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The Political Science Department is delighted to announce that Varsha Sarveshwar has been chosen as one of the 2022 Rhodes Scholar-Elects. The scholarship grants students the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. To read about Varsha follow this link: https://igs.berkeley.edu/news/igs-alumna-varsha-sarveshwar-receives-prestigious-rhodes-scholarship In addition to being a University Medal Finalist, Varsha is also the recipient of 2020 Political Science Departmental Citation, the John...

Professor Dan Lee was recently interviewed on the podcast Intellectual History about his new book, The Right of Sovereignty: Jean Bodin on the Sovereign State and the Law of Nations. We encourage you to listen to this fantastic conversation. Link below: https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-right-of-sovereignty

We hope you will attend this virtual panel discussion featuring department chair Susan Hyde where panelist from department across campus will be in conversation on “Defending Against Disinformation.” The event is Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm. To learn more about the event read the post in the Berkeley News, https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/09/14/berkeley-conversation-defending-against-the-ravages-of-disinformation/.

With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 happening tomorrow, 9/11/2021, we wanted to share a story from yesterday's Berkeley News which features faculty member, Marika Landau-Wells. To read the full article follow this link, https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/09/09/shock-insecurity-and-endless-war-how-9-11-changed-america-and-the-world/.

We are pleased to share that alum Laura Jakli's (PhD 2020) dissertation has won the APSA's Ernst B. Haas Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on European politics defended in 2020. A big congratulations to Laura for her accomplishment.

The Department of Political Science is honored to announce that Professor Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy & Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, has received APSA's 2021 Frank J. Goodnow Award. The award is given annually by the American Political Science Association to honor service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many...

We are pleased to share that alum Christopher Carter's (PhD 2020) dissertation has won the APSA Democracy and Autocracy section's 2021 Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy. A big congratulations to Christopher for his accomplishment.