Weatherhead Faculty Associate Receives the Mary Parker Follett Award
Daniel Ziblatt received the Mary Parker Follett Award for Best Article published in 2010 in politics and history, given by the politics and history section of the American Political Science Association. The title of the article is “The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond,” co-authored with Giovanni Capoccia (Oxford) and published in Comparative Political Studies in August 2010. The article is the introduction to a special double issue of the journal entitled The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies, and develops a new approach to the historical study of processes of democratization. The award ceremony took place at the September APSA Annual Convention in Seattle.
Former Weatherhead Center Director Wins Award for Academic Excellence in Studies about Cuba
Former Weatherhead Center Director, Jorge I. Domínguez, is the 2010 winner of the Award for Academic Excellence in Studies about Cuba, LASA Cuba Section. Domínguez's innovative contributions to the study of Cuban politics and society may be seen in the books that he has published, several of which have become classic texts in Cuban studies. A member of the award committee noted that Professor Domínguez's studies “have the virtue and originality to combine economic and social as well as specifically political dimensions, thus providing an integrative account of his research cases.”
Weatherhead Faculty Associate Receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award
Robert D. Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy and faculty director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Saguaro Seminar, is a co-winner of the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for American Grace, co-authored by David E. Campbell. The book analyzes the role of religion in American public life.
“We think this impressive book is exemplary in its combining the highest standards of social scientific rigor, with a clarity and accessibility that is too rare in the social sciences,” wrote the award committee. “The authors have produced a major work of political science that illuminates some of the most important questions of our time, and in a form that is fully accessible to the attentive lay reader.”
The Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs. The $5,000 award is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at Princeton University.
Weatherhead Faculty Associate Awarded Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship
Pippa Norris, the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, has been awarded the inaugural 2011 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council in recognition of her role in the humanities and social sciences.
The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship provides funding for mentoring and recognition of excellence for women in the humanities and social sciences. A well-known public speaker and author of almost forty books, Norris's research in comparative politics examines democratic institutions and culture, public opinion and elections, gender politics, and political communications.
Weatherhead Faculty Associate Chosen as Young Global Leader for 2011
Professor Gita Gopinath was recently chosen as one of the Young Global Leaders for 2011 by the World Economic Forum.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders consists of more than 700 exceptional young leaders, under age 40, who share a commitment to shaping the global future by serving society at large. They come from all regions of the world and represent business, government, civil society, arts and culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs.
Weatherhead Faculty Associate Awarded Medal of the City of Toulouse
Emma Rothschild, the Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History and director of the Center for History and Economics, was awarded the Medal of the City of Toulouse on June 16, 2011, for her work on Adam Smith. Professor Rothschild is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2001) with translations in Italian, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Weatherhead Faculty Associate Receives Bernardin Award
For over forty years, Father J. Bryan Hehir has been among the most distinguished and effective Catholic voices in the American public square. He currently serves the Archdiocese of Boston as secretary of health and social services. He is also the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice in Religion and Public Life at the Harvard Kennedy School. His service in the past has been at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops where he was director of the Office of International Affairs and secretary for Social and Political Affairs. He has been president of Catholic Charities USA and counselor at Catholic Relief Services. For almost two decades, he taught at Georgetown University where most recently he was Distinguished Professor of Ethics and International Relations.
With deep appreciation for his extraordinary contributions to the life of the church and his longstanding and abiding commitment to fostering communion, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative bestowed its 2011 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award on Father J. Bryan Hehir.