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September 10, 2019-- Congratulations to Modupe Oshikoya, the 2019 winner of the APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award for her work titled Exploring the Impact of Insurgencies on Gender-Based Violence and the Nigerian Armed Forces: The Boko Haram Case. In praising Dr. Oshikoya's project, her mentor Professor Darren Kew commented, "Modupe’s research is not only path breaking in terms of its blending of hypermasculinity frameworks with organizational culture, it is courageous: Modupe met with local Nigerian communities within Boko Haram’s area of military operations and interviewed victims during the height of the insurgency." Dr. Oshikoya is now assistant professor of political science at Virginia Wesleyan University and says that she is "so happy and honored to have won this award."

August 18, 2019-- Announcing a new series! Studies in Technology and Security: Innovation, Impact, and Governance (Series editor: Neil Cooper, Kent State University) This series provides a platform for monographs and carefully edited collections that explore various aspects of the relationship between technology and a broad range of security issues (including, but not limited to, military, political, economic, and environmental security issues). We welcome proposals for books that address, for example, processes by which technologies emerge and acquire particular meanings, the impacts of specific technologies, the governance challenges posed by specific advances, and the role of researchers in challenging the use and misuse of technology. For further information or to submit a proposal, contact Professor Cooper at: cooper@kent.edu.

June 24, 2019-- We are delighted to announce our new partnership with South African based publisher Human Sciences Research Council Press. We are now their exclusive book distributor in the US, Canada, and Asia (with the exception of China). HSRC Press publishes innovative research-based books in the social sciences and humanities about South Africa and Africa. You will find their books throughout our catalogs and website. To find them on our website, search HSRC Press.

March 4, 2019-- Congratulations to our 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title winners: Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults by Jeffrey S. Kahana and Eva Kahana and The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America by Robert R. Barr!

January 3, 2019-- We are celebrating a great review in The Washington Times of our new security text Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions by Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford, calling it “an indispensable guide for understanding the components involved in analyzing the terrorist threat and the measures required for effective response.” Click here to read the review.

October 18, 2018-- We are delighted that the alternative Nobel literature prize, The New Academy prize, was just awarded to Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé. We are the proud publisher of her novel Heremakhonon .

September 11, 2018-- Congratulations to this year's APCG-Lynne Rienner Publishers Best Dissertation Award winner Steven Rosenzweig of Boston University for his dissertation, “Voter Backlash, Elite Misperception, and the Logic of Violence in Electoral Competition” (completed at Yale University).

August 17, 2018-- Applications are now being accepted for the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, which is sponsored by LRP and awarded by the International Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus for International Studies. The $2,000 grant may be used to support any number of activities: for example, travel to a professional conference or workshop or to conduct interviews; or the purchase of books, software, databases, or other materials needed for research. For application guidelines, visit here. Note that the application deadline is October 1, 2018!

July 27, 2018-- Standing strong in difficult times. LRP distributed authors Gay Block and Malka Drucker hope to share the stunningly unique portraits of holocaust rescuers. Just the few chronicled in this New York Times article will move you to tears.

March 9, 2018-- We were thrilled to see this review in Nature of Raymond Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger’s new investigative work, Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia. “The scholarship and cogent analysis in [this book] are formidable, as rigorous as any assessment of the country’s biological-warfare capability by the world’s best intelligence agencies.” Bravo!

December 19, 2017-- Call for proposals: We’d love to add your project to our series Power & Human Rights, edited by Professor Zehra Arat. With a focus on power dynamics and their context, books in the series will explore such themes as: the power of human rights as a concept; advocacy for human rights as a power struggle; the impact of power differentials on human rights; institutional mechanisms that enhance the power of human rights advocates; and obstacles set by states and other actors to subvert human rights. Please contact Professor Arat at zehra.arat@uconn.edu to discuss your project.