At the recent Annual Directors’ Meeting of IACFS in October 2015, the Centre for Federal Studies, at the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was admitted as a member of the IACFS.
The member centres have voted unanimously that the Young Research Award be named the “Ronald L. Watts Young Researcher Award”, in honour of Ronald Watts, a founding member of the Association and president from 1992 to 1997.
The IACFS Young Researcher Award for 2015 was award to Dr Marc Sanjaume (Ph D Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia), a post doc student at CREQC, University of Quebec at Montreal, for the paper “Reconciling liberal democracy, nationalism and political divorce in federalizing contexts”.
Remarks by John Kincaid at the Memorial Service for Ronald L. Watts at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 30 October 2015
It is with great sadness that we mourn Ron’s death. Ron was for many years the heart and soul of the IACFS. He was one of the founding members of the Association in 1977, and president from 1992 to 1997.
The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, based at the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights of the University of the Western Cape invites you to apply for a full-time post-doctoral research fellowship in multilevel government for 2016-17.
IACFS initiated the Young Scholar Award in 2014, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism.