Solingen is named a UCI Chancellor's Professor
- June 11, 2009
- Distinction recognizes her scholarly contributions in the areas of international politics, economics and security
Etel Solingen, political science professor, has been named a UCI Chancellor's Professor.
Granted for a five-year renewable term, the title recognizes scholars who demonstrate
unusual academic merit and exceptional achievement.
Solingen is an internationally recognized scholar and one of the world's foremost experts on nuclear proliferation. She has participated in a number of "Track Two" meetings with academic and government officials designed to address international conflicts, and has lectured extensively on the subject at research institutes worldwide including recent talks in China, France, Germany, Dubai, Israel, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Brazil, Argentina and the U.S. In 2008, her book Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East received the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs and the Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award for the best book on international history and politics, awarded by the Section on International History and Politics of APSA. Recently, she received a Carnegie Corporation award to apply her theoretical work to improving our understanding of the effectiveness of sanctions and positive inducements in preventing nuclear proliferation.
In addition to her research, Solingen has served as chair of the steering committee of the University of California's system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, vice-president of the International Studies Association (ISA), and president of ISA's International Political Economy Section, and is a past recipient of an Excellence in Mentorship Award from APSA and a Distinguished Teaching Award from UCI's Academic Senate. She currently serves on a special task force for improving U.S. standing in world affairs, organized by APSA.
"Etel's research on international security combines a deep understanding of regional issues and insightful analysis to generate ideas about political solutions with powerful direct relevance in governmental policy discussions," says Barbara Dosher, School of Social Sciences dean. "The Chancellor's Professorship is a well-deserved recognition."
With the addition of Solingen, the total Chancellor's Professor count at UCI comes to 26, four of whom are in social sciences including Frank D. Bean, George Marcus, and David Snow.