IR Professor Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Assistant Professor Sean McMeekin of the Department of International Relations has won the prestigious Tomlinson Prize for his book entitled "The Russian Origins of the First World War" (Harvard University Press, 2011). The Tomlinson Prize is awarded annually by the World War One Historical Association to the book the Association judges to be the year\'s best in English on the First World War. As its title suggests, Dr. McMeekin's book uncovers the "Russian origins" of World War I, highlighting the ways in which the outbreak of violence and the tragedies that ensued were tied up with Russian foreign policy decisions and actions.