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About the Department
Professor Stephen Ansolabehere's book Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Don K. Price Award Professor Stephen Ansolabehere's book  Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Don K. Price Award, which recognizes the best book on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics published in the last...
Melani Cammett's Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press, 2015) Melani Cammett's Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press, 2015) won the 2015 Giovanni Sartori Book Award of the APSA Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research and the Honorable Mention for the 2015 Gregory Luebbert Book Award for...
Prof. Paul Peterson and Prof. Martin West op-ed The Wall Street Journal "Even Teachers Are No Fans of Forced Union Payments"   Even Teachers Are No Fans of Forced Union Payments An ‘agency fee’ levied on those who refuse to join a union isn’t popular in schools or with the public. By Paul E. Peterson And Martin R. West July 15, 2015 6:55 p.m. ET
Congratulations to Professor Daniel Carpenter and Assistant Professor Colin Moore (former Ph.D. graduate currently at the University of Hawaii) for Best Article Award from the Politics and History Section of the APSA. Congratulations to Professor Daniel Carpenter and Assistant Professor Colin Moore (former Ph.D. graduate currently at the University of Hawaii) for Best Article Award from the Politics and History Section of the APSA.  “When Canvassers Became Activists: Antislavery Petitioning and the...
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  

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