ACPS announces winner of 2011 ACPS-KCL (London) Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Mr. Sebastian Biba has won the best graduate student paper award for his paper "Examining China's International Hydro-politics: Desecuritization as the Leading Concept"

Mr. Sebastian Biba, a doctoral student at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, has won the best graduate student paper award for his paper "Examining China's International Hydro-politics: Desecuritization as the Leading Concept" which was presented at the Association of Chinese Political Studies (http://www.acpsus.org) and King's College London international symposium and ACPS 24th annual meeting this summer in London.

The ACPS Graduate Student Best Paper Award Committee consisting of Dr. Kun-Chin Lin (King's College London), Dr. Vanesa Pesque Cela (King's College London), and Dr. Ramon Pacheco-Paro (King's College London) was unanimous in its selection. The committee observed that Mr. Biba's well written paper makes an original contribution to China studies by applying insights from a new literature (the Copenhagen School) to an important and understudied topic; i.e., China's water politics with its neighbors.

As the winner, Sebastian receives a $100 prize from Professor Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (the creator of the award and current ACPS President) and a certificate/plaque at the next ACPS meeting.