ISS/Lynne Rienner Publishers Best Student Paper Award

The Intelligence Studies Section of ISA is pleased to announce the opening of the annual competition for the Intelligence Studies Section / Lynne Rienner Publishers Best Student Paper Award, which is generously supported by Lynne Rienner Publishers. The award is made annually by ISS in recognition of excellence for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper on a subject dealing with intelligence presented at the ISA Annual Convention.

Details

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  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Self-nominations are permitted, as are nominations from faculty mentors, panel chairmen and discussants, and conference attendees.
  3. Nominations should include the student's name, identification of student's academic institution, contact information (email address and phone number), title of the paper being submitted, panel name or number in which the paper was presented
  4. For co-authored papers, the student nominee must be the principal investigator and author to be eligible for consideration.
  5. Papers on any intelligence topic presented by an undergraduate or graduate student at the ISA conference are eligible. Nominations are limited to papers presented at the previous ISA conference.
  • One award will be made in the amount of $500.00, and presented with a certificate at the ISS business meeting at the ISA Annual conference.
  • The Selection Committee will draw nominated papers from the on-line conference archive.
  • Submission deadline is July 1, 2021.
  • Nominations should include: (a) the student's name; (b) identification of student's academic institution; (c) contact information (email address and phone number); (d) title of the paper being submitted; and (e) panel name or number in which the paper was presented. A paper must be provided by email attachment if it has not been uploaded in the Convention archive.
  • Nominations may be made to the selection committee chair, Daniela Richterova, by 1 July 2021.

Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient of the ISS/Lynne Rienner Publishers Best Student Paper Award, Benjamin Oudet, for “Bridging the gap between intelligence and the Administration: the normalization of French intelligence through the case of counterproliferation”! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient Title
2020 Benjamin Oudet Bridging the gap between intelligence and the Administration: the normalization of French intelligence through the case of counterproliferation
2019 Pauline Blistene Real and Reel Secrecy: Spy Fictions and the ‘Mask of Transparency’ in France and the United States
2018 Cullen Nutt Seek and Ye Shall Find: The Dynamic Effects of Previous Failure on Detecting Nuclear Programs
2017 Daniela Richterova Testing the Terror Network Theory: Prague's Unwilling Support of Carlos the Jackal
2016 Julia Macdonald Leadership Beliefs and State Threat Assessments: Saddam Hussein and the Iraq War 2003
2015 Deirdre Quinn Martin Explaining Intelligence Trajectories: The Japanese Case
2014 Stephane Lefebvre

Florina Cristiana Matei
Reconciling Democracy and the Protection of State Secrets: South Africa's Recent Experience


Media's Role in Intelligence Democratization
2013 Aaron F. Brantly Defining the Role of Intelligence in Cyber
2012 Jenna Jordan
Strategic Responses to the Leadership Decapitation of Terrorist Group
2011 Rhian McCoy Covert Peace: Theory and Practice of Secret Conflict Resolution

Committee Members

Daniela Richterova | Chair
April 2021 - March 2022
Brunel University London (UKH)

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

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