James N. Rosenau

James N. Rosenau’s innovative work, honors the scholar who has made the most important contributions to globalization studies. A past president of the International Studies Association and a pioneer in globalization research, Jim Rosenau offered great insights into the intersection of domestic and foreign affairs, boundary spanning actors in world politics, and parametric transformations in our field. This award recognizes his role as a pillar of the international studies community and leader in globalization research.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of the ISA.


  • The recipient will receive a $500 monetary prize along with a plaque.
  • The ISA president will present the award at the Business Meeting and Award Ceremony at the Annual Convention in Honolulu, 2020.

Selection Process

  • The nomination and selection process for this award is placed under the responsibility of the Rosenau Achievement Award Committee.

Apply For This Award

  • Letters of nomination or self-nominations, plus curriculum vitae, should be submitted to the three members of the Rosenau Award Committee by October 15, 2019.


Congratulations to Barry Gills 2019's recipient of the James Rosenau Award!

Congratulations to Aseem Prakash 2018's recipient of the James Rosenau Award!


Michelle Scobie | Chair
March 2020 - March 2022
University of the West Indies

Meet the Committee

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