Foreign Policy (Section 31)

The Section on Foreign Policy is the organization for those interested in multilevel approaches to the study of international relations. The Section emphasizes individual, role, organizational, bureaucratic, societal, and/or state as well as situational and system level variables in foreign policy analyses. Members of the Section employ a wide range of approaches, including historical, normative, rational, behavioral, liberal, institutional, psychological, and constructivist. Section members emphasize comparative as well as American studies of foreign policy. And the Section recognizes the contributions of practitioners as well as academics in a broad range of professions and disciplines, e.g., communications, economics, diplomacy, government, history, political science, public opinion polling, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Founded: 1993
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10 for all other members

Section Counts

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$10 $10
Section Officers
Chair Anthony Lopez, Washington State University
Secretary/Treasurer Thomas Dolan, University of Central Florida
2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chair
Brent Sasley, University of Texas, Arlington
[email protected]
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Foreign Policy (Section 31)

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 31. Foreign Policy awards to-date »


Best Paper Award

Recognizing an outstanding paper submitted at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting that was submitted to and presented on a Foreign Policy Section Panel. Deadline for nominations: October 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Danielle Lupton Colgate University [email protected]
Brent Sasley University of Texas, Arlington [email protected]
Anthony Lopez Washington State University, Vancouver [email protected]

Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Recognizing an outstanding paper, written by a graduate student, submitted at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting that was submitted to and presented on a Foreign Policy Section Panel. Deadline for nominations: October 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jacqueline L. Hazelton U.S. Naval War College [email protected]
Nola Hayes    
Dov Levin University of Hong Kong [email protected]

Best Book Award

Research-based book published by a scholarly press during the preceding two years. Eligibility is determined by copyright date; Must be on a topic related to foreign policy, broadly defined and as described in the section statement of purpose; Multiple authors are acceptable; Edited volumes, Textbooks, translations, and memoirs are not eligible. Please send a copy of the submission to the address of each committee member. Please note that books will not be returned after review. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email Address
Christine Sixta-Rinehart University of South Carolina [email protected] Christine Sixta Rinehart
The University of South Caolina
Palmetto College
306C James F. Byrnes Building
Columbia, SC 29208
A. Burcu Bayram University of Arkansas [email protected] A. Burcu Bayram
Department of Political Science
428 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Thomas Dolan University of Central Florida [email protected] Thomas M. Dolan
4297 Andromeda Loop N.
Howard Phillips Hall, Rm. 302
Orlando Florida, 32816-1356