Category: News

Title: Congratulations to Mortara Center Director Elizabeth Saunders on ISA Award

On March 1, Mortara Center for International Studies Director Elizabeth Saunders was recognized by the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of the International Studies Association (ISA) with the Emerging Scholar Award.

The ISA is an interdisciplinary association focused on international and global affairs that boasts a network of 7,000 members. Its awards recognize outstanding scholarship in international studies. In particular, the ISA ISSS Emerging Scholar Award recognizes scholars with outstanding recent contributions in the field of security studies.

About Director Elizabeth Saunders

In addition to her post as the Director of the Mortara Center, Elizabeth Saunders is an Associate Professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service and a core faculty member in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at the George Washington University. Her research and teaching interests focus on international security and U.S. foreign policy, including the presidency and foreign policy, and the politics of using force.

Saunders’ first book, Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions (Cornell University Press: 2011) received the 2012 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award from APSA’s International History and Politics section. Her forthcoming book, The Insiders’ Game: Elites, Democracy, and War, will be published by the Princeton University Press. Her work has also been published in the Annual Review of Political Science, International OrganizationInternational Security, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution,  the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Review, and Foreign Affairs.

To view the full list of ISA award recipients, visit this web page.