The Duke Human Rights Center is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the first annual Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize.
The prize honors Oliver W. Koonz (1910-2009), the father of Dr. Claudia Koonz. Dr. Koonz is the Peabody Family chair, a professor in the Department of History at Duke University and a founding member of the Duke Human Rights Center. The winner of many awards, Dr. Koonz is a passionate advocate of undergraduate education. She has taught and mentored hundreds of Duke students during her career at the university, where she teaches on genocide, 20th century European history and women’s history. From her father, she inherited a passion for the outdoors and for learning. This prize honors his memory.
Best Essay: Caroline Lampen (Trinity 2010): “The Emergence of a Norm Cascade on Violence Against Women: CEDAW or Transnational Advocacy Network?”
Best Project: Christine Barnes (Trinity 2010), Kamilah Barnette (Trinity 2011), Catalina Hidalgo (Trinity 2011) and Kate Van Buskirk (Baldwin Scholar, Trinity 2010): “Mapping Durham’s Civil Rights History”
The Duke Human Rights Center awards one prize in each category of best essay and the best alternative project on a human rights theme. Essays should be no longer than 25 double-spaced pages. They may take the form of analytic or critical essays, empirical research papers, term papers or personal essays on any human rights issue. Projects can be photo or video-based, theater pieces or scripts, or web pages developed for a class or advocacy project in the field of human rights. Winning submissions will be posted on the DHRC web site.
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This competition is open to currently enrolled Duke undergraduates only.