Washington, March 12, 2019 – Prof Dr Harald Müller, former director of PRIF, is awarded with the Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The award is offered, every other year, to an individual “who has rendered exceptional service to the nongovernmental nuclear policy community”. These exceptional services include major intellectual contributions to critical debates but also “mentoring young women and men, constructively critiquing the work of others, creating fora for discussion, and building networks”. The award is also intended “to recognize individuals who through friendship, collegiality, and respect, help model a collection of individual researchers into a community worthy of the name.”
The award ceremony took place at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington. 800 experts and representatives from more than 45 countries and international organizations attend the conference in order to discuss and explore solutions for current challenges in nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, disarmament, deterrence, energy, and security.
"We are very pleased that Harald Müller's great commitment and outstanding achievements have been recognized internationally in this special way. On behalf of HSFK, we would also like to congratulate him," says Prof Nicole Deitelhoff, Executive Director of PRIF.
Previous winners of the award are all Americans: the US-diplomat and ambassador Linton Brooks, Michael Krepton, former director of the Stimson Center in Washington, and Catherine Kelleher, university professor at the University of Maryland.
The award’s name giver, Thérèse Delpech, who passed away in 2012, was a French nuclear expert, diplomat, author and distinguished public intellectual. She has significantly contributed to France’s accession of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1992 and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in 1996. Harald Müller and Dr Delpech shared a long-standing collaboration and friendship.