Grawemeyer Awards

university of louisville, grawemeyer awards

The Grawemeyer Awards program at the University of Louisville pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The Political Science department is proud to organize the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. 

The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order.

The winner of the 2022 award is Mona Lena Krook for her book Violence Against Women in Politics!

Mona Lena Krook Violence Against Women in Politics book

Watch Mona Lena Krook's Grawemeyer lecture below


Watch last year's Grawemeyer Lecture from Ken Conca

To view videos of recent award winners please visit the Grawemeyer World Order Award Winners playlist.