Keith Hyams has won the inaugural Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy. Hyams is Associate Professor of Political Theory and Interdisciplinary Ethics in the department of Politics and International Studies at The University of Warwick, where he teaches political theory and works with the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group.

The Marc Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy is a biennial essay competition open to scholars who, at the time of the submission deadline, are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or are students currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible. The award for the prize-winning essay is $10,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy

This year there were over 75 essays submitted for the prize competition.

Hyams will be presenting his award-winning paper, "On the Contribution of Ex Ante Equality to Ex Post Fairness," at the Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy that will take place at Syracuse University September 18th-20th, 2015. The keynote speakers at the conference are Seana Shiffrin and Elizabeth Anderson. The full schedule for the conference will be available in a week and will be found at the conference web page here. The conference is free and open to the public.