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Prof. Patrick Egan taught a January-term class at NYU's Washington DC site focused on the 2016 Election. Read an interview with him about the class here.
Prof Josh Tucker examines the imprisonment of rival democratic candidates in The Monkey Cage blog on the Washington Post.
Ph.D. Candidate Emily West's paper, "Descriptive Representation and Political Efficacy: Evidence from Obama and Clinton", has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Politics.
Congratulations to Kanchan Chandra on her new book Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics published by Cambridge University Press.
SMaPP Post-Doc Andrew Guess' research is featured at The Upshot in The New York Times.

Tiberiu Dragu has been received the 2015 Best Paper award by the Human Rights section of the APSA for his paper "Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame" (with Yon Lupu, GW).v
Jennifer Larson won the APSA conference paper award given by the political networks section for her paper "Ethnic Networks" (co-authored with Janet Lewis).

Former PhD student Pablo Barbera has been awarded the 2016 Miller Prize for Best Paper published in Political Analysis 2015-16 for his paper "Birds of the same feather tweet together: Bayesian ideal point estimation using Twitter data." (Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 76-914)

The APSA has awarded Christine Harrington the Law and Courts Service Award. This award is handed out by the law and courts section of APSA for service on committees and leadership roles.
Melissa Schwartzberg's book, Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule (Cambridge, 2014), has won the 2016 David and Elaine Spitz Prize for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory published two years earlier.
Ph.D. Candidate Renard Sexton's paper "Aid as a Tool against Insurgency: Evidence from Contested and Controlled Territory in Afghanistan" has been accepted for publication at the American Political Science Review. Renard is on the job market this fall.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016! This year, our PhD students landed tenure-track positions at Australian National University, College of William and Mary,  Florida State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of California at Davis, and University of Essex; postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University, Science Po (France), and Peace and Democracy Institute at Korea University; and a private industry job at Facebook.
Ph.D. Candidate Saad Gulzar's paper (with Ben Pasquale, NYU 2015), "Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India", has been accepted for publication at the American Political Science Review.

The Monkey Cage blog, coauthored by Politics' Joshua Tucker, was named Best Group Blog by the Online Media Caucus of the International Studies Association.

Politics honors student Isabelle Klinghoffer '16 has been awarded the Albert Borgman/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for NYU's best honors thesis in social science.

Prof. Martin Schain, whose career at NYU spans five decades, has been named a recipient of the College of Arts and Science's Golden Dozen Teaching Award.

Prof. Patrick Egan has published new research in Nature on how pleasant weather may sending the wrong signal on climate change. He's also written an op-ed on these findings in the New York Times.

The Economist's Special Report on Technology and Politics mentions the SMaPP Lab's research and the Report's sources include several papers and articles from the Lab and its members.

The Politics Department is offering undergraduate classes in Summer 2016. A schedule of courses may be found here.
There is a nice article up of The Monkey Cage (a Washington Post blog co-authored by Prof. Joshua Tucker) and its history in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Alexandra Siegel (3rd year Ph.D. student in Politics) has a great new post at The Monkey Cage featuring her SMaPP lab research and a report she wrote on it for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
One of the SMaPP laboratory articles has made an end of the year top 10 list on Nieman Lab at Harvard.

Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa for his contribution to the field of international relations and to the study of war and peace.
Prof. David Stasavage has been named as a Julius Silver Professor in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of political science.

Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been named the recipient of the 2016 Susan Strange Award from the International Studies Association.
Member of NYU's Social Media and Political Participation Lab have a new paper published in Psychological Science on political polarization on Twitter.  Read the abstract here.
Drew Dimmery won the John Williams Prize from the Society for Political Methodology for the best dissertation prospectus submitted in Academic Year 2014-15.

Prof. David Stasavage won the Michael Wallerstein Prize from the American Political Science Association for his paper "Was Weber Right? The Role of Urban Autonomy in Europe's Rise".
Prof. David Stasavage was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Prof. Patrick Egan is featured on CSPAN's BookTV to discuss his book Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics.  Watch the interview here.

Prof. Steven Brams, with co-author D. Marc Kilgour, received the 2013 award for Best Paper published in the Journal of Theoretical Politics for their article "Narrowing the Field in Elections: The Next-Two Rule" (October 2012).


Prof. Patrick Egan is a 2012 recipient of the NYU Golden Dozen award in recognition of outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom.


Prof. David Stasavage's article with Ken Scheve, "The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation" (published in International Organization), won the 2012 Michael Wallerstein Prize for Best Published Paper in Political Economy, from the Political Economy section of the American Political Science Association.


Prof. David Stasavage's book, States of Credit, won the 2012 award for Best Book in European Politics from the European Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.


Prof. Josh Tucker has been elected Vice-President of the Midwest Political Science Association from April 2012 - April 2014.


Dean Thomas Carew of the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science has announced the appointment of George Downs as the first incumbent of the Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Affairs.  In making this announcement, Dean Carew stated, “Through this appointment, we are delighted to honor Professor Downs’ work and long career in international relations and human rights, and we are equally grateful to Joel Smilow for recognizing the excellence of our Department of Politics and establishing this prestigious chair.”


Prof. David Stasavage's APSR paper, "When Distance Mattered: Geographic Scale and the Development of European Representative Assemblies,"  won the 2011 Lawrence Longley Award for the best article on Representation and Electoral Systems, from the Representation and Electoral Systems section of the American Political Science Association.


Prof. Becky Morton's co-authored Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality won the 2011 (and inaugural) Best Book Award from the Experimental Research section of the American Political Science Association.
Prof. Neal Beck is the 2011 recipient of the Society for Political Methodology Career Achievement Award. This is the Society’s top honor and recognizes an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in Political Methodology.