The 2013 Dean Gooderham Acheson ’15 Prize for Outstanding Essays in International Studies was judged by a distinguished panel of scholars.
Ryan Crocker (left) is the 2013 Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy. He recently retired as US Ambassador to Afghanistan. He has had a long and distinguished career in the US Foreign Service, serving as Ambassador to Iraq (2007–2009), Ambassador to Pakistan (2004– 2007), Ambassador to Syria (1998–2001), Ambassador to Kuwait (1994–1997), and Ambassador to Lebanon (1990–1993).
Jolyon Howorth (center) is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics and Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Bath. He has been a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale since 2002. He has published 14 books and over 250 articles on European security and transatlantic relations, among other subjects. He has consulted widely on security and defense issues.
Amanda Behm (not pictured) is the Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale. A graduate of Dartmouth, Cambridge, and Yale, she teaches modern British, imperial, and global intellectual history and oversees ISS’s academic and organizational affairs. She is currently revising for publication her first book-length project, an examination of British historical thought and the politics of empire after 1850.
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