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Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, and affiliate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, has been awarded the highly coveted Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2012 by the 200-year old Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The prize is given biennially to recognize international scholars and scientists in five different fields who exemplify the highest levels of accomplishment in their areas. Recipients receive a $150,000 cash award at a special ceremony in Amsterdam. Although several of the past Heineken History Prize winners teach at American universities, Parker is the first Ohio State historian to be selected.

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Jenkins After more than 20 years of affiliation with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, including 10 years as director, Richard Herrmann stepped down in July 2011 to become chair of the Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University.

Taking his place as director of the Mershon Center is another longtime affiliate, J. Craig Jenkins, professor of sociology, political science, and environmental science at Ohio State.

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