December 2017 E-Newsletter - awards and prizes

December 2017 E-Newsletter - awards and prizes

We received notice of the following awards and prizes in our Antonian community. Please update us and help us to celebrate your success by letting us know - alumni.office@sant.ox.ac.uk

Dr Tej Bunnag (DPhil History, 1968) presented a book to Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar on 9 August 2017 at the Myanmar Ministry  of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.

Professor George Dertilis’ (Visiting Fellow, 1992-1993) work Syneirmoi, Martyries, Mythistories won the Nicos Themelis Literary Prize 2014, and the Greek State Essay Prize 2015.
 
Dr Amy King (DPhil International Relations, 2013) has won the Paul Bourke Award. The Award, in the form of a Citation and medallion, is given to four scholars in the early years of their career whose research has attained an outstanding level of achievement in the social sciences. Nominations for the Award are submitted by Fellows of the Academy of Social Science in Australia, and the choice is made by the Academy's Panel Committees.
 
Dr Chris Kutarna (DPhil Politics, 2016) addressed a TED conference in Berlin, on the subject of ‘Towards a new renaissance.’ Dr Kutarna had previously predicted both Brexit and the election of Trump.

Dr Nicholas Murray (DPhil History, 2007) was awarded the United States’ Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award for his role in shaping Defense Education policy since 2013. This is the highest award offered by the OSD to non-career civilian employees.
 
Professor Takeshi Nishida (SAM 1975-1977, 1991-1992) was honoured with The Order of the Sacred Treasure (Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon) in 2016.
 
Dr Julie Taylor (DPhil Development Studies, 2008), founder of art gallery Guns and Rain, exhibited with the gallery at the ‘Also Known as Africa’ Fair, in November. It is France’s first contemporary African art fair. Click here for event page and images.