The University of Michigan A.F.K. Organski Professor of World Politics, James "Jim" Morrow, is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in the Scientific Study of International Processes (SSIP) section of the International Studies Association.

Professor Morrow's research addresses theories of international politics, both their logical development and empirical testing. He pioneered the application of noncooperative game theory from economics to international politics. His published work covers crisis bargaining, the causes of war, military alliances, arms races, power transition theory, links between international trade and conflict, the role of international institutions, and domestic politics and foreign policy.