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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.

Professor Wendy Brown was selected for Berkeley's highest honor, The Berkeley Citation. The citation, presented by the Chancellor to Wendy on Thursday, May 20th, is awarded to only those individuals whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields. Wendy was nominated for the Berkeley Citation with the support of current and...

The department wants to share news of the brand new Journal of Law and Political Economy. This journal which was developed and launched by Professor Angela Harris of UC Davis and our graduate student Jay Varellas. They worked hard to make sure it is an open access publication and you can read all of the articles here: https://escholarship.org/uc/lawandpoliticaleconomy/1/1.

Federal News Network podcast, "The Business of Government Hour," hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with government executives and thought leaders who are changing the way government does business. The show explores topics such as leadership, management, technology, innovation, public service, as well as the mission of government in the 21st century. ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW (5/10-5/14/21): What is “smart cities” technology? Do...

The department is happy to announce the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners of our 2020-2021 Year in Review contest. We invited our undergraduate Political Science majors to submit creative and fun ways to reflect on this extraordinary year. We received a many unique, inspiring, and thoughtful submissions. From songs to video games to collages and animated shorts, proving just how exceptional our undergraduate students...

The department is proud to announce that Professor David D. Laitin, UC Berkeley PhD 1974 and faculty member at Stanford University is this year's recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize, This award is seen by many as the 'Nobel prize in Political Science." To read more follow this link, https://www.skytteprize.com/the-27th-johan-skytte-prize-goes-to-david-d-laitin/.

The Political Science Department is please to announce that Professor Sarah Anzia has been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for Political Research Quarterly (PRQ). She is one of 20 recipients of this award. Upon notifying the department of her selection Dr. Seth McKee, Editor in Chief of PRQ, stated, "We are very thankful for the assistance of diligent reviewers because they are critical to the...