March 19, 2009
Vol. 28 No. 12

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    Professor receives international relations award from ISA

    By Sarah Galer
    News Office

    Jon Pevehouse, Associate Professor in the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, has been presented the 2009 Karl Deutsch Award, a prestigious international relations award.

    “I was very honored and humbled to have been nominated. There are a lot of great people who have received the award,” said Pevehouse.

    This annual award is presented to a scholar under the age of 40 (or within 10 years of defending a dissertation) who has made “the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research.”

    The 4,000-member-strong International Studies Association, which promotes research and education in international affairs, founded the award. It is presented each February at the ISA Annual Convention.

    The award committee cited Pevehouse’s path-breaking scholarship and “for his contributions to understanding the impact of international organizations on democratization processes and outcomes, as well as his work on crucial aspects of U.S. policy to use deadly force.”

    Pevehouse has authored two books: While Dangers Gather: Congressional Check on Presidential War Powers, with William Howell, Associate Professor in the Harris School, and Democracy from Above: IGOs and the Promotion of Democracy.

    Pevehouse is the second scholar from the Harris School to win this award; Duncan Snidal, Associate Professor in the Harris School, received it in 1992.