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Government Hoopes Prize Winners 2018

May 3, 2018

Marie Becker '18, Sally Marsh '18, Yousra Neberai '18, and Caroline Tervo '18 have won the Hoopes Thesis Prize. Congratulations!

  • Marie Becker, “The United Space: Transnational Expert Networks and Cooperation in Space between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War”
     
  • Sally Marsh, “How Manistee Flipped: Understanding the 2016 Trump and Clinton Campaigns through One Pivotal Michigan County”
     
  • Yousra Neberai, “A Dilemma of Diversity? The...
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11 faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 'The Harvard Gazette' article

April 22, 2018

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...

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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.'

January 23, 2018

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.'

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-...

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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. 

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"

September 18, 2017
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 PhD candidate has been awarded a Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science in the Emerging Researchers category

August 30, 2017

http://www.bitss.org/people/ranjit-lall/

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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American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea by Paul Peterson in the Wall Street Journal

May 5, 2017

 

American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea

Alexis de Tocqueville concluded in the 1830s: “The situation of the Americans is entirely exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be put in the same situation.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-exceptionalism-isnt-a-modern-idea-1493938892

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