For her 2015 submitted dissertation, Annika Elena Poppe, network member and coordinator of the EDP Network, will be awarded the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize 2017 by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg. The prize is named after Rolf Kentner, supporter of the American-German relations and chairman of the Schurman Society for American History.
In her dissertation entitled “U.S. Democracy Promotion after the Cold War. Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy towards Egypt”, Annika analyzes the relationship between the puzzling stability of U.S. democracy promotion policy and the basic premises this policy is based on.
Endowed with 1.000€, the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize awards outstanding works in the field of American Studies every year. Dissertations in the fields of American literature and culture, geography, history, art history, political science, religious studies, sociology, and constitutional law come into consideration for the prize. The award ceremony will take place on October 19 at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Here, Annika will be holding a lecture on her dissertation.