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.
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.
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 Stockwin, Oxford; and Read more about Susan Pharr wins the 2016 Japan Foundation Award
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.