Furniss Book Award
This award commemorates the founding Director of the Mershon
Center, Edgar S. Furniss, and is given annually to an author
whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study
of national and international security. The award will consider
any work that makes a theoretical and policy impact on our understanding
any of the following themes:
(1) The use of force and diplomacy
(2) The ideas, identities, and decisional processes that affect
(3) The institutions that manage violent conflicts.
The winning author receives a cash award and is invited to
address the faculty of the Mershon Center.
Nominations for the Furniss Book Award are accepted annually
and are due by May 31 of each year, for books copyrighted
in the previous year. For example, to nominate books for the
2012 Furniss Book Award, two non-returnable copies of each publication
must be copyrighted in 2012 and received no later than May 31, 2013. Edited volumes are not eligible. We accept submissions
from authors and publishers; please send books to the Mershon
Center, c/o Cathy Becker, at the address below.
Click here to find a list of past winners of the Edgar S.
Furniss Book Award.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator of Public Relations
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201