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Ana Catalano Weeks — 2018 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award Recipient

August 17, 2018

The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award to Dr. Ana Catalano Weeks at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Ana Catalano Weeks is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages, & International Studies at the University of Bath. Before joining Bath, she was a...

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Professor Dustin Tingley, together with the former graduate students Molly Roberts and Brandon Stewart, was announced as the winner of the 2018 Society for Political Methodology Statistical Software Award

August 15, 2018

Professor Dustin Tingley, together with the former graduate students Molly Roberts and Brandon Stewart, was announced as the winner of the 2018 Society for Political Methodology Statistical Software Award for stm: An R package for Structural Topic Models. Structural topic models have enhanced and advanced the use of topic modeling for diverse text corpora by encompassing metadata and structure at the document level in model estimation....

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Christoph Mikulaschek

Christoph Mikulaschek is the recipient of this year's APSA Merze Tate Award for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics

August 14, 2018

Christoph Mikulaschek is the recipient of this year's APSA Merze Tate Award for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics. It is entitled, “The Power of the Weak: How Informal Power-Sharing Shapes the Work of the United Nations Security Council.”

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Professor Kenneth Shepsle has been named one of the Walter Channing Cabot Fellows for 2018

July 27, 2018

Professor Kenneth Shepsle has been named one of the Walter Channing Cabot Fellows for 2018. Walter Channing Cabot Fellow fellowships are given annually to few faculty in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history or art. The award reflects Professor Shepsle's outstanding contributions to his field, including the publication of his recent book, Rule...

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Professor Jon Rogowski's and Aaron Kaufman’s 2017 APSA conference paper “Interbranch Conflict, Unilateral Action, and the Presidency” is the recipient of APSA Section Presidential and Executive Politics’ 2018 Founders Best Paper Award

July 27, 2018

Professor Jon Rogowski's and Aaron Kaufman’s 2017 APSA conference paper “Interbranch Conflict, Unilateral Action, and the Presidency” is the recipient of APSA Section Presidential and Executive Politics’ 2018 Founders Best Paper Award Honoring Dom Bonafede.

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Professor Matthew Blackwell, together with Avidit Acharya and Maya Sen, recently published Deep Roots

July 27, 2018

Professor Matthew Blackwell, together with Avidit Acharya and Maya Sen, recently published Deep Roots. How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics (Princeton, 2018). The book explores the lasting effects of slavery on contemporary political attitudes in the American South.

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The following dissertation prizes were announced at the department’s doctoral cocktail party on May 23

May 29, 2018

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

1. Peter Bucchianeri for his dissertation, “...

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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 Relationship...
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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-eroding-...

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