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LSE international history professor shortlisted for prestigious book award

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Professor Arne Westad has been shortlisted for the Arthur Ross Book Award for his book The Global Cold War: Third World interventions and the making of our times.

The Arthur Ross Book Award is presented by the Council for Foreign Relations in recognition of books that have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations.

Professor Westad is convenor of the School's International History Department and co-director of LSE's Cold War Studies Centre. He is also an editor of the journal Cold War History and the editor (with Professor Melvyn Leffler of the University of Virginia) of the forthcoming three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War.

His book, The Global Cold War, is one of six books shortlisted for the Arthur Ross Book Award. The award consists of a $25,000 first prize, a $10,000 second prize, and a $5,000 honourable mention and the winners will be announced in early May.

His theme is how the globalisation of the Cold War during the last century created the foundations for most of the key conflicts we see today, including the war on terror.

This is not the first award nomination for the work. In 2006 the book was awarded the Bancroft Prize.

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To contact Professor Arne Westad, please call 020 7955 7252, email a.westad@lse.ac.uk|, or see his website at http://personal.lse.ac.uk/WESTAD/|.

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LSE man shortlisted (6 April 07)
Arne Westad, convener of the London School of Economics' international history department and co-director of the Cold War Studies Centre, has been shortlisted for the Arthur Ross Book Award for The Global Cold War: Third-World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. The award, from the Council for Foreign Relations, recognises books that have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations.

28 March 2007

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