CHAMPAIGN—The European Union Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce that Dr. Katerina Linos is the 2011 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship, for her article “Diffusion through Democracy,” published in the American Journal of Political Science (55.3). The Larry Neal Prize was initiated by the EU Center at Illinois to recognize excellent research conducted by affiliated faculty of the ten EU Centers of Excellence located throughout the United States.
Dr. Linos’ article was nominated by the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Linos is an Assistant Professor of Law at Berkeley and holds degrees in Law (J.D.) and Political Science (Ph.D.) from Harvard University. As part of her award, the EU Center has invited Dr. Linos to give a public lecture at the University of Illinois on her award-winning article. The lecture will take place on October 5, 2012.
In honor of Professor Emeritus of Economics Larry Neal, the founding director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, the EU Center created the “Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship” through the generous funds from the European Commission’s European Union Center of Excellence grant. Each year the Center solicits submissions of both books and articles that address current issues faced by the European Union and in EU-US relations. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplinary fields.