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The winning thesis of the EuroISME Prize for the best European thesis on military ethics are regularly published as PDF cahiers in English, French, and German on our website.

Winning Thesis 2023

1st Prize – Sandra Kürzinger. Provide medical care to the enemy? Emergency paramedics between medical ethics and military mission. An empirical survey of veterans.

Winning Thesis 2022

1st prize – Matthew R.C. Fyjis-Walker. Explore the use, and implications, of sanitized language by the public authorities in explaining violence to the electorate in the UK

2nd prize - Adrien Aury. The application of Just War Theory to peace operations.

Winning Thesis 2021

1st prize – Richard Heames. What should informed consent in the military look like in relation to pharmacological enhancements?

2nd prize – Kevin van Loon. Military ethics education for Royal Netherlands Army (candidate) officers: a continuous curriculum?

Winning Thesis 2020

1st prize – Julia Franziska Maria Böcker. "In the face of such 'unspeakable truths', would it not be better to siply, silently, bow down?" Fragen juristischer, politischer und ethischer Aufarbeitung des Völkermords an den Herero und Nama.

  • Will be published as OpenAccess Publication by Martinus Nijhoff/ Brill soon.

2nd prize – Louise Henton. Military Culture and Human Rights Violations Committed in Iraq in 2003. Has the Military Learnt its Lessons?

Winning Thesis 2019

1st prize – Marcus Curran, Towards a genealogy of precision in discourse of drone warfare.

2nd prize – Lloyd Pritchard, Is just war theory a credible tool to explain contemporary war, globally?

Honourable citation – Maximillian Görgens, Die Transformation vom bewaffneten zum politischen Akteur als Beitrag zum Frieden? Die FARC in Kolumbien?

Winning Thesis 2018

1st Prize – Ilse Verdiesen, Agency perception and moral values related to Autonomous Weapons

2nd Prize – David C. Glendenning, Who really sets the bearing on my moral compass?

Winning Thesis 2017

EuroISME Vol51st Prize – Samantha J. Hope, Is it possible to prevent sexual violence against women, men and children, or only to manage the after-effects?

The winning thesis of Samantha Hope is also available as Volume 5 of our book series. Click here for more information.


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