Mary Carlin Yates

Lois Roth Award, 1997

The award citation reads: For outstanding creativity, initiative and sensitivity in directing and managing USIS programs in Zaire from 1993 to 1995.  Her achievement in reaching out to newly-formed political groups and the Zairian intellectual community restored the U.S. as a leading force for justice and will form the basis of American-Zairian relations in coming decades. Her dynamism, sensitivity and integrity fully reflect the legacy of Lois Roth.  

In her letter of thanks she wrote, “Every year, when I read the criteria for the Lois Award, I recommit myself to trying to live up to her high standard.”  Mary Carlin Yates went on to be come U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi from 1999 until June 2002, and as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana from November 2002 to 2005.

Jean Pavrans

Prix Coindreau, 1997

For his translation of Edith Wharton’s autobiography, A Backward Glance (published as Les Chemins parvenus)

Matthew Sherman

Australian Project Support, 1997

Project on the impact of NAFTA on Australian-US trade relations

Michael Pippenger

Australian Project Support, 1997

Project on the formation of Australia’s literary canon since the nation’s birth

Ellen Berg

Norwegian Project Support, 1997

Project on Norwegian migration to the US, which was second in numbers only to the Irish

Timothy Cramer

Swedish Project Support, 1997

Project on the Swedish response to the works of Willa Cather.

Angela Karstadt

Swedish Project Support, 1997

Project part of a 5‐year longitudinal study of spoken Swedish‐American English (Swenglish)