Professor Adam Meirowitz has been awarded the 2012 Social Choice and Welfare Prize which honors young scholars of excellent accomplishment in the area of social choice theory and welfare economics. Adam will receive his medal at the meeting of The Society for Social Choice and Welfare next August in New Dehli. As the prizewinner, Adam will also give a one hour lecture.
Since 1984 the Society for Political Methodology has held annual summer conferences at different host institutions. This year, the Princeton University Politics Department hosted the 28th Annual Summer Methods Meeting (July 28, 2011 – July 30, 2011) for 180 Professors and Graduate Students from across the United States. Faculty leader was Professor Kosuke Imai. Photos of the event can be found at https://www-dept-edit.princeton.edu/politics/graduate/courses/seminars/p
Emily Zackin (Ph.D., Princeton) has won the Edward S. Corwin Award for Best Dissertation in Public Law for her dissertation, "Positive Constitutional Rights in the United States." Emily's dissertation had already received the Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award from the Politics and History section of APSA. Emily is now an assistant professor at Hunter College. Her committee was chaired by Keith Whittington.
The Politics Department Softball Team, Leviathan, won the Championship Game on August 5 after clinching the season’s #1 ranked spot in the A Division for the year. Leviathan is comprised of graduate students, staff, and faculty, and has consistently ranked as one of the best teams in the league. Congratulations, Leviathan! More information about the softball team can be found here: http://www.princeton.edu/politics/graduate/softball/.