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Three Faculty Associates Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to three WCFIA Faculty Associates on their election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Torben Iversen, Marc Melitz, and Jonathan Zittrain are part of the 237th class of members. Academy members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. 

Byron J. Good Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Faculty Associate Byron J. Good, professor of anthropology at Harvard University and professor of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, won the 2017 Society for Psychological Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given by the American Anthropological Association every year. The award "honors career-long contributions to psychological anthropology that have substantially influenced the field and its development."

Michèle Lamont Awarded 2017 Erasmus Prize

Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and of African and African American studies, was awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize. One of Europe’s most illustrious recognitions, the prize honors individual or group contributions to European culture, society, or social science. The Erasmus Foundation recognizes Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Wins Global Policy Book Award

Faculty Associate Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, was awarded the Global Policy Book Award recently for his 2015 book, Is the American Century Over? The award, given by the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University, recognizes books that make a profound impact on the discussion of global politics.

Frank Dobbin Wins HBR McKinsey Award

Faculty Associate Frank Dobbin, professor of sociology, won the HBR McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article of the year along with coauthor Alexandra Kalev. Their article, "Why Diversity Programs Fail," reveals that decades of workplace programs intended to foster diversity haven't been successful.

Maya Jasanoff Wins Windham-Campbell Prize

Faculty Associate Maya Jasanoff, Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, won the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. The prize, given by Yale University, was awarded to eight recipients honored for their literary achievement or promise. Jasanoff is the author of two award-winning works of nonfiction, and has a forthcoming book called The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, to be published in November 2017.

Theodore C. Bestor Appointed to the Board of Delegates of the American Council of Learned Societies

Faculty Associate Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, was appointed to the Board of Delegates of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), as the representative for the Association of Asian Studies. He will also serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Delegates. The ACLS is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

Nancy Khalil Announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

Former Graduate Student Associate Nancy Khalil is one of eight PhD students at Harvard to form the fifth class of the Society of Horizons Scholars. Horizons Scholars are selected as representatives of the high aspirations and extraordinary achievements of Harvard’s PhD programs. Khalil was selected for her dissertation entitled “Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the United States.”

The Nature Conservancy Appoints Calestous Juma to Global Board of Directors

Faculty Associate Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School, was appointed as a member of the global board of directors at the Nature Conservancy. Guided by science, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving land and water. 

Kenneth Rogoff Wins 2017 PROSE Award in Economics

Faculty Associate Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics, won the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics for his book, The Curse of Cash. The annual PROSE Awards, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over forty categories. 

Margot Moinester Receives Doctoral Fellowship

Graduate Student Associate Margot Moinester, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, has received a two-year American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality.

Herbert C. Kelman Awarded National Order of Merit

Faculty Associate Emeritus Herbert C. Kelman, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, was recently presented with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria. According to the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, the prize "recognizes Kelman's pioneering role in contemporary peace research and his extraordinary intellectual achievements."

Michael Horowitz Wins International Studies Award

Weatherhead Center alum Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is the 2017 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award, which recognizes young scholars in international relations. Presented by the International Studies Association, the annual award is given to a scholar who makes a significant contribution to the study of IR and peace research. 

Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont Receives Honorary Degree

Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and of African and African American studies, received an honorary degree from the University of Amsterdam. She was honored for her contribution to social science, in particular cultural sociology, and its linking role between the United States and the European social sciences. 

Amartya Sen Wins Albert O. Hirschman Prize

Faculty Associate Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, was the 2016 recipient of the biennial Hirschman Prize. Awarded by the Social Science Research Council, the prize is given to scholars with significant contributions to international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory, and public communication. Sen presented the Albert O. Hirschman Lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study in April 2017.