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Margulies in Aljazeera
December 9th, 2014
Duong on gender trouble in France
December 8th, 2014
Vietnam veterans participate at teach-in
November 14th, 2014
van de Walle participates in Ebola panel
November 12th, 2014
Kirshner in Forbes
November 8th, 2014
Dedication of Sesquicentennial Grove
October 17th, 2014
Giusti and Reyes-Housholder win Fulbright-Hays Awards
October 16th, 2014
Carlson participates in roundtable on Hong Kong
October 10th, 2014
Toor discusses Kenyan orphans project
September 30th, 2014
Toska on Yemen’s Crisis
September 26th, 2014
Tarrow receives John D. McCarthy Award
September 19th, 2014
Margulies/panel discuss death of Michael Brown
September 11th, 2014
Pepinsky quoted in Washington Post
September 10th, 2014
Kirshner on Geopolitics after the GFC
September 5th, 2014
Kramnick/Altschuler: “Cornell: A History, 1940-2015”
September 4th, 2014
Roberts wins James Caporaso Best Paper Award
September 3rd, 2014
Koch wins APSA’s 2014 Christopher Mooney Best Dissertation Prize
August 29th, 2014
Ayoub wins two APSA Awards
Govt PhD Phil Ayoub has won APSA’s Sexuality and Politics Section Award and Human Rights Section Award for his dissertation, “When States ‘Come Out?’: The Politics Of Visibility And The Diffusion of Sexual Minority Rights In Europe.”
August 27th, 2014
Flores-Macias works with exchange students
August 12th, 2014
Kreps on foreign policy and midterm elections
August 7th, 2014
2014 Peter Katzenstein Book Prize Awarded to Katerina Linos
The selection committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Peter Katzenstein Book Prize: Katerina Linos for her book, The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family and Employment Spread Across Countries (Oxford 2013). The Katzenstein Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding first book in International Relations, Comparative Politics, or Political Economy. The prize was established on the occasion of Peter’s 40th Year at Cornell University and has been made possible by the generous support of his colleagues, collaborators, and former students.
August 4th, 2014
Graduate students win grants, fellowships and awards
Christopher Cairns recently won a NSF for his project on “Authoritarian Accountability 2.0: Has the Internet’s Rise Strengthened the Chinese Communist Party?”
Aileen Cardona-Arroyo was awarded research funds from the American Studies Program.
Audrey Comstock received research support from UCLA School of Law’s William Institute for my project “Gay Rights, Foreign Aid, and Africa”, as part of her International Research Fellowship at UCLA School of Law this year.
Kevin Duong received the Sid Tarrow Prize from Cornell’s Institute for European Studies for my paper “Georges Sorel and the Origins of Fascist Political Thought in Fin de Siècle”.
Janice Gallagher won a Gertrude Spencer Prize, along with her student Lauren Cooley. The prize recognizes the excellent preparatory and other work that led to the finished paper, “Is Australia Really Closing the Gap?: The Failed Indigenous Health Campaign”
Jason Hecht recently won a grant from the Trustees of the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, for his project on “Inequality in the Worst of Times: Recessions and Public Concern for Income Inequality in Europe and the United States”
Wendy Leutert won a Brookings-Tsinghua U.S.-China Exchange Fellowship.
Thibaud Marcesse recently won a NSF for his project on “Patronage Guaranteed Decentralization, Social Policies and Clientelism in Rural India”
Vijay Phulwani was awarded research funds from the American Studies Program.
Harris Setzer recently won a NSF POMEPS TRE (Project on Middle East Political Science Travel and Research Grant) for next year. His project is “Judicial Power in Transitional Regimes: Tunisia and Egypt since the Arab Spring.”
Mallory SoRelle was recipient of the Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching. She was also awarded research funds from the American Studies Program.
Nicole Weygandt was recipient of the Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 and Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants.
July 31st, 2014
Bunce and Kirshner on EU, US sanctions on Russia
July 29th, 2014
Margulies on CIA black sites
July 27th, 2014
Margulies quoted The NY Times and The Guardian
July 24th, 2014
Pepinsky on Indonesia’s presidential race
July 18th, 2014
Kreps on drone proliferation
June 25th, 2014
Mertha discusses Tiananmen on Bloomberg TV
June 4th, 2014
Mettler on regulating for-profit colleges
May 29th, 2014
Mertha’s course one of top U.S. college classes on China
May 29th, 2014
Carlson quoted in The Telegraph
May 29th, 2014
Kirat Singh addresses Class of ’14
May 25th, 2014
Enns on incarceration rates in the U.S.
