Keohane elected fellow of social science academy

May 28, 2007 8:42 p.m.

Robert Keohane, Princeton professor of public and international affairs, is one of four new fellows named to the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Each year, the academy designates a group of fellows "to recognize and honor individual social scientists for their distinguished scholarship in the social sciences, sustained efforts to communicate that scholarship to audiences beyond their own discipline, and professional activities that promise to continue to promote the progress of the social sciences."

Each fellow is designated to a position named after a distinguished scholar and public servant who has written over the past century for the academy's bimonthly journal, The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science. Keohane has been named this year's Harold Lasswell Fellow.

The academy also designated James Williamson, a member of Princeton's class of 2007,  to be one of this year's 135 junior fellows. Williamson is set to graduate with a degree from the Department of Politics, which nominated him for the fellowship. Students are selected for their outstanding grasp of a discipline's theories and methods and for their promise of making substantial contributions to the social sciences in the future.

The academy, founded in 1889, seeks to promote the progress of the social sciences and the use of social science knowledge in the enrichment of public understanding and in the development of public policy.