Susan Strange Award

The Susan Strange Award was established in 1998 to recognize Susan Strange for her unique and extraordinary role within the International Studies Association and the worldwide community of scholars. This award recognizes a person whose singular intellect, assertiveness, and insight most challenge conventional wisdom and intellectual and organizational complacency in the international studies community. 

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  • Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  • Prize

    • The recipient receives a plaque, which is presented at the Annual Convention by the President of ISA.
    • There is no monetary prize, and the award is not necessarily given every year.

    Selection Process

    • The recipient is selected by the President in consultation with the incoming president. There is no nomination or application process for this award.


    Congratulations to Jonathan Wilkenfeld, the 2019 recipient of the Susan Strange Award!

    For a list of past recipients, please check below.

    Past Recipients


    If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact ISA Headquarters

    Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

    Key Dates

    The International Studies Association

    Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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