Professor Daniel Ziblatt is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2018 Woodrow Wilson Award, which is awarded annually for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs, for his book Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
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
Harvard’s inductees to the class of 2018 are Cynthia M. Friend, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Susan M. Dymecki, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS); Naomi E. Pierce, Sidney A. and John H. Hessel Professor of Biology, curator of Lepidoptera in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Patricia A. D’Amore, Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology at HMS; Christopher A. Walsh...
Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education have reported allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by Professor Jorge Dominguez, a faculty member in our department. We in the Department of Government were appalled to hear...
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard professors and authors of “How Democracies Die,” believe the polarization in the U.S. over issues involving race, religion, and culture could threaten democracy.
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, the authors of the new book 'How Democracies Die,' join Morning Joe to discuss why they write in their book about the danger of leaders 'who subvert the very process that brought them to power.'
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.
Matthew Blackwell is the winner of this year's Gosnell Prize for his paper "Instrumental Variable Methods for Conditional Effects and Causal Interaction in Voter Mobilization Experiments". 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.
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...
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.
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.