Monday, April 16, 2018

Peace Studies and Migration Researchers Win Awards

Professor William Walters, Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Carleton Professors Fen Hampson and William Walters were recently honoured by the International Studies Association, a body of 7,500 scholars from 110 different countries, at its convention in San Francisco.

Professor Hampson, of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, won the PEACE Distinguished Scholar Award.

Professor Walters, who is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received the Distinguished Scholar Award in Science, Technology and Arts in International Relations.

“This honour recognizes the exemplary research conducted by these faculty members,” says André Plourde, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Fen Hampson and William Walters here with us at Carleton. They provide leadership and guidance to their colleagues and students alike in the Faculty of Public Affairs and the Carleton community as a whole.”

Professor Fen Hampson, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Professor Hampson is Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He received the PEACE Distinguished Scholar Award, which honours a senior scholar in the field of peace and conflict studies.

“My interest in peace studies really began at Carleton,” says Professor Hampson. “As a junior faculty member, colleagues in both NPSIA and Political Science encouraged me to widen my bandwidth and go beyond traditional security studies to look more broadly at the issue of negotiated and peaceful settlement of disputes and the role of international organizations.”

Professor William Walters was the inaugural recipient of the STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award in Science, Technology and Arts in International Relations. The award “recognizes sustained interdisciplinary contributions to how science, technology and the arts permeate international politics” and was made at a panel celebrating Professor Walters’ work at the recent convention.

“It’s meaningful that this award recognizes my longstanding interest in the microphysics of power and the genealogies of bordering,” says Professor Walters, who co-edits the book series Mobility & Politics. “That research interest has now found a broad audience and is changing the way scholars approach migration and mobility.”

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