Winners of the Ronald Watts Young Researcher Award (2015-2019)

In 2014, the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies (IACFS) inaugurated the Young Scholar Award, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism. In 2015, this award was renamed in honour of Ronald L. Watts.

The Ronald Watts Young Researcher Award was awarded to the following scholars:

2019

The Ronald L. Watts Award for 2019 was awarded to Jesse Hartery (Honours B.A. in History, University of Ottawa; J.D./B.C.L., McGill University; Diploma in Federalism, University of Fribourg), a teaching assistant to Professor Johanne Poirier at McGill University, for the paper “Institutional Barriers to Sub-National Sovereignty in Myanmar: Lessons from India's Federal Design". 

He presented his paper at the IACFS Annual Conference held in Speyer, Germany, on 17 October 2019.

 

2018

The Ronald Watts Young Researcher Award for 2018 was awarded to Dr. Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp, for the paper “Can asymmetrical constitutional arrangements provide an alternative answer for the Disputed? Bringing constitutional asymmetries into play in the Middle East peace process”.

She presented her paper at the IACFS Annual Conference held in Canberra, Australia, on 27 October 2018.

 

 

2017

The Ronald Watts Young Researcher Award for 2017 was awarded to Ben Fraser, when he was undertaking a Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne, for the paper “Australian Intergovernmental Agreements: Accountability Through a Compact Clause”. He was then (and is now) an Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Parliamentary Counsel's Office (WA).  

He presented his paper at the IACFS Annual Conference held in Fribourg Switzerland, on 12-13 October 2017.

 

2016

The Ronald Watts Young Researcher Award for 2016 was awarded to Dr Alice Valdesalici (PhD University of Verona, Italy), a senior researcher at Eurac Research - Institute for Comparative Federalism (Bolzano/Bozen) for the paper “Measuring fiscal responsibility: from 'law in books' to 'law in action'”.

She presented her paper at the IACFS Annual Conference held in New Delhi, India, on 16 November 2016.

 

 

2015

The Ronald Watts 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”.

He presented his paper at the IACFS Annual Conference held in Montreal, Canada, on 3 October 2015.


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