It has just been announced that Professor Andrei Markovits has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.  This is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation.

Professor Markovits is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies.  He is also Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology and regularly teaches courses examining the place of sports in society.

Congratulations Andy!