2002 Arthur Ross Book Award Short List Announced

March 8, 2002

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2002 – The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the short list for the first annual Arthur Ross Book Award. The prize is for a book that has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations.

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The finalists are:

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  • LAWRENCE FREEDMAN

    Kennedy’s Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam

    (Oxford University Press)

  • WALTER RUSSELL MEAD

    Special Providence: American Foreign Policy

    and How It Changed the World

    (Knopf)

  • ROBERT SKIDELSKY

    John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom 1937-1946

    (Viking)

The Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award is the largest U.S. award for a book on international affairs. It was endowed by Arthur Ross in 2001 to honor a non-fiction work from any recent year, in English or in translation, which merits special attention for its analysis of important events, its contribution to solving pressing political or economic problems, or its impact in galvanizing new thinking about the way long-standing issues of international concern are viewed.

The winner of the award will receive $10,000.

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The jury will meet on April 30 to determine the winner of this year’s award, who will then be honored at a dinner at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in June.

For further information about the award, please contact Jeffrey Reinke at 212-434-9452 or jreinke@cfr.org, or go to cfr.org.

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Arthur Ross Book Award Jury

S. Lael Brainard

Senior Fellow, Economic and Foreign Policy Studies

The Brookings Institution

Joy A. de Menil

Editor

Random House

Leslie H. Gelb

President

Council on Foreign Relations

Rose Gottemoeller

Senior Associate

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Stanley Hoffmann

Paul & Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor

Harvard University

James F. Hoge, Jr.

Peter G. Peterson Chair & Editor

Foreign Affairs

Robert W. Kagan

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Michael Mandelbaum

Christian Herter Professor

The Johns Hopkins University

Arthur Ross(Ex Officio)

Vice Chairman

United Nations Association of the U.S.A.

Stephen M. Walt

Professor of International Affairs

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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