The Chase Peace Prize was established at Dartmouth College by Edward M. Chase, a native of Lithuania who emigrated to the United States, settling in Manchester, New Hampshire, until his death, in 1939. A philanthropist of many causes, Mr. Chase established the Peace Prize in order to encourage careful reflection on the causes of war and the prospects for peace in the world. The Chase Peace Prize is awarded to the best senior thesis or culminating project that treats the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace, or other related topics.
Recent History majors who have won this distinguished prize:
Ethan Klaris '20, "To Punish Them and Make Them Very Poor: Morality and Total War on the Southern Plains, 1868-1875"
Yoo Jin Chae '18, "'May This Tribunal Prevent the Crime of Silence': The Russell Tribunal on War Crimes in Vietnam, 1967"
Carson Hele '16, "The Family-Friendly Occupation: Military Dependents and American Power in Postwar Japan, 1945-1952"
Blaze Joel '15, "One People. One Nation. Two Wars: Nationalism and Memory in Croatia and the Breakup of Yugoslavia"
Louis Wheatley '14, "Matriotism: American Motherhood in Protest Against WWII, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War"