Dr Charlie Laderman has received the 2020 Arthur Miller Institute First Book Prize for his book Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention, and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order.
Upon receiving the award, he said: ‘I am honoured to receive this prize. My book grapples with issues, the mass killing of an entire community and strategies for preventing it, which sadly remain as pressing as ever.
I am grateful to the Arthur Miller Institute for this award, and for recognising that history can illuminate contemporary challenges, a principle that is central to the mission of the War Studies Department.’
Examining how the US and Britain responded to the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide, Dr Laderman’s book explores the possibilities, limitations and continued dilemmas of humanitarian intervention. It also provides a new perspective on the United States' rise as a global power and deepens our understanding of the Anglo-American special relationship and its role in reforming the global order.
Dr Laderman is a lecturer in International History in the War Studies Department, School of Security Studies. His research focuses on the United States and its relations with the wider world, exploring the intersection between US and international history, and the interconnection between US foreign policy and domestic politics.
In addition, his research encompasses the foreign relations of Great Britain, the First World War and its international impact, and the development of ideas on human rights, grand strategy and global order.
The Arthur Miller Institute awards its annual First Book Prize, along with the British Association for American Studies, for the best first book on any American Studies topic. Based at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, the Arthur Miller Institute for American Studies aims to further interest in the study of the United States, through promoting major new research projects and t facilitating the movement of people between Britain and America.
Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention, and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order is available online at Oxford University Press.