Career achievement award
Posted on 11/11/2011
Professor Christopher Dandeker, Co-Director of the King’s Centre for Military Research, has been presented with the Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award by the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS).
The award is granted to a limited number of senior scholars whose careers demonstrate excellence in the study of armed forces and society. Accepting the prize at a ceremony in Chicago, Professor Dandeker thanked his colleagues at King’s, Dr Nicola Fear and Professor James Gow.
Professor Dandeker said: ‘Through the last three decades I have not only collaborated with colleagues at IUS but also made good friends.
‘It is a real honour to receive this award from one’s professional peers in the international community of scholars that is the IUS.’
The award is named after Morris Janowitz, who established the study of the armed forces and society in the 1960s. Professor Dandeker revealed that after he completed his PhD, he sent some chapters to Janowitz.
‘He sent back detailed comments and suggestions as well as an encouraging invitation to join IUS. It was an act of generosity which I think was emblematic of the man.’
Professor Dandeker’s research focuses on civil-military relations, including personnel issues in the armed forces of Europe and North America. He has served as an advisor to the House of Commons Defence Committee and has acted as a consultant to the British Army. He was Head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy from 2005 to 2008 and was previously Head of the Department of War Studies.
The IUS is a forum for interchange and assessment of research in the field of civil-military relations and the military establishment. Fellows of the IUS include academics, military officers and researchers.