Category: World Order

2017 recipients: Inspiration, innovation and action for a better world

“We’re going to engage you in a discussion of a political, controversial issue,” said Paula McAvoy to the nearly 30 Central High School students assembled in the school library. The students had filtered slowly into the room that morning to participate in an exercise similar to those that McAvoy and her colleague, Diana Hess, observed […]

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan Dana Burde Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order April 18, 2017, 1 p.m. Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde will discuss her award-winning work, which examines […]

2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series

  The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The 2017 recipients will visit Louisville in April to discuss their award-winning ideas.   The schedule for the 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series (view flyer), which is free and open to […]

Dana Burde receives world order award for “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan”

Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde, associate professor of international education at New York […]

UofL, Louisville Seminary to name 2017 Grawemeyer Award winners

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2017 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be […]

2016 Grawemeyer Award winners

2016 recipients discuss their Grawemeyer Award-winning works

“It validates these ideas and says that they really matter,” said Susan R. Holman of winning the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. “It is an incredible honor. It is an immense responsibility—a sense of how can I pay back with my life for this recognition?” Holman and her fellow 2016 Grawemeyer Award recipients—Hans Abrahamsen, Gary […]

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award will discuss their winning works at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This year’s awards […]

Haugen and Boutros win world order award for “The Locust Effect”

Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order   Everyday violence is a barrier to alleviating poverty, say winners The absence of law enforcement in developing countries undermines the fight against global poverty. This theory, explored in the 2014 book The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End […]

2016 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2016 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 30 – Dec. 3. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be […]

Discussion on political and economic corruption with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Michael Johnston

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Michael Johnston. The discussion, “Insights into Corruption,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon at the school’s Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library. More details about the event, which […]