Dear CASID Community,
I hope you will join me in congratulating our three shortlisted candidates for this year's Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize for best graduate paper:
- Armel Brice Adanhounme: Assessing Chinese Investments in sub-Saharan African Countries: An Institutional Perspective
- Sheena Cameron: Development Discourse and Canadian Identity: Mainstream Media Representation
- Colin Scott: Violence and Public Opinion in Central America's 'Northern Triangle': How a Preference for Authority is Confounding the Institutionalization of Democracy in the Region
While 14 great papers were submitted for the prize (and all should be congratulated on their individual submissions), these 3 papers were judged strongest by the adjudicating committee, Dr. Olga Navarro-Flores (UQUAM), Dr. Dip Kapoor (U of Alberta) and Dr. Blane Harvey (IDRC, formerly IDS-Sussex). I would like to take this opportunity to thank the adjudicating committee for their hard work in coming to this decision.