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Lars-Erik Cederman receives the Benoist Prize

Lars-Erik Cederman has been awarded this year’s Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize. Mr Cederman, Professor of International Conflict Research at the ETH Zurich, will receive the CHF 250,000 prize for his work on political peace-building and the inclusion of ethnic minorities. Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Chairman of the Foundation, personally informed Mr Cederman about the award. The award ceremony will take place in Bern on 15 November. Continue

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