Professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita was given the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award of the International Studies Association's Scientific Study of International Relations section.
Professor Amy Catalinac and Politics PhD candidate Lucia Motolinia received the Leon Weaver Award from the Representation and Electoral Systems Section of the American Political Science Association, for their paper, “Geographically-Targeted Spending in Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral Systems,” presented at last year’s APSA meeting.
Professor Rebecca Morton was awarded (posthumously) the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Anna Harvey has been awarded an Emergent Ventures Grant from the Mercatus Center.
Professor Adam Przeworski has been elected a corresponding member of the British Academy.
Professor Anna Harvey was named president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
Professor Adam Przeworski was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.
The Politics Department and International relations major are proud to announce that Eline Munster (Politics) and Isabel Rudie (International Relations) have been named co-recipients of the Albert Borgman/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for best thesis in the Social Sciences.
Eline Munster's thesis explored the performance of populist parties in Europe in European parliamentary elections. Eline convincingly deonstrated that members of the Eurozone were more affected by populism than European countries that were not and that the rise of populism was caused by the Eurozone crisis of 2010.
Isabel Rudie used sophisticated quantitative methods and conducted her own survey experiment to show that the discourse surrounding Confederate statue removal in the United States increased citizens' sympathy for racial justice and reduced Republican vote share in presidential elections from 2000 to 2020.