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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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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”.

Outcome of Title IX Investigation

May 9, 2019

Outcome of Title IX Investigation

Dear Members of the FAS Community,
 
I am writing to inform you that the Title IX investigation into allegations concerning Jorge Dominguez is now complete. The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) conducted a thorough and careful review of all formal allegations made against Dominguez, and concluded that he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward several individuals, on multiple occasions over a period...

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Professor Martin Kilson

Professor Emeritus Martin Kilson passed away yesterday

April 25, 2019

Professor Emeritus Martin Kilson passed away yesterday. He was the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 till his retirement in 1999.

Professor Kilson was born in 1931, graduated from Lincoln University, and received his PhD. From Harvard in 1959. After Ford Foundation-supported research in West Africa, he became a Lecturer in Government in 1962 an Assistant Professor in 1967, and Professor of Government in 1969. He was the first black academic to be appointed a full professor at Harvard.

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Prof. Sidney Verba

Professor Sidney Verba The Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government at Harvard University passed away on Monday, March 4th 2019

March 5, 2019

Professor Sidney Verba The Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government at Harvard University passed away on Monday, March 4th 2019.  He served as Director of the Harvard University Library for twenty-four years. At Harvard, he had also been chair of the Department of Government, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Undergraduate Education, and Associate Provost, among several other senior administrative posts.  In addition, during these years he had also served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Harvard University Press...

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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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Former Chair of the Department from 1998 – 2004 Roderick MacFarquhar passed away on Sunday February 10, 2019

February 13, 2019

He was Leroy B. Williams Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Harvard University.

Professor MacFarquhar came to Harvard to pursue a master’s degree in East Asian Studies, graduating in 1955.  He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1981. He was appointed the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science in 1984. He was the Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2006. A public memorial will be planned for the future, at which we can all pay tribute to him.

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AJPS Best Paper Award 2018 co-winner “Paths of Recruitment: Rational Social Prospecting in Petition Canvassing" by Prof. Daniel Carpenter, Prof. Clayton Nall (Stanford), Prof. Benjamin Schneer (HKS)

January 24, 2019

AJPS Best Paper Award 2018 co-winner “Paths of Recruitment: Rational Social Prospecting in Petition Canvassing" by Prof. Daniel Carpenter, Prof. Clayton Nall (Stanford), Prof. Benjamin Schneer (HKS) best article appearing AJPS Volume 62, Issue 1 (January 2018).

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“Primary Elections and Candidate-Centered Campaigns” has been named the Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award winner from the 2018 conference.

January 15, 2019
“Primary Elections and Candidate-Centered Campaigns” has been named the Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award winner from the 2018 conference. The SPSA presents this award annually to the best paper presented at the previous year’s meeting.  The paper is by Professor James Snyder, Jaclyn Kaslovsky (PhD Candidate), Michael Olson (PhD Candidate), and Professor Shigeo Hirano (Columbia).

 

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