Former Kennan Institute/Wilson Center Scholars Receive AAASS Awards

Dec 10, 2004

T he American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies recently
recognized three scholars for books that they have written while at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

William Taubman, Betrand Snell Professor of Political Science and former Wilson Center Fellow, recived the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize. The prize is awarded for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Dr. Taubman received the award for his book Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, publixhed by W.W. Norton.

Hope M. Harrison, Assistant
Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University; Senior Fellow at the Cold War International History Project of the Wilson Center; and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute, received the Marshall Shulman Book Prize. The prize is awarded for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe. Dr. Harrison received the award for her book Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961, published by Princeton University Press.

Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor in the Department of Government and Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland, received the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize. The prize is awarded for a distinguished monograph on any aspect of Southeast European or Hapsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history. Dr. Tismaneanu received the award for his book Stalinism for All Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism, published by University of California Press.

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