May 22, 2015
Nick Miller, the Watson Institute's Dean’s Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy, has been awarded the 2015 Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize from the International Security and Arms Control Section of the Political Science Association. A committee of scholars in the field awards the prize for dissertations on any aspect of security studies that demontrates originality in substance and approach; significance for scholarly and/or policy debates; rigor in approach and analysis; and power of expression.
According to Michael C. Horowitz, chair of the selection committee, Miller's dissertation was "extremely impressive." He said that "Miller's research, by combining in depth case studies and statistical analysis on issues surrounding nuclear proliferation, stood out in a crowded field of excellent dissertations."