IPE Distinguished Scholar Award

The International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association welcomes your nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award.

The award was created to recognize outstanding senior scholars whose influence and path-breaking intellectual work will continue to impact the field for years to come. We particularly welcome nominations of innovative scholars who have contributed sophisticated new theories and methods for analyzing the international political economy, and who have made lasting contributions to fostering a stimulating and inclusive ISA community in additional areas, such as mentoring, service in the International Studies Association, or other areas the nominator may choose to highlight.


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  1. To reflect the international and tolerant nature of our section, we encourage diversity in nominations according to intellectual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religion and geography.
  2. The recipient must be a current member of ISA and the IPE section.
  • The recipient will receive a plaque at the IPE reception during the Annual Convention.
  • Former/current colleagues and students are invited to be on the roundtable honoring the awardee at the ISA Annual Convention. The roundtable generally precedes the IPE reception at the convention.
  • The committee is especially interested in scholars who have a history of attending ISA meetings, as we do not have the ability to support travel.
  • The nomination may come from any member of the International Political Economy Section.
  • Nominations (including self-nominations) must include the nominee’s current C.V. and a letter (no more than 1 page) describing the nominee’s contribution to the study of IPE.
  • The nomination should be sent to Erin Lockwood.
  • Candidates nominated last year remain in contention this year, and do not need to be re-nominated.
  • The deadline for nominations is May 21.


Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the IPE Distinguished Scholar Award, Judith L. Goldstein! See the previous recipients below.


2021 Judith L. Goldstein
2020 Eric Helleiner
2019 Aseem Prakash
2018 Kathleen McNamara
2017 Helen V. Milner
2016 John Ravenhill
2015 Louis Pauly
2014 Beth Simmons
2013 Craig Murphy
2012 Mary Ann T├ętreault
2011 Philip Cerny
2010 James Mittelman
2009 Christopher Chase-Dunn
2008 Jeffrey Frieden
2007 Sylvia Ostry
2006 Stephen Gill
2005 Stephen Krasner
2004 Fernando Henrique Cardoso
2003 James Caporaso
2002 Peter Gourevitch
2001 David Baldwin
2000 Benjamin Cohen
1999 John G. Ruggie
1998 Immanuel Wallerstein
1997 Peter Katzenstein
1996 Robert Gilpin
1995 Robert Keohane
1994 Raymond Vernon
1993 Robert Cox
1992 Susan Strange
1991 Samir Amin
1990 Albert O. Hirschman
1989 Andre Gunder Frank


Erin Lockwood | Chair
March 2021 - April 2022
University of California, Irvine

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