Willard G. Oxtoby Prize
The Willard G. Oxtoby essay prize is an annual award of up to $2,000, given for the best paper by a Georgetown graduate student on the question of Palestine and Middle East peace. Papers may analyze the Arab-Israeli conflict and conflict resolution in any of its aspects. The competition is open to currently enrolled Georgetown graduate students. The paper should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.
The deadline for submission is TBD. Papers (in three copies) should be submitted to Kelli Harris, Oxtoby Prize Competition, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 241 ICC. The winner will be chosen by a faculty committee.
Dr. Willard Gurdon Oxtoby was Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Toronto's Trinity College and served as founding director of its Centre for the Study of Religion from 1976 to 1981. He was a leading scholar on world religions. Dr. Oxtoby was a prolific author and was editor of the two-volume textbook, World Religions: Western Traditions and World Religions: Eastern Traditions. Dr. Oxtoby died in March 2003. Throughout his life, he was deeply concerned with the situation of the Palestinians and was a strong advocate of a peaceful and just solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. This award is given in his memory by his family and friends.