A book by Paul Lauritzen, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies
, was recently recognized by Alpha Sigma Nu
, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities. “The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror
” (Georgetown University Press, 2013) is the winner of a 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in “The Humanities” category. The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards have a 35-year history of promoting excellence in scholarly research at Jesuit member institutions, including all Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as three international institutions. The awards are open to all faculty and administrators of these schools, including those with emeritus status, who have published a book in the three years immediately prior to the year of the designated discipline. A panel of faculty judges from Jesuit institutions evaluate books on the basis of scholarship, significance of topic to scholars across disciplines, authority in interpretation, objectivity, and presentation. The awards honor the top four books in the category, with winners each receiving $1,000.