May 21st, 2014
Undergrads win Govt Dept Awards
The Clyde A. Duniway Prize was awarded to Kirat Singh.
The Sherman-Bennett Prize was awarded to Margaret Henry.
The Kasdan-Montessori Peace Prize was awarded to Erin Ellis.
The Lieutenant David Chrystall Prize was awarded to Caroline Emberton.
The Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Undergraduate Prize was awarded to Srinath Reddy.
May 16th, 2014
Mettler on how higher education policies worsen inequality
May 1st, 2014
Kreps quoted in The Verge
April 25th, 2014
Pepinsky on Indonesian election polling
April 16th, 2014
Kreps on preventing the proliferation of armed drones
April 13th, 2014
Graduate students win grants, fellowships and awards
Steffen Blings was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
Christopher Cairns was awarded a Lee Teng-hui Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia Program.
Amanda Cheney was awarded a Lee Teng-hui Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia Program, and a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
Kevin Duong was awarded a John E. Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellowship for the next year’s project on “Political Will.” He was also awarded the Peter Uwe Hohendahl Graduate Essay Prize in Critical Theory for his essay “Georges Sorel and the Reactionary Politics of Intuition in Fin de Siecle France.”
Manfred Elfstrom was awarded a Lee Teng-hui Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia Program.
Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez was awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her project “From Cleavages to Parties: Social Networks and Political Representation in the Andes.”
Lauren Honig was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship for her project on “Land, Customary Authority, and State-Building in Africa.”
Isaac Kardon won a Fulbright-Hays award for December 2013-August 2014, supporting his research in Haikou, PRC.
Natalie Letsa was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
Aleksandar Matovski was awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his dissertation “Popular Dictators: The Attitudinal Roots of Electoral Authoritarianism.”
Elizabeth Plantan was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for Russian language training.
Casey Radostitz was awarded research funds from the American Studies Program.
Catherine Reyes-Housholder was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
Mariano Sanchez Talanquer was awarded the SSRC’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship. The title of his project is “State formation, political order, and the origins of local authority in Mexico and Colombia.”
Diane Wong received a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her work on urban race politics. Her current research explores how the process of gentrification impacts the lives of immigrants and people of color living in New York City. She was also awarded research funds from the American Studies Program, the Latino Studies Program, and the Society for the Humanities Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Urbanism.
April 10th, 2014
Carlson reflects on Kunming terrorist attack
April 4th, 2014
Flores-Macias wins 2014 Luciano Tomassini Book Award
April 3rd, 2014
Kramnick: Cornell’s America and America’s Cornell
March 30th, 2014
Lowi’s ’72 PAR article one of 75 most influential
March 25th, 2014
Kuo on why Asian Americans are Democrats
March 18th, 2014
Pepinsky on Indonesia’s upcoming elections
March 17th, 2014
Levine’s research highlighted in the Chronicle
March 13th, 2014
Maass on Prospect Theory and Ukraine
March 12th, 2014
Kreps on the sensationalizing of drone proliferation
March 10th, 2014
Review of Mettler’s Degrees of Inequality
March 7th, 2014
Bunce quoted in The Washington Times
March 6th, 2014
Maass on Russia’s military strategy in Ukraine
March 5th, 2014
Mettler’s Op-Ed in The New York Times
March 1st, 2014
Katzenstein on educating prisoners
February 23rd, 2014
Kreps on the next drone wars
February 19th, 2014
Mettler and Pepinsky on the relevancy of political scientists
February 18th, 2014
Mertha’s new book highlighted in Phnom Penh Post
February 14th, 2014
Michener on how ‘broken windows’ impact political activism
February 11th, 2014
Grad student Chris Cairns quoted in The Guardian
January 31st, 2014
Flores-Macias participates in panel discussion on Mexico
January 28th, 2014
Sanders on Poliopitics: State of the Union
January 24th, 2014
Anderson (emeritus) on the 1965 Massacre in Indonesia
January 24th, 2014
Enns quoted article about the science of elections
January 22nd, 2014
Flores-Macias, Kreps study cited in The Diplomat
January 15th, 2014
Jones-Correa on the “illegality trap”
January 15th, 2014
Anderson quoted in article about data analytics in soccer
January 10th, 2014
Herring’s research cited in commentary on GM crops
January 7th, 2014
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