Saturday, September 29, 2012

William LeoGrande Prize

Nominations Call for the William M. LeoGrande Prize

The School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University are pleased to announce the establishment of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.-Latin American relations. This $1,000 prize will be awarded annually to the author or editor of a book published in Spanish, English or Portuguese during the preceding two years. Prizewinners also will be funded to take part in a public presentation and discussion of the book in Washington DC.

Nominations for the 2012 award will be accepted until November 15, 2012, and the prizewinner will be announced in January, 2013, following evaluation by a multi-disciplinary committee comprised of scholars from AU and other institutions.

Nominations must include one copy of the book and a letter of no more than 750 words explaining its significance. Any published reviews and/or copies of evaluations by peer reviewers may be submitted as supporting materials.

Nominations and accompanying materials should be sent to: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, William M. LeoGrande Prize Committee, 4545 42nd St. NW, Suite 308 Washington, DC 20016

About the William M. LeoGrande Prize

The William M. LeoGrande Award was established in 2012 to honor William M. LeoGrande’s tenure as Dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs from 2003 to 2012. The endowed award was made possible through the financial support of alumni, friends, and colleagues of Professor LeoGrande.

One of the world’s most accomplished scholars in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy, Professor LeoGrande continues to serve as a professor of government at American University. He has written five books, including Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977 – 1992. Most recently, he was co-editor of A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution.

Professor LeoGrande has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs. His articles have appeared in various international and national journals, magazines and newspapers.