FT.Com, the online version of the journal Financial Times, has profiled the work and life of Princeton Politics professor Leonard Wantchekon in its most recent issue. The article describes his activism and it's impact on his life and work. It also highlights his work in establishing research facilities and an institute of higher education focused on economics, mathematics, and statistics, in Benin. The African School of Economics is in partnership with Princeton University (among others
In the December 2nd issue of The New Yorker article, "Long Division: Measuring the polarization of American politics" by David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History and Harvard College Professor Jill Lepore, cites the work of Nolan McCarty, Howard Rosenthal and Keith Poole in discussing the recent attack on political science research. See http://nyr.kr/1fXgsek for the article.
Jan-Werner Mueller will give the IWM Lectures in Human Sciences at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen) in Vienna. The IWM launched this series of public lectures in 2000 on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Hans Georg Gadamer, supporter of the Institute since its inception. Mueller will deliver three lectures on the topic of ‘We the People: On Populism and Democracy’.
Of the eight Princeton University professors inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 233rd Class of Members in a ceremony October 12, two were members of the Department of Politics. Professors Stephen Macedo and Leonard Wantchekon were inducted into membership, bringing the number of Politics faculty who have been so distinguished to 24. From the Academy's site:
"The Induction Ceremony recognizes the achievement and vitality of today’s most accomplishe
Professor Jan-Werner Mueller discusses Germany's "irresponsible" politicians and their failure to deal with its most important issues in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. The article is "The Sleepwalking Giant - Germany's Boring Election is Bad News for Europe."
Politics major Henry Rome who graduated spring of last year has published an article in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, volume 36, Issue 10, 2013 based on a paper he wrote as an undergraduate. The title is Revisiting the “Problem From Hell”: Suicide Terror in Afghanistan (see here: http://bit.ly/15CyvjW). To learn more about Henry, see his page http://www.henryrome.com/.
The article abstract:
A hallmark of the resurgence of antigovernment forces in Afghanistan was t
Over the summer, Professor Leonard Wantchekon accompanied a group of ten graduate and two undergraduate students from the Politics Department to Benin. The Princeton students, alongside 39 African students, participated in an intensive two-week long quantitative methods summer school taught by professors from Canada and the United States. Graduate students Colby Clabaugh, Brandon Miller de la Cuesta, Sanata Sy-Sahande and Yang-Yang Zhou also presented their research at the Afro