Paper Competition

Paper Competition

Each year the AWC will select articles and papers that further the Consortium goals of contributing to wiser policymaking and improving the public debate by working to build a better-informed, attentive public.

AWC Article Prize Winners, 2020

We are proud to announce our winners of the AWC Article Prizes for the best research articles and policy papers:

The Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Winners of the Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy are Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli for their paper, “Why China Has not Caught Up Yet: Military-Technological Superiority and the Limits of Limitation, Reverse Engineering, and Cyber Espionage,” which appeared in International Security.

Andrea Gilli is a Researcher in Military Affairs at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Fielose, Italy, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and at the Center for Security Studies of Metropolitan University Prague. 

Mauro Gilli is a Senior Researcher in Military Technology and International Security at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He has a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding of Dartmouth College.

Rachel Myrick is an assistant research professor at the Department of Political Science at Duke University and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research explores how partisan polarization affects foreign policy making in democratic states, with an emphasis on its implications for US national security policy.  

Runner-up for the Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Rachel Myrick for her article, “Why So Secretive? Unpacking Public Attitudes toward Secrecy and Success in US Foreign Policy” appearing in the Journal of Politics, nominated by Ala’ Alrababa’h. 

 

Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy
and Grand Strategy

Winner of the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Oriana Mastro for her article, “The Stealth Superpower: How China Hid Its Global Ambitions” appearing in Foreign Affairs.

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. She is also Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and continues to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve for which she works as a Strategic planner at INDOPACOM J5.

How to Submit

America in the World Consortium (AWC) Article Prize Submissions

The Consortium is also proud to announce a call for submissions for the America in the World Consortium (AWC) Article Prizes. It will offer two prizes for articles on issues in American foreign policy and grand strategy:

Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy - $3,500 (Runner-up - $1,500)

Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy - $3,500 (Runner-up - $1,500)

Requirements:

Scope Research articles must have appeared in a peer-reviewed journal. Policy articles are defined as substantial works of analysis, addressing a major issue in American foreign policy and grand strategy, that have appeared in reasonably accessible policy-focused publications. These articles need not be peer-reviewed, but they should be based on significant research and systematic analysis. No op-eds.

Eligibility The Consortium encourages submissions by graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, untenured faculty, and faculty who received tenure in the three years preceding the submission deadline. To be eligible for the contest, articles must have been published, either in print or in digital form, between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021. Articles with two or more authors are eligible, so long as all authors meet the eligibility criteria. Articles must be submitted on or before the deadline and must focus on a topic in the broad remit of the scope outlined above to be eligible.

Applications/Nominations Authors are encouraged to submit their own work. Scholars may also nominate articles written by other scholars. To apply, please submit: a) a PDF copy of the article being nominated; and b) a CV of the author(s). Deadline Submissions due June 1, 2021 to KissingerCenter@jhu.edu. You may contact Nathaniel Wong nwong17@jhu.edu with questions regarding this opportunity