Two History Concentrators Awarded Labouisse Prize

Written by
Pooja Makhijani, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
March 2, 2021

Two History concentrators, Chisom Ilogu and Leopoldo Solis, along with two other Princeton seniors, have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Ilogu will develop a digital and in-person exhibit in Nigeria and Senegal about the major pan-African festival FESTAC ’77. Solis will spend his year in the Huastecan region of Mexico, teaching English and basic computational skills in the Nahua communities of Chicontepec.

The Labouisse Prize, which awards $30,000 to each recipient, enables graduating seniors to engage in a project that exemplifies the life and work of Henry Richardson Labouisse, a 1926 Princeton alumnus who was a diplomat, international public servant, and champion for the causes of international justice and international development. The prize was established in 1984 by Labouisse’s daughter Anne Peretz and family. It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

Read more about their projects at News at Princeton.

Photos courtesy of Chisom Ilogu and Leopoldo Solis.