Monthly Archives: June 2013

Read David Barrett’s WaPo piece on an earlier NSA scandal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nsa-secrets-revealed–in-1960/2013/06/21/35e0f072-d509-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

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Jennifer Dixon Wins APSA Accolade

Jennifer, a second-year Assistant Professor, has received the only Honorable Mention awarded in several years for the Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in Politics and History, marking a very successful APSA season for us. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Posted in Awards/grants/fellowships, Research

Washington Minimester XLI Completes Three Exciting (and Exhausting) Weeks

The fifteen students of the 2013 Washington Minimester, pictured here outside the West Wing of the White House, arrived in DC on May 19 to embark on an intense three-week trip that would take us to the floor of the … Continue reading

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Read David Barrett’s Politico piece on NSA data-mining

Professor David Barrett has a new op-ed in Politico. Read it here: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/surveillance-privacy-nsa-programs-legal-92590.html

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Kunle Owolabi wins APSA paper prize

Kunle, an assistant professor, has been unanimously awarded the best paper prize for 2012 by the APSA Comparative Democratization section for his paper, “Literacy and Democracy after Slavery?” Congratulations, Kunle!

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