Vincent Pouliot, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Political Science, has been selected as the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award is valued at €45,000.
Pouliot holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on political sociology of international organizations; global governance and global policymaking; global historical sociology; multilateral diplomacy; and international relations and social theory.
In 2018, Pouliot was admitted to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. His book, International Pecking Orders: The Politics and Practice of Multilateral Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2016), earned the Hedley Bull Prize, as well as second prize in the Chadwick Alger Prize competition.
The Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award is granted to some 20 scholars and scientists annually award “in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research.” In addition, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors distinguished international scientists and scholars irrespectively of their academic discipline or nationality and maintains an international network of academic cooperation and trust.