ISWS essay prize

The 2017/18 Strategic Studies M.Litt on a visit to Holyrood in February 2018. From left to right: Gail Reid, Molly May Davidson, Marie-Elise Le Monnier de Gouville, Nicola Sturgeon, Blake Libfeld, Alexandre Onssels, Laurens Calcoen, Sarah Dijkstra, Emi Aleksandrova, Velizar Boskovic, Hew Strachan

For the first time in the academic year 2017/18, the ISWS has sponsored a prize for the best essay written by a Strategic Studies M.Litt student. This year’s essay prize question was ‘Do we need history to understand strategy?’. The winner is Laurens Calcoen. Here is his essay.