Six Authors to Compete for Most Significant International Affairs Book Award

Six Authors to Compete for Most Significant International Affairs Book Award

March 14, 2005 6:00 pm (EST)

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March 14, 2005 - The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the authors short-listed for the fourth annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best book published in the last two years on international affairs.

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Book Award is the most significant award for a book on international affairs. It was endowed by Arthur Ross in 2001 to honor non-fiction works, in English or translation, that merit special attention for: bringing forth new information that changes our understanding of events or problems; developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into critical issues; or providing new ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems.

The award consists of a $25,000 first prize, a $10,000 second prize, and a $5,000 honorable mention.

The winners will be announced in early May and will be honored at a dinner at the Council in New York in June.


Lael Brainard
Senior Fellow, Economic and Foreign Policy Studies
The Brookings Institution

Rose Gottemoeller
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Stanley Hoffmann
Paul & Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor
Harvard University

James F. Hoge, Jr. (Chairman)
Peter G. Peterson Chair & Editor
Foreign Affairs

Robert W. Kagan
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Miles Kahler
Rohr Prof. of Pacific International Relations
University of California, San Diego

Michael A. McFaul
Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution in Washington

Arthur Ross*
Vice Chairman
United Nations Association of the U.S.A.

Stephen M. Walt
Academic Dean and Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

*ex officio

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.

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