Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, 2009
by Kimberly Noels, Selection Committee Chair
The 2009 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award committee can definitely be described as “international”. The members included Dr. Winnifred Louis from the Department of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; Dr. Hiroshi Ota from the Faculty of Studies on Contemporary Society at Aichi Shukutoku University in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan; Dr. Sam Sommers, from the Department of Psychology at Tufts University in Medford, USA; and Dr. Kimberly Noels (Chair), from the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
The committee selected Daniel Bar-Tal’s paper Reconciliation as a Foundation of Culture of Peace as the first place winner because of its potential to have wide-ranging influence in the area of conflict management and international relations. The committee also felt that honourable mentions should be given to Angela Ka-yee Leung, William W. Maddux, Adam D. Galinsky and Chi-yue Chiu’s article Multicultural experience enhances creativity: The when and how (2008, American Psychologist, 63, 169-181) and to Sheri R. Levy and Melanie Killen’s edited volume Intergroup attitudes and relations in childhood through adulthood (2008, Oxford University Press).