Previous prize winners

The Ludwig Quidde-Award was awarded for the first time in 2012. The first laureate was Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Tomuschat, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. In 2014 the prize went to Professor Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics and Political Science.

The recipient of the award 2014

 Professor Mary Kaldor, born 1946 in Great Britain, studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. She started her academic career in 1967 at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). After that she worked at the University of Sussex, where she was involved in various research activities such as nuclear disarmament and armament dynamics. Her work on “old and new wars” in the global era is particularly well known. 1999 Mary Kaldor left Sussex University for the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is now head of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit. Her research interests are mainly focused on questions of Human Security and the global development of civil society. In the course of her career Mary Kaldor gave lectures at several international research institutes like the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and acted as a consultant for various international organisations, such as the United Nations.


The Laureate 2012

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Tomuschat was born in 1936 in Stettin. After his studies in Heidelberg and Montpellier, he taught and researched at the University of Bonn between 1972 and 1995 and changed then to the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin where he held the Chair for Public Law, International and European Law until 2004. Prof. Tomuschat assumed numerous guest professorships at international universities and gained reputation especially through his publications concerning questions of human rights. His influence outreaches his academic work. He belonged, inter alia, to human rights and international law committees of the United Nations and he was member of the Commission for Historical Clarification in Guatemala. Prof. Tomuschat has been coeditor of the long-established scientific journal “Die Friedens-Warte. Journal of International Peace and Organization” since 1995 with which the Nobel prize laureate Ludwig Quidde was closely related, too.