Fellows & Grantees

Etel Solingen

Abe Fellowship 2001
Project Title
Japan, ASEAN, and Regional Institutions: Approaches to the ASEAN Regional Forum
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Professor, Political Science, University of California / Irvine


Professor Solingen is a Distinguished Professor and the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California Irvine. The National Academy of Sciences awarded her the 2018 William and Katherine Estes Award recognizing basic research on issues relating to nuclear weapons. She is a former President of the International Studies Association and the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar award in International Security, the 2020 Susan Strange Professorship at the London School of Economics, and the 2021-2022 Richard Holbrooke Berlin Prize, as well as a MacArthur Foundation Award on Peace and International Cooperation,a Social Science Research Council-Mac Arthur Foundation Fellowship on Peace and Security, and an SSRC Abe Fellowship, among others. Her book Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East won the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award for best book in the discipline of political science, and the ISA’s Jervis and Schroeder Award for best book on International History and Politics. Solingen studies the reciprocal influence between international political economy and international security, regional orders, and international diffusion, among other topics. Her other books include Regional Orders at Century’s Dawn; Comparative Regionalism; Industrial Policy, Technology, and International Bargaining, and edited collections on Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation, The Politics of International and Regional Diffusion, and Scientists and the State. Her articles on international relations theory, political economy, international and regional security, international institutions, nuclear proliferation, democratization, and science and technology appeared in International Security, American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Global Governance, Review of International Studies, Journal of Democracy, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and New Political Economy, among others.