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James Steinberg Awarded Prestigious Kruzel Award for Public Service
James Steinberg, dean of the Maxwell School and University Professor of social science, international affairs and law, has won the prestigious Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service from the American Political Science Association (APSA). The award was given on Aug. 29 by APSA’s International Security and Arms Control Section during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Kruzel Award is given to a scholar with a distinguished career in national security affairs, both as an academic and a public servant. It is given to memorialize Joseph Kruzel, a security studies scholar and policy official who was killed while serving as the Department of Defense’s chief negotiator on the U.S. team working to end the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. He was on a diplomatic mission in Bosnia when he died in a crash in 1995.
Steinberg, who has served as dean of the Maxwell School since 2011, previously served as deputy secretary of state to Secretary Hillary Clinton, as dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, as vice president and director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, as deputy national security advisor to President Clinton and as director of the state department’s policy planning staff during the Clinton administration.
Steinberg’s most recent book is “Strategic Reassurance and Strategic Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century” with Michael O’Hanlon (Princeton University Press, 2014). He also authored “Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power” (2008) with Kurt Campbell. Steinberg received a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Steinberg is the sixth recipient of the award since its inception in 1997. Previous winners include Joseph Nye, Jr., Harvard University; Catherine Kelleher, Brown University; Brent Scowcroft, former national security advisor to President George H.W. Bush; Stephen Krasner, Stanford University; and Andrew Marshall, Net Assessment, Department of Defense.
The International Security and Arms Control Section of APSA is organized to encourage research and scholarship in international security and arms control, providing an opportunity for networking, scholarly and pedagogical discussion, and presentation of papers and discussion of theoretical and empirical work at APSA section meetings. Members include academics, researchers and policymakers with a common interest in national and international security.