Graduate Program News

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...

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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

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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...

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Yue “Iza” Ding’s dissertation has been selected for the Best Dissertation Award of the Section on Urban and Local Politics of the American Political Science Association

June 28, 2017

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.

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Daniel Koss’s dissertation has been selected for the Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award of the section on History and Politics of the American Political Science Association

June 28, 2017

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.

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