The Mershon Center for International Security Studies
fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research
on national security in a global context. To find out
more, please read our Mission and
The director of the Mershon Center reports to the associate
provost for international affairs and a provost-appointed
The Mershon Center is proud to support three endowed
chairs in national security, military history, and
Each year, the Mershon Center gives the Furniss
Book Award to an author whose first book makes an
exceptional contribution to the study of national and
Each year the Mershon Center selects one lecture in honor of Joseph J. Kruzel, an Ohio State faculty member in Political Science who was killed in Sarajevo, Bosnia, while serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs.
The Mershon Center is a unit of the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.