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About the Department
Manuel Meléndez Sánchez ‘15/’16 wins DRCLAS Hammond Thesis Prize “Toward a Theory of Conservative Party Cohesion and Schism: El Salvador’s Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) in Comparative Perspective, 1980-2009” has been awarded the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Hammond Thesis Prize, which is awarded to the best...
Michael George ’15 and Hannah Mullen ’15 win Hoopes Prizes for their senior theses in Government. Congratulations! Michael George ’15 and Hannah Mullen ’15 win Hoopes Prizes for their senior theses in Government. Congratulations! Michael George, “Social Mobility and Party Preference: The Political Geography of the American Dream" 
Gazette article - Gary King, the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, has co-authored a new study that uncovers flawed forecasts by the Social Security Administration Gary King, the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, has co-authored a new study that uncovers flawed forecasts by the Social Security Administration. “Pretty much everybody who evaluates Social Security realizes there’s a problem ... But the system is in significantly worse...
Paoakalani Montgomery ’15 Wins EMR Senior Thesis Prize Paoakalani Montgomery ’15 Wins EMR Senior Thesis Prize“No Aloha for COFA: The Open Border Effect on Micronesian Migrants’ Cultural and National Identity” has been awarded the Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights Senior Thesis Prize for 2015. Congratulations!
Professor Eric Nelson will receive an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from Middlebury College on May 24, 2015 http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/node/492705  
Professor Theda Scokpol will be awarded an Honorary Degree from Columbia University http://news.columbia.edu/home/3670  
Professor Robert H. Bates has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Professor Robert H. Bates had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which was announced on April 28, 2015. To quote from the Academy’s website, “Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.” 
Professor Robert Bates’ book When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa (2008) is being reissued in Cambridge University Press’s flagship series Canto Classics, which draws from the most successful titles published by Cambridge over the Professor Robert Bates’ book When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa (2008) is being reissued in Cambridge University Press’s flagship series Canto Classics, which draws from the most successful titles published by Cambridge over the past half-century.
Professor Jennifer Hochschild has been awarded a Russell Sage Foundation Grant Professor Jennifer Hochschild has been awarded a Russell Sage Foundation Grant for support of a project entitled, "They Treat Us Like a Different Race': A Multi-City Project on Class-in-Race Inequality."
Professor Jennifer L. Hochschild has recently published a book, "Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics" Professor Jennifer L. Hochschild has recently published a book, Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics (co-authored with former PhD student in the Government Department, Katherine Levine Einstein 

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