Catherine Lu, professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, has been selected as the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
On top of her other duties at McGill, Lu is Coordinator of the Research Group on Global Justice of the Yan P. Lin Centre. Her research and teaching interests intersect political theory and international relations, focusing on critical and normative studies of humanitarianism and intervention in world politics; theories and practices of justice and reconciliation; colonialism and structural injustice; and cosmopolitanism, global justice and the world state.
The Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award is granted to some 20 scholars and scientists annually who are “internationally renowned in their field… and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work.” Recipients are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The award is valued at €45,000.