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Undergraduate, Joan Joseph, Invited to Attend the 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Joan Joseph, an undergraduate majoring in political science and statistics, has been invited to attend the 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. The institute is hosted by Duke University and sponsored by the American Political Science Association and NSF and is a highly competitive program that serves as a feeder for diverse students to enter graduate school. This is a great accomplishment for Joan, who is also a Social Science Scholar for 2017-2018. You can read more about theInstitute here

Dr. Inken von Borzyscowski: Panelist at the US Institute of Peace

Dr. Borzyscowski is a panelist at an event a the US Institute of Peace on March 23 of this year. You can read more about the event here.

Dr. Carol Weissert Talks About Appointments to the CRC

Collins Institute Director, Dr. Carol Weissert, addresses the quality of appointments that is key for the next Constitution Revision Commission.

Read the full article here.

Congratulations to Dr. Inken von Borzyskowski!

Dr. Borzyskowski was awarded the ISA-USIP Peace Dissertation Prize during the ISA (International Studies Association) Conference in March 2016. ISA’s Peace Dissertation Prize is co-sponsored by the USIP (United States Institute of Peace) and is an annual prize given for the best peace studies dissertation written in a calendar year. The award honors an outstanding dissertation on the analysis of violent conflict, conflict resolution, peacemaking, or peacebuilding completed in a United States graduate program. USIP wrote an article about her research on election violence which you can read here. 

One of Dr. Borzyskowski’s papers also received the Best Paper Prize of the Comparative Political Institutions standing group at the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research). The Best Paper Prize will be formally awarded during the next ECPR conference in September 2016.