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Canadian Foreign Policy Best Paper Prize

Canadian Foreign Policy is pleased to announce the creation of the annual CFP Maureen Appel Molot Best Paper Prize.  The prize will be awarded annually to the author of the best article on Canadian foreign policy appearing in the previous volume of CFP, beginning with Volume 14. The award is valued at $1000.  Each refereed contribution to CFP will be eligible for consideration for the award. Articles will be judged by members of CFP’s Editorial Board. Assessments will be based on quality of scholarship, contribution to knowledge and debate, writing style and audience accessibility.


Canadian Foreign Policy is very grateful to an anonymous supporter for sponsoring this award.


CFP Best Paper Prize 2009

The Canadian Foreign Policy Maureen Appel Molot Best Paper Prize was awarded for the first time in February 2009 to Justin Massie, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University and Associate Researcher at the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy (UQAM) and Stéphane Roussel, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Foreign and Canadian Defence Policy at l’Université du Québec à Montréal for their article « Au service de l’unité: Le rôle des mythes en politique étrangère canadienne». This article, which was first presented as a paper on a panel Myths in Canadian Foreign Policy : An Interparadigmatic Debate at the 2007 International Studies Association appeared in CFP Volume 14:2, Spring 2008.

The selection committee unanimously agreed that this article met the criteria for the award, which are “the quality of scholarship, the contribution to knowledge of and debate on Canadian foreign policy, writing style and audience accessibility.” Committee members were impressed by the breadth of scholarship in the Massie-Roussel piece and its relevance for scholars of Canadian foreign policy as well as policy makers.

Announcement of the prize was made by CFP’s Managing Editor, Chantal Blouin, at the International Studies Association meeting in New York on February 15, 1009.

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