Institute Director Keren Yarhi-Milo has won the Biennial Best Foreign Policy Book Award from the International Studies Association for Who Fights for Reputation: The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018). The award will be presented at the 2021 ISA Annual Convention. 

The committee stated that “Yarhi-Milo’s book considers a long-debated question in international relations — whether reputation matters. Contemporary events in the US and the world underscore the enduring relevance of this topic. Exploring this interesting and timely research question, Yarhi-Milo investigates the psychology behind leaders’ efforts to establish reputation for resolve, applying an impressive mixed-method research design to provide systematic evidence for her theory. The book impressively showcases how to integrate different theories and methods from multiple disciplines in understanding leaders’ decision making in Foreign Policy Analysis.”

This is the second award for Yarhi-Milo’s book. Who Fights for Reputation was also awarded the American Political Science Association’s Foreign Policy Section Book Award.  On August 30, 2019, Yarhi-Milo was presented with her award and a monetary prize during APSA’s General Meeting in Washington, DC.