Annual Convention in Nashville where the awardee will be honored in a panel and at a reception.
  3. The committee is especially interested in scholars who have a history of attending ISA meetings.
  • Certificate
  • Nominations (including self-nominations) should include a short narrative touching on the qualities listed above and current cv.
  • Please forward nomination materials to each committee member by e-mail.
  • Deadline for nominations: 31 May 2021


Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the IO Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, Hilary Charlesworth! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient
2021 Hilary Charlesworth
2020 Audie Klotz
2018 Amitav Acharya
2016 Thomas G. Weiss
2014 Robert Keohane
2012 Chadwick Alger
2010 Leon Gordenker

Committee Members

Kelly-Kate Pease | Chair
April 2020 – March 2022
Webster University

Roger Coate | Member
April 2020 – March 2022
Georgia College and State University

Aigul Kulnazarova | Member
April 2020 – March 2022
Tama University

Sarah von Billerbeck | Member
April 2020 – March 2022
University of Reading

Award Chairs, please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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