Professor Marysia Zalewski

Executive Committee

School of Social Science
Edward Wright Building
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3QY
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Dr Vicki Squire

Executive Committee

Department of Politics and International Studies
Social Sciences Building,
The University of Warwick,
Contact Details
+44(0)24761 51977
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Current Schedule of Meetings

Executive Committee Meetings 2015

12th & 13th February 2015

7th & 8th May 2015

17th & 18th September 2015

3rd & 4th December 2015

Executive Committee Meetings 2016

4th & 5th February 2016

5th & 6th May 2016

15th & 16th September 2016

8th & 9th December 2016



Distinguished Contribution Prize Recipients


Year Name/Department Institution
2017 Professor Mary Kaldor London School of Economics
2016 Professor Barry Buzan London School of Economics
2015 Inaugural Prize Professor Kimberley Hutchings Queen Mary, University of London


Distinguished Contribution Prize


The Distinguished Contribution Prize recognises an individual’s contribution to the promotion of excellence in the discipline of International Studies over a substantial period of time. The recipient will have made a contribution of demonstrable distinction to the intellectual development and the leadership of the discipline, with a record of achievement that is recognised as having added considerable prestige to International Studies in the UK and beyond.

General Information

Nominees must meet the Following Criteria

  • Scholars who have previously received this award are not eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees do not need to be a BISA member


  • The recipient will be recognised at the British International Studies Association Awards Ceremony at the annual conference in June.
  • The recipient will receive a glass plaque.

Selection Process

  • The BISA executive committee plus additional senior colleagues as appropriate will consider all nominations, shortlist and agree the winner. The executive committee reserves the right not to give the award in any given year.


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Apply for this award

  • To make a nomination, please email the BISA office by 4.00pm 19th January 2018, nominations should include a brief CV of no more than 2 pages, and a statement of support of no more than 500 words from a nominator which is counter signed/endorsed by a seconder.
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