The Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace was awarded to Madhav Khosla for his dissertation, “Modern Constitutionalism and the Indian Founding”
The two Senator Charles Sumner Prizes for the best dissertations “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace” were awarded to
Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education have reported allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by Professor Jorge Dominguez, a faculty member in our department. We in the Department of Government were appalled to hear of these concerns...
Sheena Greitens' (PhD graduate / Assistant Professor University of Missouri / Harvard Academy Fellow 2017-18) 2016 book, “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence” is the co-winner (along with Jessica Stanton’s book ("Violence and Restraint in Civil War: Civilian Targeting in the Shadow of International Law") of the 2017 International Studies Association’s annual “Best Book” Award.
Ranjit Lall is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His research interests are in the area of international political economy, with a focus on international institutions, global governance, financial regulation, and quantitative methods. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class...
Yue “Iza” Ding’s dissertation, Invisible Sky, Visible State: Environmental Governance and Political Support in China, has been selected for the Best Dissertation Award of the Section on Urban and Local Politics of the American Political Science Association.
Daniel Koss’s dissertation, Where the Party Rules: Party-Based Authoritarianism and the Reach of the Chinese State has been selected for the Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award of the section on History and Politics of the American Political Science Association.