Geopolitical Analysis by Lohez 2009 Scholar, Major Jordan Becker, Wins George C. Marshall Prize

In-Depth Analysis of Issues Confronting U.S. in NATO & Afghanistan

Transatlantic Burden Sharing and Out of Area Operations


The recipient of a 2009 Lohez Foundation Award, Major Jordan Becker, has received the George C. Marshall Prize for Strategic Studies. The award recognizes a graduating student from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) for an outstanding paper addressing issues of defense policy, military strategy, arms control, intelligence, peacekeeping, negotiation, and alternatives to the use of force as an instrument of policy. Becker won for his paper titled “Pillar or Pole? NATO, European Security and Defense Initiatives, and the Transatlantic Relationship.” To read Becker’s award-winning paper, please Click Here.

Becker also has had a scholarly paper published in the prestigious Chicago Policy Review, titled “Transatlantic Burden Sharing and Out of Area Operations: Afghanistan in the Context of Historic Trends.” To download a copy of that article, please Click Here