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”.
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.