Of Note

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates Honored with Imperial Decoration by the Japanese Government

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates and Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Faculty Advisory Committee Members Andrew Gordon and Joseph Nye were honored with Imperial Decoration by the Japanese government for their contributions to Japanese studies and promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Professor Gordon received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, and Professor Nye received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates Make IMF List of Twenty-five Brightest Young Economists

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has named twenty-five young economists considered to be leaders who will shape future thinking about the global economy. Making the list are the following three Faculty Associates:

Melissa Dell, assistant professor of economics, examines poverty and insecurity through the relationship between state and non-state actors and economic development and studies how reforms, such as government crackdowns on drug violence, can influence economic outcomes.

Gita Gopinath, professor of economics, studies international macroeconomics and trade with a focus on sovereign debt, the response of international prices to exchange rate movements, and the rapid shifts in relative value among world currencies.

Nathan Nunn, professor of economics, focuses his research on economic history, economic development, political economy, and international trade, particularly, the long-term impact of historic events such as the slave trade and colonial rule on economic development.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives 2015 ISA Distinguished Senior Scholar Award

Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, is the recipient of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 2015 Distinguished Senior Scholar Award.

The award is given to honor life achievement in international security studies. According to the ISA, nominees typically have made major contributions to scholarship in the field both through their own research and writing and in mentoring others.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives APSA Heinz Eulau Award

Dara Kay Cohen, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, is a co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 2014 Heinz I. Eulau Award for her article in the American Political Science Review, “Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross National Evidence (1980–2009).” The Heinz Eulau prize is awarded annually for the best article published in the American Political Science Review and for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics in the calendar year. Cohen’s research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence during conflict, and gender and international relations.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Named Managing Editor

Gita Gopinath, professor of economics, has been named managing editor of the academic journal, Review of Economic Studies, beginning August 1, 2014. The journal was established in 1933 by a group of young British and American economists and publishes research in theoretical and applied economics mainly by young economists. The Review ranks among the top five economics journals.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives WFLS Harry LeRoy Jones Award

John G. Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, was presented with the prestigious Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) Harry LeRoy Jones Award in June 2014.

Each year the Harry LeRoy Jones award is bestowed on an individual who promotes the rule of international law and has a profound and lasting impact on institutions dedicated to justice, international law, or scholarship.

The WFLS recognized Ruggie for his significant contribution to the study of international relations, focusing on the impact of economic and other forms of globalization on global rulemaking and the emergence of new rule makers.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives 2014 Gutenberg Research Award

The Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) awarded this year’s Gutenberg Research Award to Weatherhead Center Director-Designate Michèle Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology. Michèle Lamont’s work crosses the standard disciplinary boundaries and has produced trailblazing scholarship which is now being used to shape a new approach to cultural sociology.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives ASA Awards

Jocelyn Viterna, associate professor of sociology, received three awards for her book Women in War: The Micro-Processes of Mobilization in El Salvador (Oxford University Press, 2013) at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. The book was recognized with the Distinguished Book Award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association, the Political Sociology Book Award, and an honorable mention for the Distinguished Book Award for the section on the Sociology of Development.