ISA released this statement on 15 June 2015:
"The International Studies Association (ISA) is delighted to announce that Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the recipient of the 2016 International Organization (IO) Distinguished Scholar Award. The award was created to recognize scholars of exceptional merit who have made distinctive marks in the field and whose influence, intellectual works, and mentorship will likely continue to impact the field for years to come. The award will be presented at the ISA’s 2016 annual convention in Atlanta.
"Weiss’ life’s work has centered on advancing scholarly knowledge of international organization and global governance. His scholarship and thinking have deeply influenced an entire generation of scholars and policymakers, as it also crosses disciplines and issue areas, including the study of international organization, history, political science, conflict management, identity politics, foreign policy, civilian protection, humanitarian politics, human rights, international ethics, culture and society, international political economy, and international law.
"His colleagues and students recognize him as an indefatigable researcher, teacher, writer, practitioner, and mentor.
"Weiss is a world-renowned scholar – authoring (or co-authoring) some 45 books and 225 articles and book chapters that have been published with some of the most prestigious presses and journals in international organization studies. Indeed, Weiss is one of the most recognizable intellectual voices in international organization studies today and there can be no doubt that he has left (and continues to leave) a distinctive intellectual mark on the study of international organization."
ISA's full announcement can be found on their website here.