The winner of the Corvisier Prize 2021

The President, Prof. Dr Massimo de Leonardis, announced on 18 June 2021 that the Jury, after a careful process of selection which included drawing a shortlist, unanimously decided to award the 2021 Corvisier Prize to Dr Paul J. Welch Behringer for his American University (Washington, DC) dissertation “U.S. and Japanese Intervention in the Russian Civil War: Violence and ‘Barbarism’ in the Far East”.

The 2021 competition of the Corvisier Prize for Ph.D. theses in Military History proved to be very successful. Twenty-one applications from scholars of seven countries, as listed below, were submitted. The dissertations were well researched and well crafted, and this required a very careful examination by the Jury.

Dr Paul J. Welch Behringer is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA. He earned his B.A., History and East Asian Studies, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2004; the M.A., with honours, International Relations, from the University of Chicago in 2006; and in 2020 his Ph.D., History, from American University, Washington, D.C. From 2018 to 2020, he served as Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, Belfer Centre, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The 2020 and 2021 Corvisier Prizes will be awarded at the 2021 ICMH Conference in Athens.