An annual prize in honour of Sir Michael Palliser (1922–2012) Former Chairman of the Council and Vice-President of the IISS
The International Institute for Strategic Studies has established the Palliser Essay Prize for the best essay submitted for publication in Survival on an aspect of European international relations, politics, geo-economics or strategy by an author of any nationality under the age of 40 at the time of submission.
The 2014 prize will consist of £2,500 and publication of the winning essay in Survival during 2014, with a special mention of the award.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Survival editorial team and a shortlist will be sent to a jury chosen by the Chairman of the Trustees, Chairman of the Council and Director-General of the Institute.
Deadline for submission: 15 September 2014
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Essays of 6,000–8,000 words in length should be prepared in accordance with the Survival submission guidelines. Submissions must not have been previously published or be under consideration by another publication. The winning essay will be edited to conform to IISS house style and Survival’s standards and requirements. The author will be asked to assign copyright to the IISS.
The winner will be notified by letter no later than 22 November 2014. Other submissions may be considered for publication through the normal editorial review process.
About Michael Palliser
Before becoming first Chairman and then a Vice-President of the IISS, Michael Palliser was perhaps the most influential diplomat of his generation, working mainly within London, Paris and Brussels. In London, he was Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, in Paris a Minister at the Embassy under Sir Christopher Soames, in Brussels as Ambassador and then Permanent Representative to the European Community. In London again, he worked as Head of the Foreign Office.
His obituary is found in the July 2012 IISS Newsletter.