Katz named recipient of AHA prize

Jan. 12, 2006 11:36 a.m.

Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, has been awarded the American Historical Association's Troyer-Steele Anderson Prize.

The prize is presented every five years to an individual deemed to have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of the mission of the association, the largest historical society in the United States.

An authority on American legal and constitutional history, Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the leading organization in humanistic scholarship and education in the country. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.

Katz, a Princeton faculty member since 1978, chairs the undergraduate program in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and directs the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies