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Book by HCRI academic recognised

20 April 2018

Dr Eleanor Davey, Director of Postgraduate Research at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), has won the International Studies Association’s International Ethics Section book prize for 2017, for her book: ‘Idealism beyond Borders: The French Revolutionary Left and the Rise of Humanitarianism, 1954–1988’

Each year, the International Ethics Section awards one prize of $200 for the best book published in the field of international ethics at the International Ethics section business meeting at the ISA Convention. The award recognises a book that excels in originality, significance and rigor in the broadly defined field of international ethics.

Eleanor said: “It is an honour to receive this award in its own right and as recognition of the contribution that historical perspectives can bring to studies of international engagement.”

In 2016, Eleanor was awarded a prestigious Fonds Croix-Rouge Française Research Award following the publication of her book. The award supports research on humanitarian action.

Eleanor’s prize-winning book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. It studies the evolution of French responses to the ‘third world’, from radical political engagement to humanitarianism, with a focus on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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