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...
for their paper, "Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large Dimensional Designs." The Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology is awarded for the best work in political methodology presented at any political science conference during the preceding year.
"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!
"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!