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Birgitta Niklasson Awarded the 2022 HJD Article Award

We are excited to announce the winner of this year's The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Article Award: Birgitta Niklasson's article on "The Gendered Networking of Diplomats", which was published in the HJD special issue on foreign ministries in 2020.

The jury found the article to be well written, and incredibly accessible for both academics and practitioners. One member stated that "this excellent article once more turns our attention to the role of gender norms and social identity in diplomacy. (...) Niklasson continues her insightful critical enquiries into how the newly diverse identities of modern diplomats (in terms of their gender, social class, sexual identity and ethnicity) affects the relationship between states, and thereby opens the possibility of new kinds of statecraft."

Another member of the jury added that the article "tackles a core question in the study of diplomacy, relating to how the types and nature of diplomatic actors affect diplomatic rooms for maneuver, and how diplomacy itself is practiced."

In order to ensure everyone can access the article and benefit from its excellent insights, the newly crowned award-winner will be freely available here for a full year.

If you're interested in the topic of gender and diplomacy, we also recommend our latest special issue on gender - which was co-edited by Niklasson.

About the Article Award

Our biennial award is given to the published research article which best advance the theoretical and/or empirical study of diplomacy.

All research articles published in the two volumes preceding the year in which the Award is given are eligible. The successful author will receive a cash prize of 500E, a certificate, and most importantly - their article can be accessed free of charge electronically for one year.

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