The Centre for International Security has been awarding the Wolfgang Ischinger Award to the best master's thesis on international security in an academic year. The first award was given out in 2020. 

Candidates are selected from among the theses submitted to one of our Centre core faculty members (Prof. Marina Henke, Prof. Julian Wucherpfennig, and Prof. Anita Gohdes), all of which are automatically eligible. Candidates are nominated by faculty and a rigorous selection process decides the winner. 


Wolfgang Ischinger Award 2023

The 2023 Wolfgang Ischinger  Award was shared by Richard Beil and Laura Pros Segura. Laura's master's thesis was titled "Digital Repression and Secessionist Reversals: Explaining the Effects of the Revelation of the Pegasus Attacks on the De-escalation of the Catalan Secessionist Movement”, supervised by Prof. Anita Gohdes and Richard's thesis titled "A Quantitative Investigation on Ethnic Discrimination and Support for Insurgency?” was supervised by Prof. Julian Wucherpfennig.