Robert W. & Jessie Cox Award

Established in 1997, the Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. The purpose of the prize is to encourage critical study of international political economy, world orders, and civilizations. Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races.

Details

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  1. Recipients must be current members of ISA.
  2. Papers must:
  • Be authored by graduate students who have not received their PhD as of the date of the paper presentation.
  • Not be considered for any other ISA award.
  • Not be published as of the submission deadline.
  1. While paper submitters are encouraged to attend the ISA Convention, this is NOT a condition of eligibility.
  • A $500.00 (USD) cash prize and a plaque are awarded to the recipient at the annual ISA Convention.
  • Submit papers in English.
  • Submit in Microsoft Word format.
  • Include a title page with name, institutional affiliation, email and the total word count not exceeding 10,000 words, including title, notes and references.
  • Relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races.
  • Nominations, including copies of the paper, should be sent electronically to the Committee Chair by October 1st.

Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Robert W. & Jessie Cox Award, Sarah Sharma! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient
2021 Sarah Sharma
2020 not awarded
2019 Ali Bhagat
2018 Rune Møller Stahl
2014 David Hughes
2013 Julian Germann
2012 Elizabeth Cobbett
2011 Zoeuml Pflaeger
2010 Jeff Ballinger
2009 Renk Ozdemir
2008 Sandy Hager
2007 James Perry
2006 Martijn Konings
2005 Daniel Preece
2004 N/A
2003 Latha Varadarajan
2002 Hironori Onuki
2001 M. Patrick Ngcoya
2000 Gary Burn

Committee Members

Sheryl Lightfoot | Chair
March 2019 - March 2022
University of British Columbia

Janis Van der Westhuizen | Member
March 2019 - March 2022
University of Stellenbosch

Daniela Irrera | Member
March 2020 - March 2023
University of Catania

Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel | Member
March 2019 - March 2022
Goethe University Frankfurt

Ami Shah | Member
March 2019 - March 2022
Pacific Lutheran University

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