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Chancellor’s Rising Star Award 2016 to Sam Spiegel, CAS

Dr. Samuel Spiegel, Lecturer in International Development at the Centre of African Studies, is the recipient of this year’s Chancellor’s Rising Star Award for Research in recognition of his exceptional work in the field of mineral extraction and international development and for his innovative contribution in developing a growing research environment in the Centre of African Studies and in the School of Social and Political Science where he is based.

The Rising Star Award 2016 will be conferred by the University Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal, at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyrood House on Tuesday 13 September. Dr. Barbara Bompani, Director of the Centre of African Studies and Professor Fiona Mackay, Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science will accompany Dr. Spiegel.

Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards recognize innovation, relevance, creativity, personal dedication and impact in teaching and research.

Dr. Spiegel was commended on " the resonance and impact of his work in development studies, including his very high quality publications, demonstrable research impact, an excellent track record in research funding, and his contributions to mentoring and research leadership."

Samuel Spiegel

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