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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.

Submit a nomination for the 2019 award here.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

List of All Leo Strauss Award Recipients

2019 Award Committee

Chair: Eileen Hunt Botting
University of Notre Dame
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Jacob Levy
McGill University
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Nancy Love
Appalachian State University
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