William B. Russel, Dean of The Graduate School, Princeton University, has announced that Joshua Vandiver has been chosen to receive an APGA Teaching Award for 2012. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 2. The Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni recognizes five outstanding Assistants in Instruction each year with monetary awards to acknowledge their excellent instruction of undergraduates.
Department graduate student In Song Kim has won a competitve honorific fellowship from the Princeton University Graduate School. Harold W. Dodds Fellowships, established in 1957 to honor the University's 15th president, are recognition of outstanding performance and professional promise and represent high commendation according to Graduate School Dean William B. Russel.
Professor Jan-Werner Mueller writes in his commentary in The Guardian:
"It has become conventional wisdom: populist parties are on the rise across Europe, from left (Jean-Luc Mélenchon) to right (Marine Le Pen), and in widely different national and local contexts – from Bradford to Budapest. But while the "P-word" is ubiquitous in political analysis, most observers would be hard pressed to define where exactly legitimate democratic politics stops and perni