Janine Wedel
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Janine Wedel is the winner of the 2001 Grawermeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. This honor, which brings with it a $200,000 cash prize, was awarded for the ideas set forth in her latest book, Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe.

An anthropologist, Wedel is a three-time Fulbright fellow and recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States Institute of Peace, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, and others.

She has studied Eastern Europe's evolving economic and social order for more than 20 years, conducted eight years of fieldwork in the region, and published three books.