Professor Aila Matanock's book, “Electing Peace. From Civil Conflict to Political Participation”, wins The Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize for 2018. The Prize is awarded to a book that makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration, takes an explicitly comparative perspective, and is written in an accessible style.
APSA’s Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section, selected Cecilia Mo's paper, “When do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service,” for this year’s Best Paper Award. The Best Paper Award is given each year to the authors of the best paper delivered at an EPOVB-sponsored panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.
Francesca R. Jensenius, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, was selected for her research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere. Jensenius holds a PhD in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley (2013), where she specialized in Comparative Politics, South Asian politics, and Research Methods.
Assistant Professor Aila Matanock has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award for Junior Faculty. Professor Matanock will be honored at a ceremony on April 12, 2018 at 4pm at Anna Head Alumnae Hall.
Professor Robert Powell has been recognized for his outstanding and dedicated service to the campus.
Professor Sean Gailmard's book, 'Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch', wins The Herbert A. Simon Book Prize for 2017. The Herbert A. Simon prize is awarded to the book with the most significant contribution to public administration scholarship published 5 to 10 years ago.


The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science sponsors several lecture series, seminars, and colloquia in conjunction with a few of the University’s research centers. 

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