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Jeff Pickering Receives Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award and Distinguished Alumnus Recognition

Jeff Pickering, professor of political science, is the 2019 recipient of the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association (ISA). The award is given annually to a scholar who has significantly influenced the ISA-Midwest region. The recipient is recognized for having an exceptional record of scholarship in international studies, a distinguished record of service to the International Studies Association and other international affairs organizations, and a record of service within the region.

The International Studies Association is an interdisciplinary association of scholars that conduct research on international affairs. It has more than 7000 members across the globe and is the primary academic association for scholars of international studies. It is also home to important and high impact journals that publish research in this area.  Pickering also serves as editor in chief for one such ISA journal, International Interactions.

This award is a reflection of Professor Pickering’s important place in the field, his research impact, and service to the discipline. The award ceremony includes a round-table in Professor Pickering’s honor at the 2019 International Studies Association – Midwest Conference. He will also give the keynote address at the Quincy Wright luncheon.

In addition, Jeff Pickering’s career achievements have been recognized by his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as he was given the Department of Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. This award honors candidates who have distinguished themselves by obtaining the highest level of professional accomplishments and who possess the highest standards of integrity and character. Pickering was presented his award on May 10th at the Millennium Student Center, where he gave a talk at the Political Science & Public Administration Graduate and Alumni banquet held there.

Congratulations on the well deserved recognition, Jeff!


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