NEW DATE (July 15, 2002) FOR LEMKIN AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR 2001-2002 BOOKS
The Institute for the Study of Genocide is reopening nominations for its biennial Raphael Lemkin Award. The Lemkin Award is for the best book or dissertation published in english (translations to English acceptable) in 2001 and 2002 that focuses on explanations of genocide, crimes against humanity, state mass killings and gross violations of human rights and strategies to prevent or suppress such violations. Fiction, poetry, memoirs, encyclopedias and edited works are excluded.
The first winner of the Lemkin Award was Alison Des Forges for Leave None To Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda (Human Rights Watch 1999).
The Award conveys a grant of $500 and travel funds up to $500. The winner is expected to give a public lecture at an award ceremony in New York in May 2003.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE MADE BY JULY 15 AND BOOKS (PUBLISHED IN 2001 AND 2002) RECEIVED BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS BY AUGUST 1 UNLESS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH THE COMMITTEE SECRETARY FOR BOOKS PUBLISHED AFTER JULY 15 TO BE AVAILABLE LATER IN THE YEAR. SUCH ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED WITH THE SECRETARY.
For nominations made by individuals, write the Secretary as soon as possible. THE SECRETARY WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PUBLISHER FOR SENDING BOOKS DIRECTLY TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
Please send your nomination in a brief letter to the Secretary of the Committee:
Dr. Roger Smith, Department of Government, College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org