Winners 2009

We are pleased to announce that the first SIAF Award was presented on October 2009 7th at the University of Zurich.


Dr. Nils Benedikt Weidmann


for his dissertation

“Critical Configurations: Settlement Patterns and Ethnic Violence”

The price is with Fr. 10,000.- endowed. The SIAF Award, sponsored by Ernst & Young AG, honours outstanding doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The work makes a scientific contribution to the understanding of political, economic, social and cultural relations in a global world.

In 2009, candidacies from the field of the humanities were evaluated by an independent jury (Prof. Dr. Georg Kohler, Prof. Dr. Georg von Krogh, Prof. Dr. Bernd Roeck and Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Gilardi).