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The Hodson and Peter Lyon Memorial Prizes

The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs

About the prize

HODSON PRIZE ENTRANTS: If you have sent your entry to any earlier email address, could you please resend to theroundtable@hotmail.co.uk. Thank you.

Founded in 1910, The Round Table, Britain's oldest international affairs journal, provides analysis and commentary on all aspects of international affairs. The journal is the major source for coverage of the policy issues concerning the contemporary Commonwealth and its role in international affairs, with occasional articles on themes of historical interest.

The Round Table runs two annual prizes in memory of two of the journal's late Editors: Harry Hodson, and Peter Lyon respectively. Find out more information on our prizes and enjoy free access to previous winning articles by clicking on the prize links below.

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Peter Lyon Memorial Prize

The Peter Lyon Memorial Prize is an annual award by Routledge, for the best policy-oriented article on a theme of significance for the contemporary Commonwealth published in the journal each calendar year. The prize, which carries a value of £1000, is awarded each year to the author of the best policy-relevant article published in the previous year. It is awarded at the discretion of the editor, with advice both from the publishers and from the journal's editorial and international advisory boards. The editor's decision is final.

The prize has been instituted in memory of Peter Lyon (1934–2010), who was Reader in International Relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and Editor of The Round Table from 1983 to 2004. Widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts on the Commonwealth, you can read his Memoriam below. 

All articles published in the journal which contain a significant policy-oriented element will automatically be considered as entrants for the prize. To find out more about the prize, please visit: http://www.commonwealthroundtable.co.uk/journal/peter-lyon-memorial-prize

To submit an article or a proposal for an article for publication in the journal, please contact the Editor, Dr Venkat Iyer, at the School of Law, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, or e-mail him at theroundtable@hotmail.co.uk.

Freely browse winning articles from previous years below.

2011The Round TableIn Memoriam: Peter Lyon (1934–2010)100412
2011Ben Saul
Throwing Stones at Streetlights or Cuckolding Dictators? Australian Foreign Policy and Human Rights in the Developing World100415
2012Rhona K. M. Smith
Towards the Rule of Law's Human Rights Requirements in Commonwealth States: Selected Observations1014

Hodson Memorial Prize

The Hodson Memorial Prize is an annual award by The Round Table in memory of the journal's late Editor, Harry Hodson, and to mark his association with The Round Table for nearly 70 years. It is awarded for a publishable article, contributed by an undergraduate or graduate of a recognized university in the Commonwealth, and carries a prize of £1000. 

Entries for the 2018 award should be marked ‘Hodson Memorial Prize’ and sent by 31 October 2018 to: Dr. Venkat Iyer, The Editor – The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, School of Law, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, U.K.; e-mail: theroundtable@hotmail.co.uk

For more information, please visit: http://www.commonwealthroundtable.co.uk/journal/harry-hodson-memorial-prize/

You can access winning articles from previous years with FREE access below: 

2011Matthew Graham
Foreign Policy in Transition: The ANC's Search for a Foreign Policy Direction during South Africa's Transition, 1990–19941015
2009Natasha Price
Integrating ‘Return’ with ‘Recovery’: Utilising the Return Process in the Transition to Positive Peace: A Case Study of Sri Lanka99410
2008Beth Kreling
India and the Commonwealth: A Symbiotic Relationship?98400
2006Ingrid Barnsley
Dealing with change: Australia, Canada and the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on climate change95285
2006Line E. Gissel
From links of iron to slender rope: Essays in the Empire and Commonwealth Essay Competition96388
2005Zoë Ware
Reassessing labour's relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa95383
2003Robert Colvile
A place to stand: the problems and potential of the Commonwealth ministerial action group93375
2001Amrita Narlikar
The politics of participation: Decision-making processes and developing countries in the world trade organization91364