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Thomas W. Adams Best Paper Award

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Thomas W. Adams Best Paper Award

The OU Center for Middle East Studies and OU European Union Center host an annual contest for the best paper that addresses any aspect of conflict resolution, affecting any country that borders the Mediterranean Sea. This award is named for Thomas W. Adams, a former officer in the US State Department who has published extensively on the conflict between the Turks and Greeks on the island of Cyprus.  

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma is eligible to enter
  • Submissions can be term papers, Honors research projects, graduate theses, or a paper written especially for this competition
  • Submissions should be at least 2,500 words in length and should be typed, double-spaced include a complete bibliography of cited works

Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of faculty. The award recipient will receive $750.

The Adams Award cycle for 2023 is now closed. Please check back in spring 2024.