Department News

Prof. Jennifer Hochschild

Jennifer Hochschild on Race in America podcast by Social Science Bites

December 1, 2016

http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2016/12/jennifer-hochschild-race-america/

Between a series of high-profile shootings of black men by police and the election of Donald Trump by a bifurcated electorate, the racial divide in the United States has achieved a renewed public prominence. While discussion of this divide had faded since the election of Barack Obama, it’s an issue that has always been at the forefront of the scholarship of Harvard’s Jennifer Hochschild.

 

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Shepsle Festschrift Conference

November 22, 2016

A one day conference in honour of Ken Shepsle on 'Political Economy, Formal Political Theory: The last 50 years, the Next 50'. The conference will survey the past and examine prospects for the future of a. formal political theory, b. political economy and c. political science.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/events/2016/11/shepsle_festschrift_conference/

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Susan Pharr wins the 2016 Japan Foundation Award

August 31, 2016

Susan Pharr  is to receive the Japan Foundation Award for 2016, which recognizes individuals who through their artistic contribution or scholarship, along with their  work in promoting intellectual and cultural exchanges,  contribute to building ties between Japan and the rest of the world.

Previous awardees include Senator William Fulbright, originator of the Fulbright Program;  Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Seiji Ozawa; and writer Haruki Murakami. Scholars who have received the award include John Whitney Hall, Yale; Ronald Dore, Imperial College; Arthur...

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Prof. Nancy Rosenblum

The Democracy of Everyday Life - An article in the Harvard Magazine about Prof. Nancy Rosenblum's new book Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

August 29, 2016

The Democracy of Everyday Life

Nancy Rosenblum studies neighbors and the power of proximity.

http://harvardmagazine.com/2016/09/democracy-of-everyday-life

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Tabata de Pontes '16 wins Maxwell Prize

May 12, 2016

"The Politics of Education Reform in Brazilian Municipalities" has won the DRCLAS Maxwell Thesis Prize, awarded to the best Harvard College senior thesis on a subject related to Brazil. Congratulations!

Erica Sims '16 wins DRCLAS Hutchins Prize

May 9, 2016

"Racial Barriers to Voting: An Empirical Study of Precinct Locations in Florida" has won the Hutchins Senior Thesis Prize, awarded by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) to recognize the Harvard College senior who writes the best thesis on a subject concerning Latinos in the U.S. Congratulations!

Aaron Roper ’16 Wins Hoopes Prize

May 6, 2016

“The Effect of Electoral Systems on Immigrant Representation” has been awarded a Hoopes Senior Thesis Prize. Congratulations!

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