Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding
The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize, worth £25,000, is awarded annually for outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding. It is designed to illuminate the interconnections and divisions of culture and identity in world civilization. The award was founded by the International Relations scholar, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan and was first awarded in 2013.
The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize is awarded annually by the British Academy to the author of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible non-fiction book that contributes to Global Cultural Understanding. The Judges are looking for work that is rigorous, evidence-based and that, in some way, illuminates the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.
2017 Timothy Garton Ash CMG FRSA, University of Oxford for Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World
(Atlantic Books, 2016)
2016 Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE FBA, St Andrews, and Edinburgh Universities for Islam; A New Historical Introduction (Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2015)
2015 Neil MacGregor Hon FBA, British Museum for A History of the World in 100 Objects (Penguin, 2012) and Germany: Memories of a Nation (Allen Lane, 2014)
2014 Jonathan Jansen, University of the Free State, South Africa for Knowledge in the Blood: confronting race and the apartheid past (Stanford University Press, 2009)
2013 Karen Armstrong, for her wide ranging, highly accessible books on comparative religion.
Prof Nayef Al-Rodhan