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Leo Strauss Award

The Leo Strauss prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of political philosophy.  It carries a prize of $750.

The Fund was developed by former students of Strauss' who sought to recognize his extraordinary influence on generations of students and his contributions to the field of political philosophy.  He was a major figure in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1949 to 1967. 

Nominations for the 2020 Strauss Award will close on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Please click here to submit a nomination.

List of All Leo Strauss Award Recipients

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Leo Strauss Award Committee


Chair: Jill Frank
Cornell University
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Dr. Jeffrey Church
University of Houston
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Dr. Claudia Leeb
Washington State University
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