Dr Kai Monheim, visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has been awarded a prestigious prize for his PhD thesis The ‘power of process’: the impact of process management on multilateral negotiations. He received the “Mediations-Wissenschafts-Preis” (mediation science prize) at the 16th Mediation Congress, held on 27-28 June 2014 in Berlin. The prize is awarded annually by the German academic association “Centrale für Mediation” for the best PhD or ‘Habilitiation’ thesis in the field of mediation studies. Dr Monheim’s thesis investigates the role that process management plays in the successful conclusion of multilateral negotiations, with a particular focus on international climate negotiations. Dr Monheim’s research was supported by a PhD scholarship from the Grantham Research Institute. He conducted his research from 2010 to 2013 under the supervision of Dr Robert Falkner in the International Relations Department. The thesis is to be published by Routledge in November 2014.

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