The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce Naima Green-Riley of Harvard University and former U.S. Foreign Service Officer as the recipient of our 2019-2020 CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant. Before pursuing her Ph.D., Naima was a Pickering Fellow and a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked in the public diplomacy cone.
Doctoral student Pamela Nwakanma has been awarded the 2019 Kauffman Foundation Award from the APSA Section on Class and Inequality for her 2018 APSA paper on “Women, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Africa”.
Ranjit Lall is the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Merze Tate Award, which is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics. Ranjit’s dissertation, Making International Organizations Work: The Politics of Institutional Performance, was defended for a March 2018 degree. Congratulations!
Adam Lebovitz is the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Leo Strauss award, which is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of political philosophy. Adam’s dissertation, Colossus: Constitutional Theory in American and France, 1776-1799, was defended in September 2018. Congratulations!
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”.
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”
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”.
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...
As a PhD student in government, Angie Bautista-Chavez specializes in American politics and international relations. But that hasn’t stopped her from serving as a teaching fellow for classes in almost every subfield of political science. Her performance in the methodology classes “...
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.