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Roger Petersen's book Western Intervention in the Balkans ENMISA Distinguished Book Award. Awarded by the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section (ENMISA) of the International Studies Association, the award recognizes the best book published over the past two years in the study of the international politics of ethnicity, nationalism or migration. The criteria for the award include the originality of the argument presented, quality of the research, ability to draw on the insights of the multiple disciplines, innovative methods or methodological syntheses, readability of the text and the policy or practical implications of the scholarship. more...

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Adam Berinsky Margin of error, explained. When you hear poll results reported with a certain margin of error, that’s only part of the story.more...

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Nazli Choucri's new book Cyberpolitics in International Relations (MIT Press, 2012) grapples with fundamental questions of how we can take explicit account of cyberspace in the analysis of world politics and how we can integrate the traditional international system with its cyber venues. Cyberspace is widely acknowledged as a fundamental fact of daily life in today’s world. Until recently, its political impact was thought to be a matter of low politics—background conditions and routine processes and decisions. Now, however, experts have begun to recognize its effect on high politics— national security, core institutions, and critical decision processes. In this book, Nazli Choucri investigates the implications of this new cyberpolitical reality for international relations theory, policy, and practice. more...

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Sharon K. Weiner — PhD 1998 — recipient of the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2012 Louis Brownlow Book Award, for her book entitled Our Own Worst Enemy?: Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise (MIT Press, 2011). more...

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Charles Stewart discusses the state of the US election system more...

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Charles Stewart sizes up the 2012 election more...

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Fotini Christia talks about the attacks on US and Western embassies in North Africa and the Middle East. more...

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Andrea Campbell discusses public opinion and policy viewed through an historical lens. more...

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Alumni Spotlight- Sharlina Hussain-Morgan '07 On a diplomatic mission. more...

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Andrea Campbell interprets the Supreme Court’s health care decision. more...

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Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established. more...

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Nike helps to establish Jill Ker Conway Fellowship Fund at MIT Political Science Department. more...

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Andrónico Luksic endows Fellowship Fund. more...

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Alumni Spotlight- Vali Nasr, PhD 1991 Insight on Islamic Politics more...

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Josh Shifrinson, PhD Candidate Decline of Power Play: Military Strategy for a Declining US in a Complex World more...

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Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series- Featuring Marina Silva
It's Time to Lead by Example more...

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Alumni Spotlight- AnnaLee Saxenian, PhD, 1989: A View of the Valley. more...

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Jens Hainmuller: 'Numbers' guy takes on pressing public policy issues. more...

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Phd candidate Christ Clary discusses what drew him to International Relations. more...

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Dick Samuels receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. Japanese government honors poiltical scientist for significant contributions to scholarship and promoting friendly relations. more...