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Opinion Article in The Wall Street Journal by Prof. Paul E. Peterson "How the Education Spendthrifts Get Away With It" htt
Prof. Daniel Carpenter and his co-author Prof. Colin Moore, a former Ph.D. student currently teaching at the University of Hawaii, have the lead article in the August 2014 American Political Science Review. Prof. Daniel Carpenter and his co-author Prof. Colin Moore, a former Ph.D. student currently teaching at the University of Hawaii, have the lead article in the August 2014 American Political Science Review.  The title of the article is " When Canvassers Became Activists: Antislavery...
Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team was selected as the runner-up for the William H. Riker Book Award awarded by the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association. Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team (Cambridge University Press, 2013), authored by former Ph.D. graduate Associate Professor Daniel Gingerich University of Virginia, was selected as the runner-up for the William H. Riker Book Award awarded...
The Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) released its 8th annual education poll on August 19, 2014 PEPG released 8th annual education poll on August 19, 2014.  The study authors are Prof. Paul Peterson, Prof. Martin West, and Prof. Henderson.  Below is some of the press coverage.  
Harvard Government Faculty launch the Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences, a new initiative to centralize social science research at the university dlabss.harvard.edu
"An Experiment Shows Bias Against Strangers on a Train" An article in the Wall Street Journal about the research of Prof. Ryan Enos http://online.wsj.com/articles/spanish-speakers-set-off-bias-in-the-suburbs-1407430353
Viridiana Rios' doctoral dissertation will be the recipient of the APSA's 2014 Leonard D. White Award Viridiana Rios' doctoral dissertation will be the recipient of the APSA's 2014 Leonard D. White Award (awarded annually for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of public administration). 
Amanda Garrett has been awarded the 2014 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award Amanda Garrett has been awarded the 2014 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award.The Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation on European Politics by the APSA Organized Section on European Politics and Society. 
Margaret E. Roberts, Brandon M. Stewart, Dustin Tingley, Christopher Lucas, Jetson Leder-Luis, Shana Gadarian, Bethany Albertson, and David Rand are the 2014 winners of the Society for Political Methodology's Harold F. Gosnell Prize Margaret E. Roberts, Brandon M. Stewart, Dustin Tingley, Christopher Lucas, Jetson Leder-Luis, Shana Gadarian, Bethany Albertson, and David Rand are the 2014 winners of the Society for Political Methodology's Harold F. Gosnell Prize for the best work in political methodology presented at any...
Sheena Chestnut Greitens Ph.D. has been selected by the APSA Politics and History Section’s Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award Committee The APSA Politics and History Section’s Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award Committee has selected Sheena Chestnut Greitens' dissertation, “Coercive Institutions and State Violence under Authoritarianism,” as a co-winner of this year’s prize.  

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