Fredrik Logevall Awarded Elizabeth Longford Prize
Faculty Associate Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of History at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for his book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956 (Viking, 2020). Logevall garnered praise by the award selection judges for his first volume on John F. Kennedy for presenting a “compelling portrait of a political phenomenon in the making.” The award is presented annually to a historical biography that combines scholarship and narrative drive.
Hardeep Dhillon Wins Two Teaching Awards from Harvard
Former Graduate Student Associate Hardeep Dhillon, postdoctoral fellow in law and inequality at the American Bar Foundation and National Science Foundation, has received two teaching awards. She is a corecipient of the 2021 Faculty of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. She was also awarded the 2021 Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. Dhillon’s research interests include histories of law, mobility, empire, racial capitalism, and settler colonialism.
APSA Best Article Award Goes to Stephen Chaudoin
Faculty Associate Stephen Chaudoin, assistant professor of government at Harvard University, is a corecipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA) International Collaboration Section's 2020 Best Article Award. Chaudoin received the award with coauthor Terry Chapman for the paper, “Public Reactions to International Legal Institutions: The International Criminal Court in a Developing Democracy.” The International Collaboration Section works to promote and disseminate research and encourage the interchange of ideas about international collaboration.
R. Nicholas Burns Nominated Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Faculty Associate R. Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School, was nominated by President Biden to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China. The United States has sent diplomatic representatives to China since the mid-1800s. The nomination of Burns, a seasoned diplomat as well as professor, marks a shift in a role usually filled by politicians.
Ya-Wen Lei Wins ASA Best Paper Award
Faculty Associate Ya-Wen Lei, associate professor of sociology at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Paper Award for her work in American Sociological Review, “Delivering Solidarity: Platform Architecture and Collective Contention in China’s Platform Economy.” This award, offered by the American Sociological Association, recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS).
Alejandro de la Fuente Wins John Phillip Reid Book Award
Faculty Associate Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, is the corecipient of the 2021 John Phillip Reid Book Award for his book with Ariela J. Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The award is given to the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in Anglo-American legal history.
Greg Afinogenov Wins Lincoln Book Prize
Former Graduate Student Associate Greg Afinogenov, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, has received several awards for his new book, Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power (Harvard University Press, 2020). He is the corecipient of the 2021 Lincoln Book Prize, awarded annually for an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past. He is also the corecipient of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, and his book made it to the Financial Times list of the best books of 2020 in history.
Three Faculty Associates Receive Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship
Every year, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards the Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship to select faculty members in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history, and art. The 2021 winners include three Faculty Associates: Rosie Bsheer, assistant professor of history; Durba Mitra, assistant professor in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; and Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government.
Pippa Norris Receives APSA Lifetime Achievement Award
Faculty Associate Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at University of Sydney, has received the 2021 Murray Edelman Lifetime Distinguished Career Award from the Political Communication Research Section of the American Political Science Association/International Communication Association. The award, given every two years, is named after pioneering political scientist Murray Edelman, a longtime professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Max Jacobs Receives Fellowship with The Charlemagne Prize Academy
Center Fellow Max Jacobs, policy advisor for the Green Parliamentary Group Bundestag, received a fellowship award for the Charlemagne Prize Academy. The Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize appoints five fellows every year to work on their projects on the future of Europe. The endowed one-year program consists of individual research, the fulfillment of personal milestones, networking events, and a final presentation of the publication of prospective research results.
Stefan Link Wins Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize
Former WIGH Fellow Stefan Link, associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, has won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, along with an honorable mention for the Michael H. Hunt Prize, for his recent book, Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order (Princeton University Press, 2020). Link’s book offers a compelling global history from the 1930s to the postwar era by tracing the influence of Henry Ford’s ideas and visions. Both book prizes are awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), an organization dedicated to the scholarly study of the history of American foreign relations.