SUM student wins prize for best student article

Ordingsprisen 2017 is awarded to Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée for his article about Norway's role during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

We congratulate Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée with the award!

Antoine's article "Norway's response to Ebola: Mingling altruistic and security concerns" addresses Norway's contribution to fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, and is based on his master's thesis.

– I am really honored to receive this prize, and grateful to get a chance to publish in Internasjonal Politikk, both in Norwegian and English! My amazing experience as a master's student at SUM finishes the best way possible, says Antoine.

He is currently working as a research assistant at SUM, and plans to pursue an academic career.

– I want to continue my studies in the global health security field. I am currently part of developing a research proposal to explore how the lessons learnt from the Ebola crisis are dealt with, and how new actors, for instance NGOs, philanthropies and private companies, increasingly engage with such issues, he says.

The article will be published in Norwegian and English this spring.

A well written, interesting and solid contribution

According to the committee, the article is impressive, using Norway as a case to address an emerging international field of study (global health security). It provides a solid empirical contribution, far beyond the research front on a topic that is also relevant to Norwegian health and foreign policy.

Read the committee's assessment of the text (in Norwegian).

Published Feb. 14, 2018 11:12 AM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2018 1:12 PM