Graduate Program News

The Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace is awarded to Dominika Kruszewska for her dissertation, “From the Streets to the Party Lists: Electoral Advantages of Social Movement Activism”

June 3, 2019
The Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace is awarded to Dominika Kruszewska for her dissertation, “From the Streets to the Party Lists: Electoral Advantages of Social Movement Activism”.

The Robert Noxon Toppan prize for the best dissertation upon a subject of political science is awarded to Adam Lebovitz for his dissertation, “Colossus: Constitutional Theory in American and France, 1776-1799”

June 3, 2019

The Robert Noxon Toppan prize for the best dissertation upon a subject of political science is awarded to Adam Lebovitz for his dissertation, “Colossus: Constitutional Theory in American and France, 1776-1799”.

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The two Senator Charles Sumner Prizes for the best dissertations go to Tyler Jost and Mayya Komisarchik

June 3, 2019

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” are awarded to

1. Tyler Jost for his dissertation, “Decision by Design: National Security Institutions and Interstate Crisis”

2. Mayya Komisarchik for...

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Soichiro Yamauchi, PhD Candidate is co-winner for Best Poster Award at the joint conference of the 6th Asian Political Methodology Meeting and the second annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Quantitative Political Science

February 27, 2019
We are pleased to announce two co-recipients of the Best Poster Award at
the joint conference of the 6th Asian Political Methodology Meeting and the
second annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Quantitative Political
Science, which was held at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, on January
5 and 6, 2019. (The award is sponsored by the Japanese Journal of Political
Science and the Society for Political Methodology).

One winner is Soichiro Yamauchi (Harvard University). The title of his
poster is "Bias-Corrected Estimator for Difference-in-Differences Design."
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The following dissertation prizes were announced at the department’s doctoral cocktail party on May 23

May 29, 2018

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

1. Peter Bucchianeri for his dissertation, “...

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Sheena Greitens' (PhD graduate) 2016 book, “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence” is the co-winner of the 2017 International Studies Association’s annual “Best Book” Award. 

October 27, 2017
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 PhD candidate has been awarded a Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science in the Emerging Researchers category

August 30, 2017

http://www.bitss.org/people/ranjit-lall/

2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize Recipient — Emerging Researcher

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...

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